Garden and home help with our small family near beautiful Outer Hebrides, UK



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  • Beschreibung


    We are a very small family based in a beautiful location, among croftland, on the east coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides about 10 miles from Stornoway.

    The house is slowly being renovated and we have just under an acre of land which is slowly being developed to increase food production and productive woodland. A poly tunnel has just been installed which needs lots of work to get ready for growing vegetables. There’s plenty to do in the house and garden relatively flexible depending on skills and preferences of potential volunteer (s).

    We would like volunteers (would also consider family) to help with a mix of things depending on preferences to include gardening (poly tunnel, gardening, ground clearance, tree felling), painting, household and potentially some childcare. We have several chickens and a re-homed cat also. Help for 2021 is very much gardening and woodwork based, but there also may be painting and sanding inside the house too. Confidence with power tools, basic woodwork or other DIY skills would also be very handy. Medium to long term stays preferred (3 weeks plus). Its a small community here with lovely neighbors, so volunteers may occasionally may be asked to help out with little jobs for some of the elderly residents, crofters.

    You will have lots of opportunity to enjoy everything the Hebrides can offer including the amazing landscape, wildlife (eagles, whales & dolphins) surfing, climbing, biking, learning Gaelic and the beautiful beaches.

    We can provide a large double room in a large house with WiFi etc. Volunteers will have their own large fridge/ freezer and shared kitchen, and almost exclusive use of their own bathroom.

    The house is in a sparsely populated village, but it is very isolated in the sense that there are no shops or any facilities nearby, however we are 5 minutes walk to the beach with seals, and surfing, kayaking and fishing opportunities are also within walking distance. I would recommend that volunteers consider bringing their own car to fully explore the island as public transport here can be very limited, and it is very difficult to reach some of the most beautiful places on the island without one.

    Our home set up is extremely busy, and we cannot directly supervise volunteers. Helpful and mature volunteers who can manage their own time and help on their own initiative are welcome.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Betreuung von Tieren

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Ideal for a quiet, remote getaway for outdoor lovers (wildlife, surfing, kayaking, climbing, walking) opportunities to learn Gaelic in town. Opportunity to meet and support the local community.

  • Arbeit


    General help in house (cleaning cooking, painting, sanding, entertaining a child);
    Gardening, ground clearance, setting up polytunnel, vegetables, cutting grass, tree cutting;
    Building work (pathways);
    Occasionally support to local community (elderly / crofters);
    Looking after chickens and cat.

    At the moment there are a number of tasks that would benefit form having someone with good woodworking skills.
    Painting / sanding

    Freedom to create outdoor art projects with wood,shells (or anything else!)

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    English: Fließend
    Spanish: Gute Kenntnisse

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  • Unterkunft


    Accommodation: large double bedroom with own bathroom (not en-suite), one other newly renovated double bedroom with shared bathroom.

    Food: happy to discuss what might work best for specific volunteers, but we have found that volunteers being responsible for most of their own food works the best . Generally we cook / provide food 2 nights a week and volunteer cooks 2 nights a week.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    I work from home myself and have extra office space and desk. There is a good internet connection.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    17.5 hours a week

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