We are a family of six.
Our family structure is complex, with mum and 2 dads living together. We have three autonomously home educated children - one is studying for his GCSE's (15 years); another is in his sixth year of primary education (10 years) and a baby in his second year of life, all male.
We are planning to convert a historic farmhouse in the Scottish countryside to a modern eco-friendly home.
We are a family of gamers. We have many games consoles and enjoy playing table top role playing games as well as card games and board games.
We are wanting to sort and decorate the family home, finish DIY projects, fix the garden up and build a tree house, all while keeping the younger boys entertained.
The older boys are learning to play drums, piano and acoustic guitar including music theory. We are willing to consider a musician who can continue transferring these skills.
Our 15 year old is wishing to learn Japanese, we would consider someone who is able to speak and write fluently to spend time with him.
We will only consider non-smokers.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are very friendly and enjoy socialising.
Our ten year old is very outgoing and talkative and will happily allow you to practice your English language skills.
Time with an English family, to practice English. Learn about installation of eco energy systems. Free time to explore Scotland.
Decorating and DIY skills essential, even if this is only that you have done this for your own or family's home. There is manual help clearing the site, erecting fences needed, together with internal and external decorating. Reasonable strength and physical fitness required. If you have the skills we would be happy to have you contribute to the eco aspects of the project, and if not, to learn about them.
Music theory and knowledge of drums, piano or acoustic guitar to a high level.
Native Japanese speaker.
The knowledge and practical skills required to build a strong, safe tree house.
Own room in house, use of kitchen or shared meals with family by arrangement
Bus services available to local town (where there is a rail service) and Edinburgh. Lifts into town available by arrangement.
Our baby takes a few weeks to become accustomed to a new person, for this reason the minimum time we will consider is 1 month.
Due to the Covid-19 virus Scotland is not able to accept travellers from countries that are not on this list
Without the travellers requiring a quarantine period of 14 days.
For this reason we are unable to accommodate anyone coming from outside this list of countries until further notice.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a large hardstanding that the largest of campervans could fit easily.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week