Family living a low impact life in Speyside, Moray, Scotland, UK

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a warm and friendly family who live in Speyside, Moray NE Scotland in an idyllic and tranquil valley at the foot of Ben Rinnes, Moray's highest mountain. We are surrounded by wildlife and natural beauty and have spectacular views of the dark night sky.

    We are vegetarian, practice permaculture, no-dig gardening and live a simple life. We work from home as foster carers and have our own small business, a quirky holiday home called Hideaway under the Stars.

    We love our space, it's pretty special. We would like to invite Workaway volunteers to join us to make it even more special. Each Workaway we have hosted has left their own legacy as we encourage creativity and embrace diversity!

    Our wish list of projects for 2022 includes work on the forest garden, the no-dig garden and designing and building an outdoor kitchen and a root store.

    We are keen to host volunteers who have some experience in natural building. Experience in permaculture would be a bonus, but enthusiasm and energy are also very welcome! Please check that you can safely travel due to Brexit and the corona virus before contacting us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a Scottish family living a low impact life and would be happy to share our passion for eco/heritage building, low impact living, local food production and Scottish culture with volunteers. I like to listen to our volunteers and find out what they would like to learn and share, then work up a schedule from there. We are very flexible and supportive in our approach!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Due to the global pandemic, we may be limited in who we can safely host. Our preference is to host people with experience in natural building and permaculture, but we also welcome those who would simply enjoy being part of a nature-loving family for a month or so, and be willing to muck-in to help build an outdoor kitchen, with gardening tasks and share the communal cooking. We welcome creative ideas to make our space even more magical with fairy houses and hidden wonders!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own private, cozy and quirky, hobbit-style glamping pod with a double bed, toilet, shower, very basic cooking facilities and a wood-burning stove. The pod was brand new in 2021 and is well-loved!
    There is laundry facilities on-site and we are approx 5 miles from the nearest shops. We have bicycles and safety helmets which you are welcome to borrow.
    You will eat breakfast in your own place and share lunch and dinner with us in the family kitchen.
    Weekends are yours to do as you please and I'm happy to take you exploring by car if/when time permits.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Moray Speyside has lots to see and do from hills to coast, walks, outdoor activities, whisky trails, beautiful beaches, stunning countryside and an abundance of wildlife on your doorsteps. The nearest city is Elgin with Aviemore, Inverness and Aberdeen our closest neighbours.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Minimum expectation is 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Flexible with days and hours.

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