Help with some outdoor tasks on the banks of a river in Peebles, Scottish Borders, UK


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    I live in a beautiful town in the Scottish Borders with two boxer dogs. I am a yoga teacher and run yoga classes in Peebles, I also run conscious dance classes in the community. I have a past in electrical engineering, counselling and psychotherapy and have 9 grand children who I enjoy spending time with.

    I am used to sharing the house with others, and have had male and female long term lodgers in the past. I am easy to get on with, I like cooking and I am a mountain biker, motorcyclist and hill walker and feel blessed to be living in this amazing part of the Scottish Borders.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I offer three free yoga classes per week and free entrance to my dance events. You would be staying in my house with your own room and access to the rest of the house. I have spare mountain bikes which you can borrow and am happy to take you on various tours of the Scottish Borders.
    I can also teach you how to use various tools safely.

  • Help


    I need help with clearing trees that have come down in the wind in my garden, which would involve carrying and stacking the wood and generally clearing up. I tailor the tasks according to your abilities and I am quite capable of doing the heavy work myself.
    On rainy days you may be painting and decorating inside or helping with housework.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I live in a 5 bedroomed house by the banks of a river in Peebles. You will have your own room with a double bed and free wifi and use of the kitchen and living room. I will provide most meals and you can help yourself from the fridge at any time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Peebles is a small charming tourist Borders town on the banks of the river Tweed surrounded by hills with many lovely walks and Scotlands largest mountain bike hub. It has a theatre, pubs, hotels, cafes. restaurants. a gym and many small independent shops. Country pursuits are all available. There are regular buses to Edinburgh which take an hour.

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    • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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