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We are an Independent Hostel and not for profit charity run by a small, friendly team of staff, mostly aged 30 to 50, managed by Tim. The hostel is set in 17 acres of grounds overlooking Derwentwater, and has woodlands, a large lawn and its own waterfall with a hydro-generator. The hostel is a charitable trust, and any profit that is made is ploughed back into refurbishing the 230 year old Georgian Mansion, as well as providing grants for disadvantaged children to stay here.
Every day at the hostel is varied, with all sorts of guests staying, such as school groups, universities, walking, running and other adult groups, families, and people staying on their own. We get visitors from all over the world. People come to enjoy the landscape, for educational reasons, or to take part in outdoor activities.
Above all we are looking for independent volunteers who love to meet new people, work hard and have a passion to explore the Lake District. It is a perfect cultural exchange. In exchange for your help we will provide food and accommodation and the opportunity to work with and meet new people, and discover the culture and rich environment of the Lake District.
Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendreJardinageCuisine/repas pour la familleAide à la maisonEntretien général
Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre
Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre
In exchange for your help we will provide food and accommodation and the opportunity to work with and meet new people, and discover the culture and rich environment of the Lake District, with the opportunity to walk and explore the hills and valleys. The Lake District is a World Heritage Site and there is so much to explore and do.
This host is a registered charity in the UK and is looking for help with their charity project.
The Workawayers will be asked to help 5 hours a day for 5 days a week which may include weekends. There is some flexibility to the times of help, and this can be discussed once an application has been received. A minimum commitment to helping of one week is usually required, along with a flexible attitude.
A reasonable standard of English is needed as none of us speak any other languages well, but we are used to having foreign helpers and are patient with those keen to learn our language.
The help which is required will be varied, and may include any or all of the following: Cleaning the hostel, deep cleaning of rooms, painting, decorating and general maintenance, gardening, basic administrative tasks, sewing. No previous experience is needed, but if you have any particular talents we can use, they will be put to good use.
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
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A single room in the hostel staff flat is available for workawayers, sharing kitchen and bathroom with up to 4 other live-in hostel staff.
The vibrant town of Keswick is only 2 miles away and has many bars, cafes and outdoor clothing shops, as well as a few quirky tourist attractions. The Theatre By The Lake puts on many fine plays and other events, and there are always at least 2 recent films showing every week at the Keswick Alhambra Cinema.
There are plenty of stunning walks for all levels of fitness to go on, straight from either the hostel or Keswick town. The Lake District National Park is a huge area for exploring, either with a car, public transport, on foot, by bicycle, or by boat on some of the lakes. In the winter there is a chance of snow, which can make things very exciting.
Staff are sociable and will be willing to ask Workawayers to accompany them on walks, nights out, etc. We also have a vast amount of knowledge when it comes to what to do in the local area.
Accès Internet limité
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Espace pour garer des vans
We are happy to hear from workaways who are travelling with their own campervans. We have large grounds, which give a lovely place to park up, and to live, for the duration of your stay with us. Please let us know you have a van when contacting us.
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Nombre d'heures attendues
5 hours per day (max 25hours/week), 2 days off
Ce sont des évaluations supplémentaires en option lorsque les membres laissent un feedback. La note moyenne pour chaque option est affichée.
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I spent 6 weeks working there - which didn't feel like work but more like holiday. They always made sure I'm comfortable with any assigned task.
If I wanted to spend my free time alone, I could go and discover the walking paths around the… read more
I was very stressed before coming here, but they welcome me very warmly and kindly. I have discovered the beautiful area of the lakes District and met a wonderful team! The job was never too hard to do, and if I had a doubt there were always someone to help me. This is an… read more
There is a valuable lesson to learn… read more
Thanks so much for coming to help us, and I'm really pleased you had such a great time.
The work is easy and very various. Tha accomodation is perfect! I mean, you get everything you need! A warm house, an own room and food! All the staff memebers are unbeliveably helpful, funny and easy-going. I spent there 3 months. When I left I felt that I… read more
Olivia is incredibly hard working, and amazingly good fun to be around. She will turn her hand to any work… read more
Jemina is a really hard working person, who was really interesting to be around. We don't get many Finnish people here, so it was nice to learn about… read more
Giulia is a very enthusiastic and sociable person. She worked very hard and was incredibly helpful in the hostel. We loved having her here, and her cheerful smile was always… read more
Dave and Vicky are really excellent chefs: pizza and lasagne were very good so I didn't miss Italian food. I also… read more
Sandra is a great person, very cheerful and funny. She worked really hard while she was here and got on with anything we asked her to do. We would gladly have her back at the hostel.
The Lake District is one of the most beautiful places that I ever been. I love all of there.
Was my first experience with workaway and was amazing, I met so many people and I'm so happy for that.
Thank you… read more
Feli is a wonderful person, very friendly and sociable. She worked very hard while she was here, and didn't complain about any of the jobs we gave her to do. We will miss her.