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Conservation and restoration a historic house in the Sussex countryside, UK

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  • Activité récente: 25 févr. 2024

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  2024 

 Séjour min. souhaité : Un mois ou plus

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family-run historic house near East Grinstead, in Sussex. The architect of the house later went on to build parts of the Capitol and White House in Washington D.C. In the 1970s it was owned by Led Zeppelin, but by the time our family purchased the house in 1982, it was almost a ruin, and had been divided into flats.

    We've fought a 42 year long battle against fires, floods, dry rot, wet rot, bills and bureaucracy, to restore it to some of its former glory. In the summer, we open to visitors twice a week, and host a series of concerts.

    We do this to preserve our national heritage, and to educate, entertain and inspire people. We don't make any profit from the project - big houses are very expensive to run and maintain - but have been lucky to host more than 1,000 helpers and Workawayers since 1982, who have generously given their time and effort to helping others to appreciate the history, culture, architecture, landscape and music. We'd love you to join us.

    Depending on your age and circumstances, we'll work with you to make sure you acquire the right visa to come to the UK and help us out. We'll provide you with accommodation, and will pay you £9.50 per hour for the help you give us. Please contact us for more information and to discuss this in more detail.

    Thank you for your interest!

    Volunteer recruitment is run by the Latrobe Heritage Trust, a registered charity in England & Wales since 1987.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    The house is set in beautiful English countryside, with wonderful walks to picturesque pubs and villages nearby. We're only 25 minutes from London Gatwick airport, and just under an hour from central London by train, and we'll give you advice on what to see in London and how to get there.

    We'll pay for you to have free English lessons if you would like them.

    If you're over 25, qualified to drive, and are planning to stay for longer than two months, we'll insure you on a car (if not, we're only three miles from a large town, East Grinstead, and will happily drive you in to do your shopping).

    We'll have you to lunch/supper sometimes to improve your English. You'll usually be one of several Workawayers - so you'll even have company for beers and barbecues! We also have two beautiful - and often rather naughty - dogs, Mabel and Lily, who can't wait to meet you, and some chickens, who lay a lot of eggs which - importantly - we need your help to eat.

  • UK chairty

    Registered charity

    This host is a registered charity in the UK and is looking for help with their charity project.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We are currently looking for singles and couples for summer and autumn 2024. Ideally, you'll have skills in some of the following: gardening, construction/building, electrics, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, and/or forestry skills.

    If you're a good self-starter who's enthusiastic and able to work independently sometimes, you'll do well here. There is always a range of interesting projects, from mending greenhouses and growing vegetables to painting window frames, mowing lawns and having tea with our visitors!

    We get lots of fabulous (and hugely appreciated) emails, and it's very helpful if you can list some examples of what you've done with these skills in the past. Unfortunately we can't always reply to all your marvellous emails as they tend to arrive by the hundred, but are grateful for all your interest! We only use Workaway when we have a need for Workawayers, so don't always log in to the site as regularly as we might like.

    We are also taking advance bookings for autumn and winter 2024 (the above skills particularly appreciated).

    Due to the size and complexity of the house and in order to make stays fulfilling and worthwhile, ideally we need Workawayers who can stay for eight weeks or more. Thanks very much for reading this.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Italien: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Workawayers will either have the use of one of three recently refurbished and comfortable cottages. These are comfortable, secluded and have recently been used by our Workawayers.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Depending on your age and circumstances, we'll work with you to make sure you acquire the right visa to come to the UK and help us out. We'll provide you with accommodation, and will pay you £9.50 per hour for the help you give us. Please contact us for more information and to discuss this in more detail.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours per day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 663342794162

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