General building, decorating and gardening for a 4 bedroom house in Gravesend, Kent, England

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General building, decorating and gardening for a 4 bedroom house in Gravesend, Kent, England

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  • DescriptionWe have just taken ownership of a 4 bedroom house which has lots of work to do. We need to do several construction projects including decking, brick laying, trench digging, fixings and fittings, carpentry, gardening, etc. We have a lot of unpacking and tidying to do also, and we work full time so assistance here would also be appreciated. We would prefer someone with previous building/construction/carpentry skills, who is happy to learn a bit more.
  • LocationUnited Kingdom, England, Kent

  • Work
  • Type of work Building
    Gardening
    General maintenance
    Help in the house
    Language practice
  • Hours per day 4-5 hours minimum per-day, 4-5 days per-week
  • Work requirements: We need someone who is autonomous who can do some carpentry, building, gardening and landscaping. I am happy to teach other skills like plumbing, electrics, additional carpentry and building skills, etc
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: minimum 7 days to maximum 1 month
  • Maximum number of helpers: 2
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
  • Has pets? 1 elderly cat
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: We have a large 4 bedroom house, and we are building a 5th bedroom. You will have your own bedroom and access to the whole house. The garden is large and very sunny in the summer.
  • Additional info
  • I am from New Zealand and my partner Nicole is from Switzerland. Nicole speaks English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. I speak English but can have simple conversations in German. We are very outgoing and have travelled a lot. I am an IT architect and home handyman. We need someone who is autonomous who can do some carpentry, building, gardening and landscaping either alone or working with me. I am happy to teach other skills like plumbing, electrics, additional carpentry and building skills, etc. We love good food and we cook lots of nice meals. We love meeting people from all walks of life and from all countries and cultures! I have three children ages 8, 12 and 15 who come on Wednesday nights and weekends. They are lovely kids and they get on well with adults.

    Gravesend in Kent is a town with a lot of history. Kent is very green and there are a lot of wide open spaces and walking paths. We have spare bikes if you want to cycle. The train station is around 2km away and there are high-speed trains to London which take less than 40 minutes. Gravesend has a nice social feel and there are lots of bars and restaurants (which will open again soon), and shops.