DIY help for a friendly family creating an eco-friendly home in the countryside of Scotland, UK



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    We are a family of six.

    Our family structure is complex, with mum and 2 dads living together. We have three autonomously home educated children - one is studying for his GCSE's (15 years); another is in his fifth year of primary education (9 years) and a baby in his first year of life, all male.

    We are planning to convert a historic farmhouse in the Scottish countryside to a modern eco-friendly home.

    We are a family of gamers. We have many games consoles and enjoy playing table top role playing games as well as card games and board games.

    We are wanting to sort and decorate the family home, finish DIY projects, fix the garden up and keep the younger boys entertained all at the same time.

    The older boys are learning to play drums, piano and acoustic guitar including music theory. We are willing to consider a musician who can continue transferring these skills.

    Our 15 year old is wishing to learn Japanese, we would consider someone who is able to speak and write fluently to spend time with him.

    We will only consider non-smokers.

  • Type d'aide

    Type d'aide

    Baby-sitting / garde d’enfant
    Entretien / Bricolage
    Cuisine / courses
    Aide à la maison
    Aide avec les langues

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We are very friendly and enjoy socialising.

    Our nine year old is very outgoing and talkative and will happily allow you to practice your English language skills.

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    Time with an English family, to practice English. Learn about installation of eco energy systems. Free time to explore Scotland.

    Decorating and DIY skills essential, even if this is only that you have done this for your own or family's home. There is manual help clearing the site, erecting fences needed, together with internal and external decorating. Reasonable strength and physical fitness required. If you have the skills we would be happy to have you contribute to the eco aspects of the project, and if not, to learn about them.


    Music theory and knowledge of drums, piano or acoustic guitar to a high level.


    Native Japanese speaker.

  • Langues parlées

    Langues parlées

    English, Some German

  • Hébergement


    Own room in house, use of kitchen or shared meals with family by arrangement

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Bus services available to local town (where there is a rail service) and Edinburgh. Lifts into town available by arrangement.

    Due to the Covid-19 virus the UK is currently on lockdown and we are unable to take any Workawayers until further notice. We are happy to provisionally talk to prospective candidates during this time with a view to welcoming someone as soon as we are able.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

This is us! Edited to work as a profile picture.
Our baby.
Our nine year old.
The house
Our kitchen
Our kitchen
Our log burner
This is our very first photo as a family, when I realised that our nine year old's face was obscured I took his camera phone off him.
This is us!
N° de référence hôte : 189419683288