Rebecca and Jimmy live with their two teenage boys and their dog and cat in the countryside outside Edinburgh on a sheep farm. They are passionate about life in the great outdoors and would love to offer an opportunity for a workaway to come and stay who enjoys being outside and exploring and sharing their customs with our family. Both boys learn languages at school and a French or Spanish speaking workaway would be particularly suitable. Similarly someone who loves animals as our pets are a very big part of our lives and we may well be welcoming puppies in the next couple of months. The pentland hills are ten minutes away and so hillwalkers would have plenty of choice for exploring the local area.
Rebecca spent a year in Chile and Argentina and Jimmy was in Botswana teaching for his gap year. They are keen to introduce their boys to new cultures. During covid Rebecca has expanded her private cooking business and runs supper clubs from their house. This is a great opportunity to meet people and learn about different cultures. Workawayers will be asked to help with general tasks around the house. Although we live on a farm workawayers will not be farming or helping with lambing but can of course have a look around and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Help around the house
I am a private cook and would love to teach you how to cook some traditional Scottish meals as well as recipes from all over the world.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Weeding the garden and planting the vegetable patch. Helping with all the manual tasks around the garden. There will occasionally be some housework to do.
Ensuite double bedroom with its own private sitting room and study.
All food will be provided by us and we will encourage the workaways to eat with us and spend time chatting at the table. We can cater to all dietary requirements.
The bright lights of Edinburgh are only 30mins away. There are buses 20 mins walk from the house and we can lend you a bike to get there or drop you at the bus stop. The Pentland hills are five mins away and great for a walk in the hills.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
The workaway bedroom has its own private bathroom and office. There is adequate broadband but it is not fibre so not suitable for gaming. It has supported us four through the lockdowns and can cope with 4 devices streaming.
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week