Experience rural life and be part of the local community in South West Scotland, UK


United Kingdom


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  • Description


    I am looking for help particularly with my horses and with helping to clear out a recently purchased house and cur back the garden!
    My home is a large Victorian house in the most beautiful setting my daughter and her family are currently moving in and once it is ready I will move into
    My new house nearby.
    I am widely travelled and returned to live here 10 years ago.

    I need help in the garden and with maintenance on the farm and with dogs, chickens and horses.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about rural life in a large family house. I am involved in charity work and with the local community. You will meet people from all walks of life. You will experience Scotland by being part of the way of life so will learn far more about the culture than you would as a tourist.

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  • Help


    I am looking for ideally an extra pair of hands. Helping with country life in a beautiful Victorian House in South West Scotland.
    I would not ask you to do anything I would not do myself.
    You must like and be happy with Children and animals. An experienced horse rider would be a great help.
    I need a car driver
    I have recently purchased a house that will need a lot of work cleaning house and garden.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    Latin: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Double bedroom (sole use of bathroom and shower when no other Guests) separate sitting room with TV. WiFi.
    My house is large with 8 bedrooms.
    I will provide all food

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Situated 5 miles from local market town. You can have the use of a small car. Edinburgh and Glasgow are three and a half hours away by bus. It is a beautiful area on a river and near to the sea. Lovely walks, historic monuments, houses, gardens and museums. Cinema in the local town.
    You can ride horses, walk the dogs, go fishing.
    I have had workaway couples as help for many years and have kept in touch with them.
    You would be expected to live as family and be prepared to help out where necessary. Keep your bedroom and bathroom clean and tidy, help prepare and wash up meals. Help with the children when they are here.

    We are looking for happy, enthusiastic people who are prepared to join in and help with family life.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    5 hours , 5 days a week

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