Stay with us on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park Aberdeenshire Scotland UK


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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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    I am a artist and a keen gardener without enough time! I live with my partner who works offshore from time to time. He is hoping to retire from his profession soon. We both are easy going and love the outdoors but Paul is especially keen on biking.
    Really Happy to share our home and life in exchange for some help with our land and home .

    I help to organise community events at our local Glenbuchat village Hall as well as manage small holiday cottage business in my garden.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Gardening , great walks and cycling in bonny countryside, local castle, opportunities to try out your English with the friendly locals. Sometimes musical events locally.

    Information on local history, culture, countryside as well as English of course!

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    *️️️️️️️Spring is late this year as I have been away so have loads of catching up to do when I return at the end of May. jobs are building raised beds , weeding and digging , composting and generally helping mostly in garden. We are organic and keep a few chickens.
    I am an artist and my partner Paul is a hydrographic surveyor whose large rambling hilly 2 acre garden and field needs a lot of ongoing maintenance. It already has mature trees, large glacial boulders and wild flowers in the summer.

    We also manage a small holiday cottage, try to grow organic vegetables in our poly tunnel and keep a few chickens. I cook mainly vegetarian meals but I am happy for others to cook anything.

    We need help with all the heavier tasks around the place, tidying the garden generally, weeding, digging, rabbit fencing, chopping wood, painting,,bits of general maintenance.

    In return we offer full bed and board in our family home. We are looking for volunteers who are self motivated and willing to try any job ! Some help with meal preparation and share of housework is appreciated!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Bedroom in house or camper.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Rural area on the edge of the Cairngorm National park. Situated 40 miles west of Aberdeen city and 60 miles from the Highland capital Inverness. Three hours to Edinburgh and Glasgow by car only. Great for bicycling and walking in the hills and mountains. Public transport is very poor so exploring the wider area is not so easy. Can organise some transport and also to show any workawayers the local area.

    I am looking for honest and respectful volunteers . Please be tidy in the house. No smoking in the house thanks.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

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