Help on a Scottish estate with lots of wildlife in Alyth, UK


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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description



    We have a small rural estate and a big house in East Perthshire on the Highland Edge. We are three generations of the same family running a rewilding project and ecotourism business. We are involved with conservation projects and writing . There are also flats in the house and cottages on the estate with friendly people, both young and old. We have an interesting beaver reintroduction project with extensive wetlands surrounded by woodlands and an organic farm and hill land. Workawayers have had a good time here in the past. It is a friendly and relaxed situation in a beautiful part of the world.

    We are currently looking for paid live-in cleaners in 2021 for our on and off-grid accommodation. There may be some other jobs as well from time to time.

    The work is part time and the hours are depended on bookings. The work is paid.

    You will stay in a comfortable bedroom of your own and have access to Wifi. We provide all you meals.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    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

    We are friendly and chatty, and like having young people around. The estate is a friendly community and our beavers and rewilding project constantly attract interesting people. We are very happy to help English learners in an informal way. Our estate is of especial interest (and delight) to anyone interested in wildlife and ecology and the area is interesting for archaeology. We are close to the Highlands for hillwalking etc.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Cleaning to a good standard & laundry. We have three cottages, two yurts and two cabins scattered about the estate. You will need to be able to ride a quad bike to reach the more distant ones. It is an advantage if you drive, but not essential.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    Gaelic (Scottish): Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Bedrooms in the house and use of kitchen/living room with wifi. All meals also provided. You can borrow a bicycle (or sometimes a car if you drive to get to the shops.. Alternatively we can give you a lift when we are going. Many of our Workawayers have also enjoyed the 3 mile walk to the village.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will need warm and waterproof clothes and good walking boots. We are on a walking trail, the Cateran Trail. and close to Alyth Hill where there are many walks and off-road bike tracks. We have a bicycle we can lend. The town of Alyth is 3 miles away, for shops and pubs.The whole area has interesting archaeology and there are a number of famous castles and whisky distilleries in the wider area as well as many hills to climb.

  • 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

    Our internet is acceptable for emails and surfing the net but slow for downloading big files.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected


Host ref number: 378114255626