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Area (ha): 0.25
Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 39414
Country: England

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Last Updated: November 6, 2019

Student Accommodation and Digital Music Studio in Oxford -
     Hi there - I have 2 houses  where I provide accommodation for International students - I have 2 or 3 students in each house - Oxford is a great international and multi-cultural study centre and its easy to feel at home in this city. The students who live with me are either Uni / postgrad or researchers - they are usually independent and busy with their studies/research - so this is not like a hostel -but they are happy to have a chat when they are around.

I need a helper to assist me in both houses in basic house-keeping duties - cleaning, some house repairs, gardening, food preparation, etc.   In connection with the studio, maybe some basic IT work. No skills are required for either job, however your english level should be enough to know the names of basic cleaning and building tools. You should learn these before arrival. The work is more suitable for a male person and I can only accept one person at a time.
This is a good place for you if you prefer somewhere that is quieter, with just 5 minutes walk to countryside and has a friendly, peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. You have plenty of time to follow your own interests and its just 10 minutes cycle ride (cycle provided) to Oxford City Centre. You can also get some free language lessons several evenings and weekends in the centre.

I also manage my own Digital Music Studio - previously I designed, built and equipped my own commercial Music Recording studio and worked there as audio engineer for many years -At the present time I have designed and equipped a Digital Audio Restoration Studio - editing previously recorded material. I have guitars and keyboards to lend if you are a musician and wish to practise.
   
As assistant you would work for 16 hours - normally 4 mornings - usually Mon/Tues and Thur/Fri but depending on my programme it could be an afternoon instead of morning. (I don't work evenings or weekends). That is in exchange for your full week accommodation, which is part-shared 4 nights and single room 3 nights (normally weekends). The meals are breakfast, snack lunch and cooked evening meal - 7 days. High speed internet wifi is also provided at both houses along with laundry and other services.
   
I am a British well-educated guy and for those wishing to improve their english speaking skills this is a really good opportunity. I am happy to spend time in the evenings with you. I have a very good knowledge of sightseeing both in Oxford and around the UK and am always willing to help you with some good advice on ways to save money on travel and sightseeing.

        LATEST VACANCY POSITION - I have short term vacancies - one week - from now until the end of this year and then from January 15th onward longer term vacancies from 2 to 4 weeks. You are welcome to email any questions.

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From: Ukraine Date: September 30, 2019
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From: China Date: September 5, 2019
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From: China Date: July 21, 2019
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From: France Date: July 18, 2019
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From: France Date: June 24, 2019
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From: China Date: February 19, 2019
Dave is a lovely and friendly guy. Most of the time we did normal jobs like c... view complete review

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From: China Date: October 30, 2018
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From: China Date: August 10, 2018
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From: Taiwan Date: May 23, 2018
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From: Taiwan Date: May 12, 2018
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From: Taiwan Date: April 10, 2018
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From: France Date: February 28, 2018
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From: India Date: January 23, 2018
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From: Taiwan Date: January 12, 2018
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From: Spain Date: January 9, 2018
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From: China Date: August 25, 2017
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From: Mexico Date: December 22, 2016
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From: Bulgaria Date: November 27, 2016
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From: Taiwan Date: November 13, 2016
I stayed with Dave for 3 weeks, we had a really great time in Oxford, two lov... view complete review

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From: Mexico Date: September 22, 2016
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From: Italy Date: June 26, 2016
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From: Hong Kong Date: April 7, 2016
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From: Spain Date: September 9, 2015
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From: Japan Date: August 15, 2015
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