We would love some help running our small holding & building some quirky accommodation! in Blairgowrie, Scotland

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    We are a couple in our late 30's and have a small holding in rural Perthshire with a few projects on the go:
    - Converting an attic space and creating an outside off grid cabin for holiday accommodation
    - Creating a large vegetable plot and redesigning the garden/outside space
    - Designing & building a goat obstacle course!
    We would also love some help with daily chores for the horses, dogs, cat and chickens.
    We are launching a bed and breakfast in late 2018 so marketing content help with that would also be appreciated - photos, vlogs etc
    Adam is managing the renovation of the house and is doing a lot of the work himself so you will most likely be working with him. He is also a part time Renewable Energy Consultant (and is always happy to talk about renewable energy!) and Rosie works part time for a social enterprise and the rest of the time from home.
    Both love the outside lifestyle and are passionate about the environment and sustainable living.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    You can pick a project that takes your fancy - but you must be flexible to help with other daily chores too.
    We require joinery and carpentry skills for the accommodation projects and gardening/labouring for the garden re-design. (working alongside full time joiners etc so an opportunity to learn new skills)
    There are also general grounds maintenance projects such as log chopping, leaf gathering, kindling gathering, gutter clearing etc.
    On rainy days there's always things to do inside including simple DIY and household chores.
    There is also crafty projects such as curtain, cushion cover making (Rosie would love to learn how to do this!) plus preserving and jam making etc.
    An additional fun thing we want help with is to train the goats to go for walks on the lead if you fancy taking on that task!
    This may suit a couple or a couple of friends who have skills to cover a couple of tasks.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you love open spaces, fresh air and want to learn about rural living - or wish to explore the beauty that is wild Scotland - then this is the place for you. There is also easy access to the large cities for culture and arts.
    Rosie is a walk and cycle leader and a keen open water swimmer and would happily take you out to experience these and to discover the beautiful surrounding areas.
    Both Rosie and Adam are keen to learn more gardening skills and Rosie would love to learn about food from other cultures plus would love to learn to sew!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    There are king sized and twin rooms available.
    The bathroom facilities will be shared with us - although two new bathrooms are on the list for 2018.
    There is a separate sitting room to use if you would like some space to yourself.
    Rosie is a keen cook and will happily provide food to suit any dietary needs.
    Dinner will be provided daily - plus breakfast and lunch will be available to help yourself to (We are happy to get any food in to suit your tastes)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a rural area 3 miles from a town. There is no public transport from the house but we can drop you into the local town in your free time and there is are great bus links to the other towns.
    The local town has a large super market, cafes (with wifi) and restaurants, local craft shops plus a deli with local and speciality foods and lots of different local gins and whiskeys.
    We can also drop you to a train station for easy day trips to the famous cities of Edinburgh or Glasgow or to the national parks for more wilderness exploring.
    The area is perfect for exploring the great outdoors and truly being away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Trail running, walking, cycling, kayaking and open water swimming are some of our favourites - but the area lends itself to all outdoor activities.
    There are many local castles, historic towns and places of historic and cultural interest nearby - plus lots of seasonal events happening throughout the year including traditional highland games. Local larger towns offer theatres, cinemas, concerts and museums.
    We are eco-conscious in our living and expect volunteers to respect this.
    We have no television but have DVDs.
    We have internet - but it's limited so we advise guests to use local cafes with free wifi on their days off.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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