Muck in with household chores, dog walking and veggie gardening in Scotland, UK

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    22/10/2020

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a couple living on a farm, with a hundred year old Japanese Water Garden, in an attractive rural area, 7 miles from Peebles,( within 1 hr of Edinburgh by a regular bus service.) We have two dogs, a spaniel and a Labrador who enjoy walks whenever possible. We will be moving house in the Spring next year so we are looking for help tidying up the Garden, sheds and house. Also "minding" a senior male who is rather unstable on his feet but enjoys walking round the Garden. Our concerns are obviously the Covid pandemic and have to be mindful of that and any helper would have to be a true country lover.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Well read husband who is interested in people. Opportunity to enjoy country life in rural Scottish Borders. Edinburgh in easy reach. Enjoy interesting woodland garden and scenic country. Plenty painting or photography opportunites

  • Help

    Help

    Easy going person, who enjoys conversation, prepared to muck in with household chores, some dog walking , but basically outside in the garden- veg patch , etc. some painting. satisfaction would be seeing a tidy environment

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Living with family . Own bedroom / bathroom. Food provided but help with preparation and clearing always appreciated.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Peebles is 7 miles away and we have a good bus service to Edinburgh. Very much country living. Good photographic opportunities in the locality,;botanical gardens near by; Glentress bicycle centre and "Go Ape" for the adventurous , or Sunny conservatory for relaxation.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 589453466262