We invite you to join us at our home of slow living in Nethybridge, Cairngorms National Park of Scotland.

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Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an off grid hospitality venue with values deeply set in well being; for our guests and staff alike. We have three 2 person bespoke eco huts, a 4 berth bunkhouse & seasonal safari tent that sleeps 6. There is a wood fired hot tub and sauna.

    We invite interest from solo travellers, couples or two friends travelling together. Ideally we would like workawayers to join us for the full season (March to October) but a two months minimum stay is never ruled out. You will be really hands on, multi skilled, uncomplicated and an excellent communicator. Someone who is happy to work both in a team or solo from March until the end of October. Most tasks we get involved in are rugged and outdoors dealing with accommodation change over days (Monday and Friday), growing/grounds, woodland/firewood. There is almost always an interesting project or two on the go.

    You will be joining a small but very welcoming team of four, Sarah, Phil, Ilona and Diane. Brodie (the Collie) is another friendly helper, who joins us on most days outdoors.

    In return for 25hrs a week, Workawayers receive an hourly rate that meets the UK real living wage with subsidies taken (following UK guidelines) for accommodation in their own caravan.

    This 6 acre homestead looks from Abernethy's Old Caledonian pine forest to the Cairngorms mountains. We sit in the relatively midge free eastern Highlands. As well as being busy with giving warm and authentic hospitality to folk from all around the globe, we need to fix things that break or wear out, manage the laundry, wood fired hot tub and sauna. We maintain woodland and woodstocks, the flower and vegetable beds and care for a variety of livestock.

    If you have at least some relevant skills that would help us and you can see yourself as a part of our busy and purposeful team then please do get in touch.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workawaying with us is a two way exercise, help us by bringing real skills and experience.
    We induct and guide all team members.
    We encouraging exploration and participation wherever possible.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    We love to host interesting mature helpers who are 'naturals' for our rustic, small scale hospitality homestead. The more skills the better but, most important of all is your infectious 'Can Do' great company personality. Could you, in addition to your property and grounds maintenance work;-

    help move wood logs from the forest to our eco huts?
    help look after flower and vegetable garden, woodland and grounds?
    help with sheep, hens and ducks?
    help mend things?
    help clean the wood fired hot tub?
    help prepare hostel & huts with housekeeping to a really high standard?
    be a great host to visitors from world wide?
    be cheerful in rain, snow and glorious sunshine?
    look after yourself?
    be a total non smoking team player while at the same time be self sufficient and personally resilient?

    If yes to many of these then please be in touch

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Classic large touring caravan, mains electricity and gas cooking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The northern Cairngorms area has many attractions:- mountain walks, climbs, rivers to paddle, bike trails, snowboarding, skiing, ski mountaineering and cross country, chilling out territory galore, traditional music, pubs and 90 minutes by bus from Inverness. Rail station to Edinburgh, Glasgow, London - 20 minutes. Plenty of events in summer & winter months and really interesting guests who choose this elemental way to spend their precious holiday time.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25 hours a week. 2 clear days off

Host ref number: 976313492393

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