Welcoming people who want to develop themselves and others and live in a beautiful, peaceful rural setting in Balblair, the Black Isle, Scotland


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    We live in a natural and peaceful rural setting in the Black Isle, Scotland. For almost 5 years we have been hosting people from all over the world to come and work with our Newfoundland dogs. We have enjoyed and really benefited from the cultural diversity within our home, it makes life so much more interesting to share ideas, cooking, conversations, opinions and humour with people from all different backgrounds and ideals. We have appreciated and shared the positivity and openess to new experience which all travellers have brought and would like to invite people to come and work with us

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will benefit from the peacefulness of our environment and the impact of nature. You will have the opportunity to grow as a person and be encouraged on your journey. You will gain insight, inspiration and practical experience in supporting others. You would gain access to our family culture and Scottish way of life. You will have the opportunity, peace and time to learn whatever you like.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are looking for interesting, caring, fun people to help with maintaining our property, painting, diy , gardening, etc

    We are looking for people who like to develop themselves and others. Easy going, self motivated, team spirited, honest individuals.

    Sharing our accommodation has really taught us about the different definitions of clean and tidy and different levels of tolerance to the completion of household chores - lol. So we would look for people that are able to clean up after themselves without being asked and support the overall operation of the house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Our house is a detached cottage surrounded by almost an acre of established garden, the surrounding area is farmland. Your accommodation would be in our log cabin with wood burning stove , there are two bathrooms, shared living /dinning room and kitchen with ourselves within the house. Wifi available.

    Food will be provided, please help yourself and we can share the cooking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will be able to explore the local area, the roads are great for cycling, running or walking with routes throughout the Black Isle. There is rowing and tennis in Cromarty. Inverness, capital of the Highlands is 21 miles from our house and we are equi-distance from 3 local villages, where the local shops are. Cromarty is particuarly beautiful and you can go rowing, play tennis and enjoy their amazing bakery and cheese shop. Fortrose is the hot spot for dolphins in Scotland and there is a beautiful beach. We live next to the bird sanctuary and our beach is a 10 minute walk. There are historical sites to explore from the tiny Groam House museum in Rosemarkie to the Culloden battlefield near Inverness. There is the Black Isle Brewery, fine for Beer and whiskey distilleries. Days can often be flexibly arranged to accommodate trips further afield perhaps to Skye, other islands or cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow.
    There is a bus stop not far from the house and you can use our bikes.

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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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We can provide a quite space with a desk either in their bedroom or in the log cabin.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week

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