Garden and yard work in rural Scottish village. Three large dogs, so workawayers MUST be dog friendly.


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    I am disabled, live in a small rural village, and have an elderly mother within the same village. We both need some support. We both have dogs. My three are Irish wolfhounds. My mothers is a small springer spaniel. Must love dogs. There is a shop a hundred yards from the house. We are near a forest with lovely walks. Inverness is half an hour away.
    I need some help cleaning my car, weeding in front and back garden, house cleaning, etc.
    I’ve just bought a small plot of land (pics in profile) and have to establish a garden there, so need lots of help digging beds, laying paths, planting trees and shrubs, making raised beds, etc.
    It’s possible to camp there too when the weather is nice.
    I’m early fifties. I enjoy company.
    My dogs take a bit of time to get to know, but help with grooming them, once they are used to you, is also appreciated. It’s hard to bathe them on my own. They need brushed weekly.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Elderly Companionship
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can teach some crafts. Felting, pyrography.
    Can help with English.

  • Help


    Dog grooming, general garden and house maintenance. Have a wee piece of land, about an acre, I’m turning into a garden which needs a lot of work. It’s 20 miles further north, with beautiful views.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Double room, bedside lamp, double bed- very comfortable. Can provide towels & bedding. Shared bathroom. Use of washing machine. Space for drying clothes. Can provide some food but you would need to provide some also and do the cooking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a pleasant woodland nice for walks just 50m from the property. No smoking in house. Guests will need to provide some food, (and I can provide some ) and cook it. Unlimited Wi-Fi. There are bus links to Inverness. I have car and when possible may be able to assist in seeing local area.

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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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 232791218472