Help us transform our cottage into a creative space in the quirky town of Belper, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    Come and stay in our caravan! We live in the quirky town of Belper, on the edge of the Beautiful Peak District National Park, near the centre of England, in a 200 year old house that used to be a mill with a waterwheel. We are a family who love people and experiencing new cultures, with history, homes, families, and friends from The Netherlands to The Antipodes, and from America to South Africa.

    Emily is an artist, author, podcaster, poet, and teacher. Matt is a musician, designer, analyst, and entrepreneur.

    We married in 2020, and together we love all things creative and collaborative, taking particular pleasure in hearing people’s stories and exploring constructive narratives through open-hearted conversation. We love the outdoors and have an aptitude for making an adventure out of almost anything.

    You can read the story of Emily’s earlier life, published under the title 'hitchhiking with drunken nuns'. She has two chatty and considerate sons still fresh to their teenage years.

    We are some years into the lengthy task of working to bring new life to our old cottage and to make it into a creative space for us and for others.

    From basic decorating to full blown bridge-building, from minor repair jobs to the design of a whole new tiny house in the garden... the project list is extensive. As well as house and garden development activity, help is also needed with maintenance tasks such as gardening and decorating.

    We have many years experience living in shared households, including Emily’s past hosting of a great many work-awayers, many of whom are now good friends. We have much to offer as well as expecting a decent contribution if you come to stay.

    We’re flexible with specifics but our overall expectation is for 4-5 hours commitment each working day so we can whittle down the to-do list and speed our progress towards making an inviting space where we can host all sorts of creative collaboration.

    If you’d like to join us for the journey, we’d love to hear from you.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bénévolat
    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    If you are a creative person there is a lot of opportunity for your creativity to develop further in our household. Music, art, education, spiritual growth. If you come wanting to learn, the opportunities are endless.

    Time here should also help you improve your DIY skills!

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We are some years into the lengthy task of working to bring new life to our old cottage and to make it into a creative space for us and for others.

    From basic decorating to full blown bridge-building, from minor repair jobs to the design of a whole new tiny house in the garden... the project list is extensive. As well as house and garden development activity, help is also needed with maintenance tasks such as gardening, decorating, and general housekeeping.

    We want you to visit because you want to be part of home and our journey for a while, not just because you want free accommodation.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Portugais: Intermédiaire
    Français: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    we are so interested in languages that were currently working on two podcasts related to language and communication!

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Caravan. right outside the house. It has a small comfortable double bed, small table, wardrobe and storage space, and a chemical toilet for use at night time (optional). Shower and bathroom are in the house. Washing machine at your disposal. Caravan is a little retro, but is clean and damp free. There is a heater for the colder months, and if it ever gets too cold you can stay in the house.

    Kitchen is shared. We have a 'leave no trace' rule - you will be expected to leave spaces better than how you found them.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Our location offers the best of both worlds: easy access to a culturally fascinating heritage town with a vibrant creative community, as well as easy access to the stunning countryside of the Peak District National Park.

    Belper itself has (outside of covid lockdown) a good selection of independent shops, farmer’s markets, arts trails, an independent cinema, live music venues and festivals, and rowing boats on the river.

    There are endless possibilities for local walks right outside the door. Public Footpaths crisscross the local hills, which are well-appointed with arguably some of the best pubs in England.

    Bus and train links from Belper town centre (a pleasant 1 mile walk away) provide routes northward into the heart of the Peak District and southward to Derby, which has good travel connections to Nottingham (30mins), Birmingham (45mins), and London (2hrs).

    The list of nearby attractions includes the spa town of Buxton, the Matlock Bath illuminations, Bakewell (home of Bakewell tart!), Chatsworth House, Denby pottery’s visitor's centre, and many more. The list of natural attractions is arguably even more extensive, with a fine array of opportunities for hiking, cycling, climbing, camping, and other outdoor pursuits.

    We really like it here.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Matt is currently working from home as a digital homad. There’s room for another.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Can fit a medium campervan - ask if you want more details

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    only birds and small mice

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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