Looking for general garden and house help in our small family near beautiful Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom.


United Kingdom

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    We are a small family based in a beautiful location, amongst croftland, on the east coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides about 10 miles from Stornoway.

    The house & land comprises just under an acre of land which we hope to develop for greater organic food production and productive woodland. We are hoping to install a poly tunnel and have a small summerhouse with water and electricity that we are keen to renovate too. There’s plenty to do in the house and are are flexible depending on skills and preferences of potential volunteer (s). Volunteers with art skills are welcome to create own project!

    We would like one or two people (would possibly also consider young family) to help with a mix of duties depending on preferences and skills to include gardening (vegetables, ground clearance, tree felling), household and childcare. Woodwork or other DIY skills would also be very handy! Medium to long term stays preferred.

    You will have lots of opportunity to enjoy everything the Hebrides can offer including the amazing landscape, wildlife (eagles, whales & dolphins) surfing, biking, learning Gaelic and the beautiful beaches.

    We can provide a large double room in a large house with WiFi etc. Volunteers will have their own large fridge/ freezer and share kitchen.

    The house is in a village but isolated in the sense that there are no shops or facilities nearby, however we are 5 minutes walk to the beach with seals, and surfing, kayaking and fishing opportunities are also within walking distance.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Ideal for a quiet getaway for outdoor lovers (wildlife, surfing, kayaking, walking) opportunities to learn Gaelic in town. Opportunities to learn to surf and equipment to free for use. Can arrange for kayaks also.

  • Help


    General help in house, garden and summer house. Lots of different tasks to suit preferences & skills. Carpentery and gardening skills particularly helpful! Freedom to create outdoor art projects with wood (or anything else!)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Large double bedroom with own bathroom (not en-suite)

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

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

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