Help looking after our 10 year old boy and at cottage garden near Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 3 living in the Highlands of Scotland. We run a 14 bed hostel from our home, but we have a permanent housekeeper who helps with the running of the hostel.

    We are looking for a volunteer to help entertain our 10 year old son during his school holidays (which always coincide with our busy times) and also to help maintain our garden. We run the garden organically and grow our own fruit, vegetables and herbs. No previous experience is required but we won't be able to work with you a lot so you will need to be independent as much as possible.

    You will have your own room and we will provide you with 3 meals a day, which you'll eat with us and any guests who have booked meals.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will definitely learn about our area especially the nature and culture. There will probably be the opportunity for cultural exchanges with people from all over the world,depending on when you choose to visit.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for someone who enjoys variety in their day and likes to help out in many different areas of the home. There's always something to be done depending on the time of year.

    At weekends and during school holidays we'd like someone who can encourage our son, Gregor, to do activities other then watch DVDs, or play computer games. He is learning both the guitar and the keyboard. He also loves being outside, building fires, building dens, whittling with this penknife etc but he likes to have company which is the one thing we can struggle with.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You would have your own room in the main house with shared bathroom facilities. You will be expected to keep your room clean and change the bed linen but we will provide all clean bed linen and all meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There's a plethora of trails throughout the area for hiking or mountain biking. We're half an hour from Inverness (by car). There's a local bus which runs regularly through the village linking us with Grantown-on-Spey and Aviemore. There's a sports centre in Aviemore and in Grantown which you can use. We don't have any spare mountain bikes but if you have your own do bring it with you.
    We have any organic garden which also consumes a lot of time but if you're here at the right time of year, a lot of our fruit and vegetables will be home grown.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week










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