Little Oak

We both love to travel and in fact, took a middle-aged-gap year about 10 years ago, so we know what it's like to want to see the world - we found that it's great to see the sights but the most memorable things were always the people we met. We are now experienced hosts having had 100+ helpers in the last few years, we really enjoy having people come to stay and based on our reviews people love staying here too.

If you would like, we are happy to help you improve your English and will sit down most evenings with you to have a chat over a meal. We are used to people coming with all sorts of different levels of English and are happy to help even if you are just starting out. For those who already have conversational English, we have 4 housemates and run a small campsite so there are always people coming and going to practise your English with. I also try (although it is not always possible) to make sure that if we have more than one volunteer you don't speak the same language as you learn a lot more English this way.

You may also end up learning all sorts of things from the varied tasks and you will hopefully find out that some English people can cook!

In your free time, you can explore the countryside here, we are in the heart of Robin Hood country Nottinghamshire. There are some beautiful walks just outside the front door and the old Market town of Retford is just 20 minutes walk away so it doesn't feel isolated. We are surrounded by several historic old towns a short train journey away. There is lots to see and do.

We would ask for 5 hours of work 5 days a week, We will provide you with a caravan to sleep in and all the food you will need. We have a large house, small tent only campsite and garden with lots of outbuildings so there are always small tasks to keep everything under control, such as gardening, cleaning, building maintenance, fruit picking and cooking. If you have any gardening experience or eco-experience, we would love to hear from you. But it really doesn't matter what experience you have as long as you are happy to muck in. We would normally ask you to work 9am-2pm with a coffee break and take Tuesday and Wednesday off. If you have a reason this won't work for you and need to change things we can and have been flexible. You will be sharing our kitchen with us and the other volunteers and you can choose between the toilet and shower block outside the camper's use and the toilet and shower inside the house. You may be asked to share your caravan, this would happen when you are travelling with a friend or as a couple. Occasionally you might have to share with a stranger but this would normally be when you arrive and your replacement is leaving a few days later or when you leave and someone is arriving a few days before you leave. I try hard so this doesn't happen but plans change and as a host, you have to be flexible. You will have access to the kitchen all the time and we will pay for all the food. You will cook your own breakfast and lunch. For dinner, all the volunteers and Andy & I will take it in turns to cook and we will all eat together in the evening. So for instance if there are three volunteers then you would cook the evening meal for everyone 1 in every 5 days. If you can cook something traditional from your country, then we would love to share that with you, but if you are not a good cook, don't worry we are happy to eat whatever you can cook. Simple food can be the nicest.

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Anfitrião & Equipe

5.0

Horas & Atividades

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Aprendizado & Diversão

5.0

Argentina

5

Excellent experience. Super recommended. Liza and Andy are very kind and respectful. They helped us a lot with the language. We learned a lot about English culture.

20 dias atrás

Argentina

5

Our experience with Andy and Liza was perfect, they are very kind and respectful, complying with everything agreed upon.
We feel very comfortable and the place is very beautiful.
They helped us a lot with the language.
The work was simple, they always respected the schedules.
They included us in meals with their friends. We tried typical English food and it was excellent.
Experiencia super recomendable.

20 dias atrás

Estados Unidos

5

Liza and Andy were incredibly friendly and welcoming hosts. The tasks I did were mainly weeding, gardening, cleaning the campground and house, and housekeeping for their rental caravan. They were very respectful of my free time after working hours. I had a caravan to sleep in, which had electricity and a mini fridge, and used the campground toilets/showers (though we could use the ones inside the house, too). Everyone took turns cooking dinner for the group each night, and they provided food and snacks for breakfast/lunch. Going to town or the train station was about a 20-25 minute walk.

8 meses atrás

Espanha

5

Andy and Liza treated me great, it was my first time volunteering and I felt very welcome, I will miss eating those raspberries, I am very grateful to everyone for the way they treated me and welcomed me, I highly recommend this place. You connect a lot with nature but if you are afraid of spiders I hope you are prepared to see them hahahaha. I wish the best for them, they are really good people. ❤️

9 meses atrás

China

5

I felt welcomed, appreciated and trusted at little Oak. Communication with Liza and Andy was always open and pleasant, and they are always patient to explain until you really understand . Tasks are fair and easy, working time is respected, you have your own caravan and it is comfortale. Other than work you will also learn wisdom of life. The area is good for jogging and lots of places to visit during the days-off. The only thing you might fail at is if you want to lose weight...as the volunteers and hosts take turns to cook, you would not miss the chance to appreciate a world kitchen at home.

9 meses atrás


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