Join our family, keep my elderly mum company and small outdoor projects in Oban, Scotland, UK

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  • Last activity: 6 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Liz & Finlo live in the beautiful town of Oban on the west coast of Scotland. We love anything outdoors, particularly on the water (sailing, paddle boarding) and in the hills (hiking, mountain biking, skiing). We have two wonderful sons (13 & 15 yrs), who love meeting new people from all walks of life. We are both marine researchers, who love to interact with students & colleagues from all over the world. We've been Workaway hosts since April 2022 and have welcomed a variety of people of all ages.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We will be happy to have our workawayer with us at evening meals, so that they can improve their English language skills and experience the round the table 'chat' that our family enjoys each day. We are also involved in many different clubs (e.g., sailing, skiing, climbing, Scottish Ceilidh dancing, orienteering, mountain biking, Gaelic, Oban Bagpipe band, West Coast Strings Orchestra) and would offer our workawayer the opportunity to join us in these activities. My husband and I also work for the University of the Highlands and Islands, so teach over 50 Scottish and international students each year. We would, therefore, make sure that our workawayer was introduced to these students and that they had the opportunity to join in with their activities.

  • Help


    We have an elderly (77yrs) mother with dementia who is physically in good shape, but it would be great to have someone help make her meals & provide companionship.

    We also have a large garden & some general maintenance projects that we need help with this year.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    My sons are both learning french at school, so it would be great to welcome a helper with these languages, but this is not essential.

  • Accommodation


    One bedroom flat, double, with excellent facilities and amazing view over Oban Bay. Fully fitted kitchen for food preparation, but you would be more than welcome to join us for evening meals prepared by us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    10 mins walk to Oban town centre, where there are ferries, buses & trains which you can take to explore the west coast of Scotland. Only 1.5hrs to Ben Nevis, 45mins to Isle of Mull. Helpers can have at least 2 days off per week to explore our amazing part of the world.

  • 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

    Plenty of space for a campervan or small motorhome

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Well behaved dog would be fine.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 335573238683

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