Homestay Taunton, United Kingdom

6 reviews6

Help out in our family small holding, esp cleaning and DIY

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Connect with nature
4 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Expand your social consciousness
3 travelers felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

We live in the beautiful Blackdown Hills in Somerset. We have 3 acres of land that includes woodland attached to our cottage. Help with firewood splitting using a machine (easy to use, our 10yr old can do it). Mucking out ponies and various DIY projects inc cleaning our airbnb. Home is a wooden cabin that has heating, a flushing toilet and electric shower. Although shared the cabin has private sleeping pods with desks. It also has fast WiFi!

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  • Fluent English
  • Between 20 and 38 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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6 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 4 Get in touch with nature
  • 3 Developing social awareness
  • 2 Practicing English
  • 2 Meeting locals
  • 2 Immersing in the local culture
  • 2 Meeting international travelers

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 4 15. Life on land



Jamie and Marie were lovely hosts. My partner and I were given varied work and we enjoyed spending time with their family. Every day was a bit different which we appreciated and the town of Churchinford is very nice (though small!) We would recommend this stay to all WorldPackers.

about 2 months ago



We had a great time working at Tumble Down. The work was very enjoyable, we learnt loads and everyday was something different. Jamie and Marie were very kind, understanding and flexible of working times.

2 months ago

New Zealand


Maria and Jamie were great hosts, the work was as expected and they were happy to let us tag along to the nearby towns on our days off. I would recommend this to traveler's who want a true rural experience :)

3 months ago

New Zealand


We had a great time at Tumble down. Marie and Jaime were welcoming into their home and were great fun. They were very easy to talk to and kept you informed about upcoming work. The work was as described. We did different things all the time and they were very flexible on weather dependent work. The sleeping arrangements were nice and private from anyone surrounding, there was a private bathroom and room with single bunk beds. And the surrounding nature was lovely to be immersed in during our stay.

3 months ago



My experience in Somerset was very nice, I was lucky to meet a very welcoming family and to be able to feel at home. I was also able to practice my english a lot and the place and its surroundings are beautiful… I didn't know that England was so green 😍 like I also did not know that I could connect so well with a family that was not mine on the other side of the world… I left the place very grateful and eager to return, they are my english family now🩷

6 months ago

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Hosted by Marie

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