Homestay Aberlour, United Kingdom

4.5
(5 reviews)5

A wee slice of Scottish paradise in Moray Speyside!

Connect with nature
4 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
4 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Arts
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Support
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Availability

Apr
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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

We are a warm and friendly Scottish family living a low-impact life. We practice permaculture and no-dig gardening on 3 acres of Scottish paradise. We are looking for help with the permaculture garden, the hobbit-style guest house, and creative projects which include adding more magic and inspiration to the fairy glen.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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5 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Homestay

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 4 Get in touch with nature
  • 4 Immersing in the local culture
  • 3 Practicing English
  • 3 Developing environmental awareness
  • 3 Meeting locals
  • 3 Learning about sustainability

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 2 3. Good health and well-being
  • 2 12. Responsible consumption and production

Brazil

4

Hideaway is truly a paradise, the place is beautiful and very comfortable, you will have an equipped, beautiful, organized and cozy cabin just for you. Kim is a happy and creative person, we had great times together, and I learned a lot from her. I'm grateful to have known this family and this place. It's a great place to get in touch with nature, chicken and ducks, gardens full of delicious vegetables.

6 months ago

Brazil

4

Our experience with Kim was very good! We had the opportunity to take care of ducks and chickens, learned a lot about permaculture and gardening and worked cleaning. In addition to the weekly work hours, we prepare dinner 3 days a week and share the kitchen cleaning duties. Moray Speyside is a wonderful mountainous region where you can go on many incredible walks. We had access to the bike and were able to ride around. Additionally, Kim took us by car to national parks. We stayed in a comfortable pod, we were able to light the fireplace on cold days and we felt really good there.

7 months ago

United Arab Emirates

5

Thank you Kim for everything. I have learned a lot from you. I really recommend this place to anyone who wants to try something new, learn more about planting and connect with nature. It was my first experience in Worldpackers and it couldn't be better. Thank you Kim for this experience and I wish you all the best! Mohammed

almost 2 years ago

Spain

5

There is no words to describe what an amazing experience I had, first of all thanks Kim to your kindness and welcoming. In this volunteering you would be able to learn while you work, always surrounding of good energy. The tasks vary, depending on what Kim needs, but they are always oriented towards sustainability. We did some gardening, compost, building the bases of the Temazcal and when there is change over we clean the Hide Away. The accomodation were above our expectations, you would have your own space with private facilities.

almost 2 years ago

Argentina

5

A really magical and unique piece of Scotland :) We had such a wonderful month here. We learnt a lot about permaculture, eco building and also compost! The place is Gorgeous! We have been working a lot and then is so satisfying to see what you have done with your own hands, taking care of environment and using all the resources that our earth give to us ! You really feel a lot of gratitude 🙏🏼! Thank you very much Kim&Mark for this wonderful experience! Hope we see you in a future !

almost 2 years ago

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