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Gillingham, Dorset
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.2
Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 28851
Country: England

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Last Updated: January 27, 2019

Taking helpers Feb - April 2019
We've recently moved into an old house on the edge of a small town in SW England. The garden needs a lot of digging and replanting. The house needs artistic work to restore it to a 1787 farmhouse - painting,carpentry,construction - (some heavy),so men are preferred for 2-4 weeks. We also need someone who is good with marketing ebooks, editing and selling through a website.
You will have a comfortable room and great food and wifi. The town has all amenities and is on the main railway line to London and on bus routes.
There will be plenty of trips out to surrounding towns and countryside. Stonehenge is about 30 mins away by car.
I should point out that we do NOT cater for vegetarians or anyone who has particular dietary needs. Tell us if there's anything you don't eat.

Here are some reviews from helpers at our house in Spain:-

From: Ireland Date: October 2, 2014
Well I don't know where to begin. Mike and John were two of the nicest people I have ever met. I had been 6 months away from home when I arrived in Galicia but I never felt homesick once with them.
The work was very doable. Any gardening was very straightforward and while the majority of my work was helping to proof-read Mike's book I found it to be really compelling and charming work. Some of the highlights of my stay were trying Octopus for the first time and learning to play Bridge. Although I must give special mention to Mike's jokes and John's cooking which I wont soon forget.
Best of luck guys and thanks for everything.

From: United States Date: July 24, 2014
I stayed with Mike and John for a little over 2 weeks and I loved it. The work was reasonable. Mike wont ask you to do anything hes not willing to do alongside of you. The food, as other has said, is fantastic. Mike is a pretty good barber as well and can cut your hair if you sweet talk him. Their friends are help x host as well, and it was great to have company over for dinners and such. My time here was always happily busy be it work or play. Watch out though Mike and John are seasoned card sharks. Thanks for the wonderful stay Mike and John.

From: United Kingdom Date: April 3, 2014
Right, I'll start with my criticisms.... It may take me a few months to burn off the extra weight I've gained from the plentiful and delicious food we received at Mike and John's, other than that, what canIi say?
They make you part of the family, the food company and experience are all top notch, they share everything they can with their guests, and really make the experience something to remember. My advice to any helpers is to jump at the chance to stay with these two wonderful hosts.
Thank you so much,
Julyan & Chew XxX

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