construction and horticulture in SW128TY in a green community

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The Exchange

This is a Victorian house which is need of refurbishment. There are projects going on with horticulture and redecoration. The house is in central London in SW12, zone2/3. I'm busy with my house and my garden, volunteers will help me with painting, sanding, planting and weeding. All of the house's rooms need dusting. Basically, I'll help volunteers to learn how to use all of the tools they need to help me with construction.


25 hours of help per week

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Permaculture Course: Take part in our Permaculture course for free.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Beginner English or Fluent French

Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

What is permaculture ? We are trying to figure that out. This I hope will be It is an exchange of environment experience. An opportunity for host and volunteer to share a building, share learning, support and benefit from a growing experience.

The household is made up of an international group of worldpackers. All should share a love for the environment and be vegetarian. We attempt to keep to a vegetarian diet ( with fish and fowl) and eat no red meat. We help each other.

As with all family groups there we hope for harmony however there can be frictions and tears, if there is a problem it is best to discuss it immediately rather than allow it to fester. If I can sort the problem out I will!

Activities & Shift

Who am I looking for? This is a training project and I can teach you how to use tools. But you need basic skills in English language. You have to be precise and tidy and socially responsible.

You will be busy helping me in the garden and in the house, trying to make my garden a better place, tidy up some rooms and rebuild others.

The shifts for me are variable: You need to agree with my times. In that way you can organize your time .

I will teach you to paint with emulsion and polyurethane oil paints;
teach you to to build with dry plaster partition;
teach you to paper walls;
teach you basic carpentry and cut timber.
We will change light fittings, sockets and learn about electrical safety.


You have to bring a love of gardening, nature, environment and hygiene with you. You have to bring a love for antiquities and their care.

Your bedroom must be dust free to prevent asthma and allergies. Clean behind furniture and under the bed. Do it most days and you will not have problems from me.

I will not accept
- aggressive behavior;
- use of drugs or over use of alcohol;
- the making rude or derogatory comments during your stay;
- perception of sexual advances or sexual adventures between worldpackers who have met at this venue;
- making the place an unsafe / unclean environment, any smoking.

I will make 2 verbal warning and on the 3rd time ask you to leave.

But don't be scared, I am also a talkative and nice person.
Hope you like my profile, don't be shy: contact me!