Island life within a small community on the Inner Hebrides, Scotland



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  • Description


    I live on a small island on the Inner Hebridees of Scotland.
    It is remote, wild and beautiful.
    I am a person who in the past has enjoyed traveling and volunteering abroad.
    I enjoy merging myself in cultures different from my own and learning about and enjoying new experiences.
    I have two children, so it is not always tranquil even if the surroundings are!
    I also have two cats who are mostly chilled.
    I have been a Vegetarian for many many years (though occasionaly eat some fish)
    Meals with be mainly vegetable and sometimes fish and vegetable based.
    I also enjoy working out so if your into fitness too maybe we can swop our workout tips and routines :-)
    Only apply if you are genuinely interested and intend to join me and my family on a Workaway experience.
    Unfortunately I have been let down at the last minute far too many times which has proved disruptive and isn't fair on other Workawayers who I have had to turn down and then discover the original Workaway changed their mind/plans.
    Please also have the motivation, energy and a good level of fitness to participate in daily tasks as required.


  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    As an Artist/craftsperson I would welcome the opportunity to exchange skills/techniques.
    As a Singer I would be happy to help people improve their confidence in singing (though I am no expert by any means!..self taught and that took years of breaking through my own barriers)and would love to sing harmonies with others especially folk songs from other cultures.
    I would be open to help in learning more guitar skills, so musicians very welcome..any left-handers!?
    I enjoy learning new languages and about other cultures.
    I believe this to be an enriching experience for myself as well as my children.
    It is important that you also genuinely enjoy being around young people (teenage) and spending time with them.
    Experience with toddlers would be very welcome also.
    I am of course happy to help you improve your English but if you already have a good level of understanding and communication then that would be helpful.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    I would appreciate help with any, not all of the following!

    * Art Projects- making/creating.
    Exchanging skills. I can share my knowledge and practices and it would be great to learn new ones.
    * Gardening- mowing, pruning, weeding, digging, planting (not a large garden)
    * D.I.Y/building projects- some light external repairs and construction. Painting inside/out.
    * Babysitting and creative play- informal.
    * Creating/cooking family meals-
    We can learn from each other.
    * Help with daily life
    Cleaning, hoovering, washing up
    * Help with computers/Internet- basic.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    I speak a little French and a few words of Arabic (Egyptian) and am keen to learn more. I can offer English classes.

  • Hébergement


    Sleeping arrangements will be a combination of a tent with sleeping mats, blankets/duvets all provided (and a hot water bottle if needed!) in my sheltered back garden overlooking the sea.
    Or my front room if weather a bit windy/rainy.
    I can provide you with your own room from mid September onwards.

    We will aim to eat at least two meals together a day as I feel that this is part of the social side of a workaway experience.
    Lets keep it fairly informal.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There will be plenty of time off to explore the island, either on foot, bike, canoe or car.
    Catch a ferry to our neighbouring Isle, or if staying longer, an 'Island hopper' ticket may appeal to visit further afield.
    We have an abundance of wildlife, seals, dolpins, basking sharks, the occasional Orcha.
    A rich diversity of birds, butterflies, rare bees, insects, flora and fauna.

    As a host I am very happy to invite you to our friends on the island who keep their own rare and endangered native bees which produce honey, bees wax candles and soap.
    All organic and homegrown :-D

    Our modern Community Centre has a Gym and facilities for computer
    use/internet for those who wish to work out or communicate in their own space.

    We are remote, with few 'mainland distractions', so this opportunity would potentialy suit a self sufficient person who enjoys the peace and tranquility that islands can offer and who is also comfortable in their own company.
    Having said that we Islanders know how to let our hair down and enjoy ourselves at times :-D

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    If working online the connection would be via your own mobile/laptop etc (my eldest child uses this to do school work, communicate, watch movies ets) The connection is usualy reliable but if any issues arise-due to us being remote- The local community centre which is a great building (with a gym etc) is available for remote working. They also have computers for hire.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    parking is just outside my house with adequate space for campers/motorhomes etc

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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