Help around our house and land, north of Aberdeen, Scotland

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Großbritannien

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    We are a family of 4 living on 2.5 acres about 8 miles north of Aberdeen. We live in a semi-detached cottage with a small vegetable and flower garden, and have 2 Shetland ponies and 15 hens + cockerel. Mario and Katrin work full time, Theo is at secondary school, and Piet has now left for university but occasionally comes home to visit on weekends.

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Gartenarbeit
    Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Kochen/einkaufen
    Landarbeit
    Hausarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Sprachen praktizieren

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We speak both English and German, having moved from Germany to Scotland in 2009. Katrin is also learning Spanish so happy to try some conversation. We have wwoofed in Australia twice (once as a couple and once as a family) so have experienced this kind of exchange from the other angle before. We enjoy getting to know people from other cultural backgrounds as there are always new things to learn - last time we counted we had hosted 15 workawayers. Mario can teach you lots of DIY skills, Katrin can teach you some horsemanship, and the boys all about computer and card games.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    We look for help with all things around the house and land. Taking care of the ponies and chickens, gardening, tree pruning, painting the sheds/fences, helping with cooking and cleaning, and mowing the lawn. We need you to be flexible about your volunteer times because we have to make the most of dry weather - it is very changable so close to the coast. Currently, there's quite a bit of log splitting and stacking. We hope you are ok with windy weather and can dress warmly. It would be helpful if you are not afraid of heights i.e. are happy to use a ladder.
    From about October the days get so short that we are finding it too difficult to teach workawayers about the jobs outside (it's dark by the time we get home from work), and the weather is not conducive for days trips and sightseeing. That's why we put the calendar on red. From about March or April, the weather turns more friendly again.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen

    English, German, a little Spanish

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    We have a log cabin to accommodate helpers. It is simple but has a comfy feel and and a woodburning stove. We need you to learn how to light a fire and use the stove responsibly. You are welcome to use living room, kitchen and bathroom in the main house (there is no bathroom in the log cabin). We would have meals together. Wifi available. No smoking please.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We have beautiful views over the Northeast farmland of Aberdeenshire, and walks around the neighbouring estate. It's 2-3 miles to the nearest villages. There is a bus connection into Aberdeen but happy to give you a lift when we go in for work/ errands/ leisure. It's 8 miles to the coast and not much further to spectacular places like Forvie Nature Reserve (seals are regular sights) and Slains (Dracula) castle. There is always lots to do around the house but we also like to to go on day trips to castles, gardens or hillwalking - you are welcome to join.
    We often eat vegetarian so please don't expect meat with every meal.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    eine(n)

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    Arbeitszeiten

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

Winter 2017/18 brought lots of snow and some frosty weeks
The log cabin - accommodation for volunteers
Our workawayer Alanah and Mario painting the log cabin
Truffles and Aero really appreciate attention
Our family on the beach near Fraserburgh
Our first volunteer Galder mastered a new skill - strimming
our neighbours

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