Stay with a with top host family, friendly, cultural exchange in beautiful Crieff, near Stirling and Perth, Scotland


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    We are looking for a couple this year if possible? Space from the 13th March

    Also a long term stay of minimum one month starting mid June to cover our 2 week holiday it includes house sitting, changeover in our holiday home and dog sitting. Time to get to know us and our life.

    Long term goals:-

    We need support to help with family life, some language tuition if possible? Italian and French is good!

    We are a busy house and workaway help allows us family time, which we share with our workaway friends. We often enjoy trips to Oban and the chocolate shop. There is lots of time off in between flurries of activity ensuring you will have plenty of time to travel and enjoy Scotland. This is a true cultural exchange. Walking the dogs also helps us a lot. We have three spaniels.

    We are a family who enjoy living in the wonderful historic market town of Crieff in Perthshire which is centrally located in Scotland. Workaway enriches our life. We are looking for a lovely individual, occasionally couples, to share our workaway experience. As an experienced host family, we can offer a good happy, balanced experience, where we both can both enjoy and share our home and our time.

    We are designers who have an interesting home, which was historically a whisky distillery, we are gradually converting this and presently rent a part of this as a self catering holiday let, as we are in the heart of our town we open our doors annually to act as a venue for our local arts festival. We enjoy participating and love meeting our self catering holiday guests, who arrive as guests and leave as friends.

    We enjoy meeting people. Having been a host for over 4 years we have experience of many individuals, we have worked with our workways to develop a guide to staying with us. We consider health and wellbeing. Open discusssion and plan to make the best of your stay with us. We enjoy trust and respect.

    We prefer individuals over the age of 25, (we have had younger independent mature individuals) who are mature and not afraid of ironing, hard work, dogs, gardening and are independent. If you feel that you have the maturity to be with us, please contact us.

    We have many projects happening, we know we can offer various options we cannot expect our workaway to do everything, but perhaps there is a specialty you have which may be included in our cooperation.

    We offer the best bedroom in the house, it is large with double bed, sofabed and furniture, WIFI. Good food, made by me.

    We welcome new recipes. We will introduce you to our friends and family and show you around. You will have time to travel and enjoy Scotland. Some days our workaway, works a little more and takes days off to go travelling.

    Important is respect, planning and honesty, we discuss our week and work together to enjoy our experience, its all about making friends from around the world. It is a working holiday, so we do expect you to honour the work aspect.

    Workaway guests are part of the family.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Improve language skills, if required. We live in an area which is historic and beautiful, good for walking, introduce you to local culture, food and traditions. We work flexibly allowing time off to allow for travel, we work out when we need your help and allow for gaps to travel independently if you wish. We have meetings to chat about what you wish to achieve from your stay with us, then we do our best to make it happen.

  • Help


    general housekeeping and laundry and ironing, walking dogs and helping organise our home.
    . If you like cooking that would be good, we do cook. Dog walking, gardening, Basically joining in with family life. We would love individuals who are experienced in construction, joiners, plasterers, plumbing, painting and Decorating etc.
    We have a small garden we are trying to establish for food.

    We enjoy companionship and are very happy to share our country and our knowledge with you.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Some French, little Italian

  • Accommodation


    At present there is a large double bedroom, with Sofa and shared facilities. If we have more that one workaway, then there is second room with comfortable sofa bed if they are not a couple.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We chose to live where we are in Scotland, because it is central and it is a place where people spend their holidays! There are many local attractions and historic places, the people are friendly. There is easy public transportation.

    We are a friendly family, we enjoy the company of others and enjoy hosting.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day maximum, flexible days off, time to travel

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