Help us prepare for the arrival of our Ukrainian family! :-) Tunbridge Wells, UK



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    We have struggled to watch what has been happening in Ukraine over these past months and cannot 'do nothing'. We have therefore decided to open our home to any Ukrainian refugee who needs it. We have already had a family contact us who are desperate to come to the UK and we are now going through the application process.

    When this family are on their feet and have moved on, we will accept another Ukrainian family. We are in it for the long haul.

    This means we need to change our own life plans a little and change our focus.

    Our challenge is that we had not expected everything to move so quickly and we are now scrambling around to make sure we are ready for their arrival. We want to create a really nice place for them. To date, we have been slowly doing our home renovation project with the help of wonderful volunteers from this site and others. However, we now need to ramp up the work to be ready. Slight panic has set in... :-)

    We are therefore looking for any skilled people (builders, electricians, plumbers, painters, decorators, etc) who can help us out in the next few weeks.

    Please get in touch if you can help out?


    Hello everyone! We are a friendly family with beautiful 4 year old twins who are absolutely WONDERFUL and two friendly rescue cats.

    I am originally from Scotland (although I grew up in Africa due to my father's job) and moved here after I married my English husband. We have both travelled extensively, love adventure and meeting people from very walk of life. Our home is usually filled with laughter and humour unless there is a Scotland v England match on.... :-)

    We own a beautiful old Victorian property but it is showing its age and we'd welcome help to help restore it back to its full glory.

    We live in a picturesque, historic town in Kent (Royal Tunbridge Wells) which is also only c50mins by train from the centre of London if you choose to explore the capital. So an amazing combination of the calmness of a lovely town and the buzz of the capital close by!

    It is a fantastic location for so many activities - the town is surrounded with the fabulous countryside and we're also less than an hour from the coast and also from Gatwick (for short getaways to Europe).

    Kent is regarded as the 'Garden of England' and we have lots of farms in the nearby area as well as everything being in the countryside has to offer - walking, hiking, etc and, of course, the fantastic country pubs! Strange to think we are only 50mins from the bustle of London and everything that has to offer too!

    The town itself is fantastic. As well as having all the usual properties of a large town, it also has a beautiful historic part (a five minute walk from us) which hosts jazz festivals and farmer's markets, Christmas markets and so forth. It is popular with the neighbouring and villages. It also has a large array of cafes and every kind of shop and essentially you'll find everything you need here. We do :-)

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    Bricolage et projets de construction
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    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We have hosted for a long time now and have hosted people from all over the world and from all walks of life, those without religion and those with religion, those who've just left school and those who've just retired, vegans, vegetarians and big old meat eaters! Every kind of person with every kind of thought. And we've LOVED it! We love great conversation and laughter and it's been so wonderful to share this with the lovely people passing through our lives via this channel.

    We always try and make the exchange meaningful for each workaway as we appreciate everyone does this for different reasons. Some are looking to improve their English language skills, some are looking to understand more about the British culture, some are on a 'round the world' holiday and others are looking place to stay whilst they develop their own businesses or plans for their future (one of our workaway couples had their first sale for their business whilst with us - champagne all around!). There are many reasons people choose to be workaways and we try to make sure we can make that experience happen for them.

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    Our focus has now changed and we would really appreciate help with getting the house ready for our Ukrainian family.

    We have a number of half-finished jobs which we'd like to finish before their arrival, so the house and their living areas are in a good state.

    Would greatly appreciate any help from the trades - builders, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, painters & decorators, etc.

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    We live in a large house so we are able to provide spacious accommodation for our workaways which also provides privacy for you. Therefore, as well as your bedroom, you have your own kitchen (this is one of the areas we want to revamp) and bathroom too. You also have your own front door (our house has 2 external doors).

    The bedrooms are lovely double rooms (with double beds) and are garden facing so are very quiet. Your kitchen is fully equipped and your bathroom has just been renovated.

    We provide food for all three meals of the day.

    We like to create a balance of spending time together and also making sure everyone has their space so we eat some dinners together and others apart. This has worked really well so far and everyone seems to really appreciate that balance.

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    We are a very busy family so it is important travellers are self-sufficient and confident exploring on their own.

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