Come and experience family life in a beautiful spot overlooking Loch Etive in Scotland, UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    We are a busy family living on a small croft (land), on the west coast of Scotland, we have 3 sheep, a donkey, a pony, 2 Pygmy goats, hens, a dog, cat and pigs (in the summer months) we love being outside and enjoy meeting new people.

    Our house is situated in a beautiful spot overlooking Loch Etive up through Glen Etive, the views are stunning and it has a feeling of isolation yet is close to all transport links.

    Our children are very active, all three play rugby, the boys also play football and our daughter loves horse riding, ballet and gymnastics.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workawayers will be able to learn how to care for farm animals which is a small hobby of ours, grow and pick vegetables and salads which the family use for meals. Utilise organisational and time management skills, whilst also using their own initiative and problem solving skills all whilst living as part of a young busy family.

    Workawayers will also get ample opportunity to discover the regional history and explore the local area and we will always try and be flexible to allow workawayers time to enjoy our area.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    We are a very busy family with three lively children aged 13, 11 and 9. We live in a newly built house on a small croft (land) in the highlands of Scotland.

    We run a bed and breakfast from our house but we DO NOT ask workawayers to help out with anything to do with our business. We are just looking for someone to be part of the family, help out with day to day family life, this will include some gardening, small building project such building pony jumps and animal housing, feeding animals, interaction with our children, some house help.

    Our children have big personalities and can be quite strong willed therefore previous experience with children and enjoying being round kids is a must, the more you interact with them the more you will get back from them.

    If you don't like lively children please do not apply to stay with us, although child care is only a small part of what we ask workawayers to help us with, you will be expected to interact with our children if you are living with us!

    Please bear in mind that we are located in the Scottish Highlands and are surrounded by beautiful countryside but it will rain and may be chilly!

    Ideally we would want workawayers aged 25 years and older, you must also be able to do tasks with initiative and although we give details of the help we need doing, you will be doing these tasks alone at times.

    We like our workawayers to get out and about and explore the beautiful area that we live in and would prefer people who don’t want to sit around the house all day. We have bikes and kayaks that can be used and will where possible take workawayers out on trips with the family.

    We also really enjoy it when Workaway introduce us to their culture by cooking something from their country, playing music or teaching us about their home.

    Please apply to stay with us if:

    1. You love kids
    2. You love animals
    3. You love the countryside
    4. You can do tasks on your own initiative
    5. You dont mind getting your hands dirty
    6. You are willing to live as part of a family and share day to day chores

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Cosy camping pod on the croft which is just 50 metres from the house with meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in Taynuilt, 12 miles from Oban which is better known as the gateway to the isles. There are walks, bike rides and mountains on our doorstep and easy access to some beautiful Scottish islands. We are located on a great transport link including regular buses and trains to Glasgow/Oban. Where possible we are happy to drive workawayers to local places of interest.

    All this and much much more! We are non smokers and there is no smoking allowed in the house or the pod.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Well behaved pets only.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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