Our Family Garden Room, which is separate from the house, has proved popular as budget accommodation for families with up to four children who can’t afford to take two rooms. But its drawback is that if the kids are too young to be left alone, Mum and Dad can’t spend the evening up at the house and have to sit in the room with their kids with very little space to do anything. So we’ve created a sheltered, covered patio with table, bench and chairs in the front of the room where parents can sit out with a book, a drink or whatever in relative comfort but still close to their children. For this we have to thank our wonderful volunteer David Vacl who has been with us so many times he’s more or less part of the family, along with his Dad Peter who is a builder – and a damned good one, too. They came out from Czech Republic last month to build this for us, and made a great job of it as you can see below. They also made a start on building our new barbecue, which will be continued by other volunteers in the coming months. Thanks guys!
If you are interested in volunteering at Jungle Tide, or know someone else who is, find us on Workaway or on HelpX. We’d love to hear from you.