Homestay Tarbert, United Kingdom

8 reviews8

Come and have a GREAT TIME in an Artist's Retreat :)

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Connect with nature
7 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Practice English
7 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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 lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

General help in the house cleaning, ironing etc. General help in the garden, mowing, strimming, plant care. DIY including painting and decorating inside and outside, wooodwork, and laying paths.

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  • Intermediate English or Beginner French
  • Between 21 and 65 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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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

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

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 4 3. Good health and well-being



My experience with Karen was simply wonderful. We learned a lot about construction and maintenance. We worked most of the time in the garden, and we were quite lucky with the weather. The house is super comfortable and Karen is a lovely person. She treated us with kindness and took care of us. Additionally, she lent us clothes and boots appropriate for working outside. I hope someday I can return and be able to contribute to other projects in this wonderful place. Thank you for everything! ♥

about 2 months ago

Karen replied

Thank you Eduardo and Sofia, you are both lovely people and I hope you have wonderful travel experiences.



Karen is a very sweet person. She wished she had stayed longer at her house. It was a pleasure to help you with your projects and make you happy with the results. The experience was super comfortable and pleasant. I hope to be able to return someday and continue the work in my garden. Thank you for everything Karen, you are kept in my heart

about 2 months ago

Karen replied

Dear Sofia
It was such a pleasure having you and Eduardo to stay. Everything you did was amazing.



I had an absolutely lovely stay at Karen's. It was the perfect amount of routine and hibernation that I needed after several months of go, go, go travelling. We had delicious home-cooked meals every day, which I especially enjoyed helping out with, and the work was always different which kept things interesting. Karen was super flexible as I was also doing some part-time remote work so was able to work around hours if need. She was also lovely enough to take me around to a couple of nearby spots on the weekend so I also got to do some sight-seeing. I'm already missing the homemade bread!

3 months ago

Karen replied

Thank you Olivia.



It's home away from home❣️ Highly recommended

4 months ago

Karen replied

Laura is amazing, she has become one of the family and we will miss her dreadfully when she goes.



I have a very good experience sharing with Karen. She is kind and always cares about our well-being. I learned a lot in this time and she gives me the confidence to feel at home. She also took me to see beautiful landscapes and learn more about this wonderful country. It is definitely a beautiful experience!

6 months ago

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Hosted by Karen

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