Household tasks/Gardening/Childcare with a family in rural Central Scotland - easy access to Edinburgh and Glasgow, UK


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    Our family consists of myself and my husband (both in our 30s) and our three young children whom we home educate. We have three chickens in the garden and two cats in the house. We live in a small rural village in Central Scotland. Our cottage looks out over fields to the hills beyond, but despite living in quiet countryside, we are close to a train station and can reach both Edinburgh and Glasgow quickly and easily.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our proximity to Edinburgh and Glasgow should provide lots of opportunity to learn about Scottish culture and visit castles, museums etc. Additionally, living as part of our family we will be able to help with your English conversation if necessary.

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    We need help with a variety of tasks, so we can arrange something which suits your skills and preferences. There is a large garden which we need help bringing under control, so gardening skills are welcome. Perhaps
    you could help with some DIY around the house, we really need to do some painting. However, help with daily household tasks such as cleaning, washing dishes or cooking would also be useful. Childcare would be great too, you could play with our children while we get some bigger jobs done uninterrupted. Some language tuition might be good as well, our eldest child is learning Italian.

    Unfortunately we cannot accept smokers.

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    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    The accommodation will be on a bunk bed, with a double on the bottom and a single on top. So we could accept two friends travelling together, or a couple with a child for example.

    I am happy to accomodate different dietary needs, perhaps if you have unusual needs you can help by cooking the dinner and teaching us some new recipes! We do eat meat and dairy, so these products are in the house, though we can make vegan meals if wanted.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a train station (direct trains to both Glasgow and Edinburgh) just 10 minutes walk from our house. The train to either city is about 30-40 minutes (can be slightly more or less depending on the time of day). A bus service to our local town, Lanark, runs close by too, with a bus every hour. The Go Travel bus company runs tours around Scotland from nearby as well. There are no trains running from our local railway station on Sundays unfortunately, but you can still catch the bus to Lanark and take a train from there.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    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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