Enjoy the outdoor life in an amazing setting and improve your English near Cambridge, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    Regretfully, it is ESSENTIAL that you hold the CORRECT VISA (see gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules) and comply with current Covid protocols. My husband and I are immunosuppressed, so such compliance is life-saving.

    Other than this we endeavour to free ourselves from constraints, projecting our energies to enable sustainable yet comfortable living, working within our boundaries to optimise environmental and aesthetic impact. Our guests have all made a contribution to achieving this. One of my favourite experiences is in developing a fully-motivated individual’s spoken English, equalled by the considerable visual and practical pleasure derived from the improvements effected by our guests.

    Our household consists of myself, my husband, a dog (dachapoo) as well as about 40 chickens and a horse (not ours) which grazes the fields. So far we have had guests from Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, Hong Kong, Japan (and even England), and we welcome all nationalities.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    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

    Spoken (and written) English. We can explore its eccentricities and grammar together. There are also many language schools in Cambridge, however due to Covid-19 openings are variable.

    Covid-willing, from time to time I will take you out and about to see local places and events. You may also learn about the life which both my husband and I have lived to the full, through a broad interest in the world around us, literature, travel and work. Added to which are eco and country living, animal welfare, horticulture, land and house maintenance, as well as biology and zoology for beginners!

  • Aide

    Aide

    We welcome help in the fields, from clearing nettles and brush to digging holes for planting, trimming back branches, preparing wood piles, caring for the chickens (including handling), cutting and mowing, painting this and that - living a predominantly outdoor life. When we are able to, undertaking tasks companionably either with myself or very occasionally with my husband but, when health constrains us, independently.

    We are elderly in body (not spirit) so need help with the more vigorous tasks we can no longer do, therefore it is important that you are in good physical shape.

    In the winter bring warm clothing and, whatever the season, have a full set of working clothes and shoes which keep you dry and which you don’t mind getting muddy in. Also do bring slippers.

    Some of the ideal profiles we have experienced through taking part in Workaway are individuals who readily take responsibility for tasks and enjoy seeing projects (whether large or small) through to completion, are proactive, conscientious, eager to learn and impart new skills (whether physical or mental), independent and flexible, strong in mind and body, dedicated to improving their English, enjoy broadening their horizons through shared experience and knowledge, mature and self-reliant, well brought-up, tidy, easy conversationalists, and tolerant of my driving enthusiasm and need to complete any task once started. We have had guests who purported to be shy and we hope to have developed their self-confidence, since all have been a success. There are a plethora of jobs here and often the opportunity to develop your own interests.

    To a city dweller we may appear isolated, to a country person we are ideally situated, nonetheless Cambridge offers the opportunity to meet your peers. There are language schools galore to enable this.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire
    Italien: Intermédiaire
    Arabe: Débutant
    Allemand: Débutant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Our home is a newly-built eco house, on the edge of a village, secluded yet within easy walking distance of the guided bus to Cambridge. We operate a 100% non-smoking policy.

    You will live in a self-contained annexe (The Divesting Room) with internet, television, refrigerator, microwave, hotplates, etc. In the winter you will need to dress warmly and bring thick socks and slippers as the floors are unheated ceramic tiles, however there is a wood burner which keeps the room toasty and, at the other extreme, air-conditioning to mitigate any hot summers.

    Taking into account your personal tastes, we provide a cooked lunch, and the ingredients to make your own breakfast and supper. Our own diet is not vegetarian, although we do eat more vegetables than meat; naturally we prefer to share the same food with our guests.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF THE COLOURED CALENDAR BAR SHOWING AVAILABILITY IS RED (which in our case stands for “already booked”). THANKS

    Fen Drayton is a small village, typical of the area and if you enjoy walking has a RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Nature Reserve which we overlook and which offers miles of pathways through the Fens, rivers and lakes. If you prefer to bicycle you may use one of ours. Additionally there is a very good local pub, the Three Tuns, but for something more exciting at night you would have to go to Cambridge. Newly opened in the village, just a few minutes bicycle ride away, there is also a gym .

    Cambridge is about 15 minutes walk then 20 minutes guided bus ride - it currently runs along the longest such route in the world, passing through beautiful countryside to reach the centre of Cambridge with its numerous delights: visual, cultural, culinary and entertaining. There are also many interesting surrounding villages and towns to explore. By train from Cambridge, London is under an hour away.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours/day, 5 days/flexible week

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