I’m planning my next trip to Wales very early and thought I’d ask whether there are people in Wales who could lend me a bed/sofa/mattress for a few days in exchange for help around the house and Welsh conversation. I’ll be in Wales next summer in July and beginning of August.
I should probably introduce myself. I’m Milla, I live in Helsinki and I will be 17 years old next year. I can take care of myself and this is not my first time travelling alone. My mother knows I’m posting this (it was her idea) and she’ll be involved in making sure everything’s safe and all that.
Last summer I got to stay in Dolgellau, Y Barri and Carmel as well as in a caravan at the Eisteddfod. It was lovely, everyone was amazing and I got to meet so many people!
This time I’d love to meet/possibly stay with last year’s people again and, if possible, move around even more.
I have a very loose plan at the moment - I will be flying to London on the 4th of July and back to Helsinki on the 6th of August, so I need to be in Cardiff on those days to catch a bus to the airport. Otherwise I’m basically free - my mom will be flying to the UK on the 31st of July and leaving with me on the 6th of August, but she’s not sure what she wants to do yet. She’s currently thinking of visiting Scotland and then going with me to Ynys Enlli, but we’ll see.
So, basically, from the 5th of July to around the 2nd of August I’d be free to move around Wales. There are some events I’d be interested in going to (Gŵyl Arall, Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau, Gŵyl Cwrw Llŷn, to name a few. Sadly I’ll just miss Tafwyl), so it would be good to be around areas around the time of those events. I’ve got Dolgellau covered already but I’m still figuring out everything else.
Is there anyone with a spare bed/sofa/mattress who wouldn’t mind having me over for a few days in July? I would actually need food as well I travel with a small backpack so I can’t carry food around with me and shopping for only a few days would be complicated. In exchange for food and shelter I can help with stuff at home, like cooking, cleaning, babysitting, helping with DIY (actually very interested in this! Happy to assist in any building projects etc…). Just let me know what I can help with and I’ll see if I can do it!
Oh, and I don’t need any definitive answers right now or even soon. I’m very flexible.