Come and stay with us in a very picturesque part of Scotland, and help with some jobs around the place


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  • Description


    We live in a very picturesque part of Scotland, just by the sea, not that far from England. We moved here about a year ago. There is a few children around (incl. our 3) age ranging from 8 to 3
    The place do need a lot of care, redecoration and development (including the set up of a Permaculture garden) and as my husband works all week and I have young children I do struggle to get on with what's need done.
    The most immediate job I think will be to refurbish our vintage caravan for volunteers to stay in. Childminding and general household chores will be on the cards too, shared with me. I am French but fluent in English, everyone else speaks English.
    We are mostly vegetarian and can easily catter for vegan and gluten free though the family does use animal products and we can't guarantee strictly gluten free for severe celiacs...
    We have 2 friendly cats and soon some hens....

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - Opportunities to improve English, French
    - Child care in a gentle parenting and attachment parenting field,
    - General wood working and diy including safe use of power tools.
    - The Permaculture way.

  • Help


    - caravan makeover (loads of diy wood working)
    - childminding (if you love kids, mine are brilliant and challenging)
    - painting/ wallpapering inside the house
    - possibly gardening

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, English

  • Accommodation


    Initially you'll have your own room in the house with shared toilets and bathroom.
    When the caravans is habitable you'll be able to stay in if you choose and get maximum privacy.
    Food is mostly veggie though some family members do eat meat
    It is easy to cater for vegan, gluten free or dairy free but again some family members will use gluten and animal products.
    We eat our meals together, it's our catch up time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Kirkcudbright is about 15 min cycling away and our bikes can be borrowed. It's a 30 min lovely walk along the shore, but the buses are unreliable. The sea is pretty much everywhere around here but the nearest beach (5min walk) is not the best.
    Dumfries is 40 min drive and from this train station you can go anywhere. There is also a lot of Scottish (creepy) castles around and wonderful hikes.
    Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and all the towns around are not exactly beacons for shopping, but Carlisle and even Glasgow can be visited in a day trip.

  • A little more information

    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

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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