Help our family restore a historic house in the Sussex countryside, near London, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family-run historic house and estate near East Grinstead, Sussex, U.K. Built by Benjamin Henry Latrobe in 1792, and once owned by rock band Led Zeppelin, the house is of significant architectural importance - Latrobe later went on to build parts of the Capitol and White House buildings in Washington D.C.! Our family purchased the house in the 1980s when it was derelict and divided into flats, and have fought a 40 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. Thank you for your interest!

    We don't make any profit from the project - quite the opposite - and 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 (e.g. a Youth Mobility Visa, a Graduate visa or a Turkish Worker 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.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • 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.

  • L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

    L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

    Cet hôte offre l'hébergement et une rémunération.

    L’hôte a indiqué qu'il paierait au moins le salaire horaire minimum de son pays pour chaque heure travaillée et que l’hébergement serait fourni. Il demande de l'aide dans le cadre de son entreprise ou activité professionnelle. Contactez l'hôte directement via la messagerie du site pour en savoir plus et avoir des détails sur le salaire proposé. Tous les arrangements devraient être conclus à l'avance avec votre hôte.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We are currently looking for singles and couples for summer and autumn 2022. Ideally, you'll have: 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.

    We are also taking advance bookings for autumn and winter 2022 (the above skills particularly appreciated). 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. 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!

    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 (e.g. a Youth Mobility Visa, a Graduate visa or a Turkish Worker 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

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