Help with garden and indoor projects in East Lothian, Scotland

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello,

    We are Amelia and Adam and we would be your hosts. I’m a Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh (English and the Sociology of Education) and Adam is a Biodynamic Cranial Osteopath. We have a farmhouse and woodland plot in East Lothian which we are making into a permaculture project. We are at the beginning of the process but the plot will have fruit and nut trees, vegetables and herb beds, bees, chickens and ducks. Our interests are sustainability, foraging, biodynamic gardening, herbalism, permaculture, surfing, yoga, holistic health, books, cultures, activism, design, cooking and just hanging out. Accommodation is in a cabin/outhouse on the land so you can have your own space. Two week short stays are preferable rather than long term helping.

    We moved here after many years of travel, working, volunteering, and learning and now we have a young family and are setting up life on the farm. We chose this spot because Adam is a surfer (it is close to the coast) and I’ve always wanted a wee bit of land after living on permaculture projects in Spain and Latin America. I was inspired a lot by Satish Kumar as a kid and we have wandered for a while and landed here, which is nice! The beaches and surrounding areas here are beautiful. Dunbar and North Berwick are within cycling distance. Belhaven is a great beginner surf spot and the beach and woodland at Tyninghame is wonderful for walking. Our plot is close to the city of Edinburgh too (25 mins by train) so you can enjoy the city too.

    We welcome people who are happy being practical / doing physical help and who can ideally bring their skills to the table. In return we can share our space and a lot of experience. We have both travelled the world working as professionals but also volunteering on organic farms and as holistic health practitioners (yoga, osteo, massage, talking treatment). We’ve spent a lot of time enjoying life as well as working hard. We love meeting interesting people, and we are very open to hearing your story and learning from you.

    Hope to see you soon,

    A & A

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a relatively skilled couple and can help you learn about sustainability, higher order thinking, foraging, biodynamic gardening, herbalism, permaculture, surfing, yoga, holistic health, books, cultures, activism, design, cooking. Language skills can be taught. The place is like a woodland secret garden so it's a pretty cool space to hang out in.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We welcome helpers to help with general land and property maintenance such as building and planting vegetable beds, making compost, chopping wood, weeding, lifting stones, planting trees, painting inside and outside, cutting hedges, cleaning decking, building/mending chicken coops, cooking meals and playing ball with small children (two busy boys).

    We would like to exchange accommodation and food for five hours of help per day, five days per week. This gives the helpers 2 full days to enjoy the area. Ideally people would stay for two weeks. I can help improve your English while you stay if English is your non-native language.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    English and Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Wooden cabin in the garden. Bathroom in the main house. Spare room in house in colder months.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The beaches and surrounding areas here are beautiful. Dunbar and North Berwick are within cycling distance. Belhaven is a great beginner surf spot and the beach and woodland at Tyninghame is wonderful for walking. Our plot is close to the city of Edinburgh too (25 mins by train) so you can enjoy the city too.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Digital nomads are welcome but we are only looking for short term stays of up to two weeks. Please come with your own data pack.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Space in woods for a van.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week



Host ref number: 915467472886