I'm a singe Mum with 4 kids. Two girls aged 16 and 11 and two boys aged 13 and 9. We also have a 3 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 but would especially if you have skills as a handyman. The person would also be involved with helping with my kids and inside the house including a few chores like cleaning, cooking as it would be good to learn about different cuisines so it must be someone who has a genuine love for kids and dogs too.
Someone in their 30s would be ideal for me. Or a couple.
We are a family of musicians so anyone musical would be an added bonus.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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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.
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.
Meals and board including any bills are included in exchange for help.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week