We are a small homeschooling family of two - my son is 14 years old, very engaging and mature and also full of fun and likes meeting people. We have chickens, a dog and a cat. We live in a small hamlet and are connected to many community projects. We live simply in a quiet place and our weeks are always full of things to do.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
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You will learn about Coyote mentoring, NVC (non violent communication), community building, home-schooling, Scottish culture and environmental-social issues. I am well travelled and have set up and been involved in interesting projects for many years. I have travelled in Scotland a lot too and can share my knowledge.
General help at home with housework and cooking and maybe some outdoor jobs but hanging out with me and my home-schooled teenage son, playing games and exchanging language, culture and world views is more important.
One-two days a week in school term you can get experience of an outdoor teenage mentoring project for home-schoolers. You will have a lot of fun, and see beautiful places in Fife and other areas of Scotland. Its often quite physical, walking and hill climbing but can be traditional crafts and cooking around the fire. Must be curious about nature and ourselves!
There is also an opportunity to volunteer at an Earthship, an eco building made from car tyres, which I set up in 2002. Its situated on a beautiful Lochside farm on the coast about 30 mins from home.
We have a spare bedroom with shared living, kitchen and bathroom. We also have a large garden and live very rurally if you want to camp outside. We will share an evening meal together - the cooking and the eating. For breakfast and lunch we will share the costs and shopping, we want to be relaxed about it. Any diets are okay here.
Edinburgh is a one hour train journey, Perth 30 minutes, Dundee 20 minutes. Our nearest train station is 10 mins by car, and there is a bus link. We are often going out so happy to help with lifts and show you around if you prefer that.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Average 4 hours a day, 5 days a week