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Farnham
All Year: flexible
Area (ha): 0.5
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 3791
Country: England

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Last Updated: February 23, 2020

Handyperson/carpenter/builder/gardener/dog-walker needed.
We would welcome someone to assist with looking after our family of four dogs (2 older dogs and 2 puppies) and helping with various building, maintenance and repair projects around our house, outbuildings and garden.
There are 4 of us (Noel a librarian, Louise a teacher, Jan (22) and Flavia (19) but not all of us are home all the time) + dogs and some chickens and ducks and snakes. We all live in a scenic, very rural area of Surrey next to several farms and stables. London is 80 kms away.
Our house is a cottage with a large garden. The nearest village is about 2km away. Work is needed for about six hours daily, five days a week. Paid overtime is possible. As we all work/study full-time, the person should be comfortable with being here on their own. This is a main reason for us looking for a helpxer, as our dogs enjoy the company and walks. The ideal person should be relaxed, friendly and outgoing. Apart from dog care, the main work is renovating a garage and our cottage, so experience with general carpentry, concreting and bricklaying is needed. In exchange we offer food, accommodation in a studio in the garden and maybe use of a car if you're staying longer. There is Wi-Fi, computers and TV. The locality is brilliant for running, walking, biking and swimming.

reviews (5)
Helper: Ezequiel Fernandez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Argentina Date: February 3, 2020
I've spent two months with Louise, Noel, Jan and Snob at home. I can say it ... view complete review

Helper: Josep M. Cedó Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: November 6, 2018
I spent 2 weeks at Rook’s Cottage with the Rasmussen family and have to say t... view complete review

Helper: Catalin and Adelina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Romania Date: October 1, 2014
Stepping into the HelpX world through the 'Rasmussen Gate' at Rooks Cottage w... view complete review

Helper: Ekaterina Maximova Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: March 10, 2014
My stay at Rooks was definitely a positive experience. After spending almost ... view complete review

Helper: Álvaro Rodríguez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: September 3, 2012
I feel privileged for have lived with them. You don´t know how nice can be ... view complete review

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