DIY help for a friendly family creating an eco-friendly home in the countryside of Scotland, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    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/Nat 5s (16 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 16 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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.

    And/or

    Music theory and knowledge of drums, piano or acoustic guitar to a high level.

    And/or

    Native Japanese speaker.

    And/or

    The knowledge and practical skills required to build a strong, safe tree house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Own room in house, use of kitchen or shared meals with family by arrangement

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a large hardstanding that the largest of campervans could fit easily.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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



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