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WORTHING West Sussex
All Year: April to September
Area (ha): third of an acre
Persons: 1 female
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 27808
Country: England

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Last Updated: June 14, 2018

If there is anyone 25 years+ available we are ready to welcome someone from June 21st for 2 or 3 weeks.
We are looking for someone to help mostly with cleaning and housework both inside and outside of the house and helping at a car boot sale. Inside would generally be cleaning around the house and possibly some easy ironing. Depending on the time outside would include sweeping paths, weeding and generally helping Tim in the garden. No cooking is required as I like to cook myself. See also more jobs below.
We enjoy being members of helpx and would like someone preferably over the age of 25 to come and stay in a relaxed household and enjoy the south coast for short stays at various times to help me with some cleaning of the house and windows and sometimes to help Tim weeding and cutting down in the garden. We are a retired couple in our sixties (still young and fit). Jean was teacher in a primary school and then was head of an Autistic unit and Tim taught art and ceramics. Our house is quite big and close to the sea and the South Downs if you like walking. There is a nice garden which has been open to the public for charity. You would have a room to yourself with a TV and internet connection / wifi. The bathroom is shared. We are not vegetarian and eat meat or fish every day, however vegetarians can be accommodated. Worthing is the nearest big town about 20 minutes walk along the seafront. Here there are good facilities, museum, library, swimming baths, cinema, theatre, lots of pubs and the pier. Buses are nearby and the railway station is 10 minutes walk away. You can get into Brighton easily by bus or train and London is 90 minutes by train. Tickets from London can be booked cheaply on Southern Railway site if booked a week or 2 in advance. The nearest railway station is Durrington on Sea and we can pick you up from there or there is ample parking in the street if you have a car. Within the region there are lots of attractions such as stately homes, castles and parks.
We both travel a lot throughout the world mainly during the English winters and like to meet new people. Tim is still painting in his studio and we both collect all sorts of things. We have no pets apart from Koi carp in the garden pond.
We would like short stays initially, possibly longer if we have more work to do, to work about 4 hours daily for 5 days (20 22 hours for the week.) As I said previously work involves mostly general house cleaning, dusting, window cleaning, vacuuming, maybe some ironing, bike or car cleaning, brass cleaning, sweeping garden paths and possibly helping Tim in the garden (mostly weeding), in exchange for food and accommodation. We would like a non-smoker only please.

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