Help us in the garden at our new home in Helmsdale, Scotland, UK

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We sold our house and we were ready to start our world adventures in March 2020, but then the restrictions came!

    We are now planning to stay in Scotland for a while and we would love a little help. Mainly with the garden of our new home and also some painting inside and outside. We would like to create some vegetable gardens, make some paths, repair walls lots of walls and other projects like this. At the moment we only have a big area of new grass that we grew! You will also be able to explore and enjoy our beautiful countryside, mountains and coastline.

    We both teach English online from home and our children go to the local high school. Our lives can get very busy and we would welcome some help around the house. We recently had a digger come to resurface our garden because it was left in a bad state by the previous owners. It is now a blank canvas and we would love some help creating and planting flowerbeds, making a vegetable garden, repairing walls and digging/making a patio area and paths. If the weather is not great we have some indoor painting projects we would like help with too.

    If you are able to teach Spanish we would love it if you could spend a little time speaking Spanish with our children. We used to live in Spain and they learned Spanish there, but now they have no opportunity to practise.

    We love having guests in our home and would like to learn all about where you come from. We can suggest places for you to go and see on your days off and hopefully (restrictions permitting!) we will be able to take you to some places too.

    In your spare time, you can use our bikes to explore, spend time walking by the sea, in the mountains, or by the river. We also have Netflix, Amazon TV and great Wifi. There are also two pubs, three coffee shops and a small shop in the village.

    We have three small dogs and one cat who all love visitors.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Our Workaway friends could practise their English as part of our family. There will be opportunities to learn gardening, building and maintenance skills as well as sharing cooking ideas and recipes. We like to take our guests to historical and cultural places of significance or recommend others that can be visited in your time off. We like to have all evening meals together as a family with our guests.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Help to create some vegetable gardens, make some paths, repair walls lots of walls and other projects like this.

    We can't wait to hear from you and welcome you as new friends and part of our family.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    We would love to learn more Spanish.

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    You will have your own bedroom in our home (at the moment we can only offer you a small bedroom as we have not completed renovations yet). Our family home is in Helmsdale, Sutherland, which we have started to renovate. We enjoy hillwalking and the outdoors. Come and explore the stunning scenery of Sutherland and surrounding areas. We live two minutes walk from a beautiful river walk. Five minutes walk from the sea and five minutes walk to beautiful hills.

    Our house in Helmsdale:
    We have recently purchased this four bedroom house. We are completely renovating this house and garden and it is 'work in progress'! It is needing a lot of work and has to be fully refurbished. It has hot water, a working bathroom and it is heated by a multi-fuel stove. We are getting a new kitchen fitted at the moment - but things have been slow with the restrictions in place.

    * Our bathroom is very, very old and not pretty until it is renovated.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    In Helmsdale, there are bus links and a train station. Helmsdale has a selection of shops and coffee shops as well as fantastic coastal and mountain walks.
    It is a great base to explore the NC500 route and what Scotland has to offer.
    The world heritage site at Forsinard Flows nature reserve, wild deer, kites, gold panning. River/ Loch fishing, sea fishing, fossil hunting, professional golf course, whiskey distilleries. Castle of Mey and Dunrobin Castle. Orkney islands, Cape Wrath, Strath of Kildonnan, Morven, Scaraben. The mountains of Ben Loyal and Ben Hope are within easy reach. Wick is approximately 40 minutes drive north and Inverness is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes away. We have airports at Wick and Inverness, trains at Inverness, and sleepers, also a train station and buses in Helmsdale.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    There is plenty of space for a small campervan to park in our driveway.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Uno

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day (each person). 4 days a week.

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Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (4.5)

Comunicación: (5.0)












Número de referencia de anfitrión: 117449486335