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Experience rural life with us in Garlieston, Scotland

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  • Última actividad: 30/01/2023

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are a family of 3 our son is 15 years old (typical teenager) We live on a smallholding in SW Scotland with alpacas, pigs, sheep and chickens. In the house we also have two cats and dog.
    We enjoy going to the beach, boating, and the outdoor life. The area is very rural and friendly, great for cycling and walking.
    We would like our son to experience different cultures and hear first hand about the wider world, this is a little more difficult now teenage years have arrived.

    We are about 1km from the beach and sea and nearest village. We are very rural so there is little to no night life, no restaurants, shops and only 1 pub! We have lots of nature, peace and tranquillity though!

    We have a lot of upkeep around the property, painting during wet days, the garden needs some work to get rid of the weeds, we also have wood that needs to be moved and stacked. The house always could do with an extra clean and attention. We enjoy our surroundings using the boat and swimming on nice days- even on wet days.

    We will be happy to show you the area when we are out and about restrictions allowing.
    The help is not hard but it is important that you are able to do it alone sometimes, we normally set a task in the morning and you are free in the afternoons but need a bit of flexibility.

    Lockdown has limited the amount of visits out, we have great walks/cycles from the house and are in a very quiet area.
    We need to have a police check from your own country prior to you arriving as we have to gain approval to accept you, this is not our rule, or a reflection on you but a council obligation that we have to do as we have foster children staying sometimes.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We would love to introduce you to the smallholding way of life, experience rural Scottish life, and gain experience with animals and gardening. We will provide 3 meals a day and introduce you to the occasional Scottish dish. We don't provide alcohol but are happy for you to buy and drink your own. We make sure you feel part of the family and treat you as such, your English will improve and you may even gain some new Scottish dialect! We are flexible so if you wanted to go away for a week or so we can be used as a base to come back to. We are happy to take you when we have to go out and about, also happy to drop at the bus.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Volunteers can help with general maintenance of the smallholding feeding, fencing, tractor maintenance and hay making in late summer. We also have a large garden so grass cutting , cutting back, weeding and some digging. We need to do some regular maintenance in the house so general diy, painting etc. We have had a few tree's blow over so need to have them cleared, chopped and stacked and the small branches cleared. We also have a lot of wood that needs cut, split and stacked. We also have a never ending round of poo pickup from the Alpaca's We would love someone who was handy with mechanics, we have older tractors that need attention, but enthusiastic helpers are also needed.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Static Caravan (with double bedroom, single room and lounge area) accommodation. Washing facilities/toilet in the house which is only about 10m away. Also a quirky sailing cruiser! It is a Westerly 22 and can be used as accommodation (on land)! It has electric, sleeping berth sitting area and a bit of fun.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We are in SW Scotland approx 2 hours from Glasgow and 3 1/2 hours from Edinburgh. We have bikes available and are happy to take a volunteer out for days when possible to see the area and share the water sports activities. We are close to Whithorn where there is an archaeological dig and Wigtown which is famous for its book shops. We have a local bus route close by and national buses in Newton Stewart. It is possible to go to (Belfast) Northern Ireland for the day from Cairnryan to see the Titanic experience or the Giants Causeway. We are flexible on picking you up from a local town, Newton Stewart, Stranraer or even Dumfries if that is necessary.

  • 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

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Internet is good, Suzie works from home and does a lot of virtual conferences.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have a large area that campervan could be accommodated. We have a waste station, water and power link.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    We can accommodate pets, but you must pick up and they must be well behaved around sheep, chickens, alpacas, cats and dogs.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 6 days a week (flexible)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 378231832653

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