Be part of our family and explore this beautiful part of the country in Elgin, Scotland


United Kingdom

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    I'm a singe Mum with 4 kids. Two girls aged 17 and 12 and two boys aged 14 and 10. We also have a 4 year old fox red labrador. I live in a quiet village in an old traditional house built in the early 1860s. It has big rooms and plenty space as well as a substantial garden.

    We live in a very beautiful part of Scotland but it's a quiet life and not for people looking for a city life. We like our helpers to be like part of our family and hopefully spend time with us. I like to take people and show them the local area and give them the best experience they can while here.

    I had au pairs for 6. 5 years but we are now managing alone. Some help would be great in the house and garden as well as dog walking. I would consider couples and especially interested if you have skills as a handyman. Painters would also be great.

    We are a family of musicians so anyone musical would be an added bonus.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn English both with myself and my kids and our friends and family you meet. Moray is a beautiful part of Scotland and you can have a great experience here. May be you can learn an instrument too. We are surrounded by beaches, woods, hills, castles, distilleries, lochs and about an hour from Loch Ness.

    At the weekends we try to go for days out exploring while we walk the dog or cycling etc.

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  • Help


    Kids are in school until 3pm each day so most of the day you would be alone to walk the dog and do the chores. I generally work 3 days per week but I'm very busy with the children so I don't have spare time for all the tasks around the house and garden.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Meals and board including any bills are included in exchange for help.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can use bikes to get to town via a cycle path or buses and I have a car with 9 seats to take us places as a family.

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    • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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