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ellied

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Holiday base or veg plots in exchange for assistance?
« on: January 08, 2014, 05:53:08 pm »
I have a double spare room and/or room on the drive for a caravan and car on a short term basis if anyone wants to come and stay in return for assistance on the holding.  I am in north Fife, under half an hour to Perth (Scone Palace, races etc), St Andrews, Dundee, Falkland Palace/Estate (Big Tent green festival venue), about an hour from central Edinburgh, Stirling, Dunkeld/Pitlochry, Blairgowrie (Blair 3DE). 

Skilled labour exchanged might range from digging/tending veg beds, building block walls, fencing/gateway maintenance, chopping wood (bring your own chainsaw!), barn roof repair, electrical work, decorating (indoors and out), handling Highland pony youngstock, backing, rebuilding chicken run, ragwort clearance, pruning fruit trees, you name it I probably have it somewhere on my "wish to do" list! 

Due to arthritis I am patchy about how much I can do myself or even help someone else, and financially I can't pay for all that needs done.  I'm just trying to be creative and if a busman's holiday appeals I am happy to talk through ideas.

Alternatively if someone local (Lindores KY14) with their own transport is interested in taking on the veg beds in return for a few hours a week assistance on a more regular basis, that could also work on a trial basis for this coming season..
Barleyfields Smallholding & Kirkcarrion Highland Ponies
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northfifeduckling

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Re: Holiday base or veg plots in exchange for assistance?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 04:53:46 pm »
Ellie, try
WWOFinternational (google will find it, I can't copy'paste links here). I think they work for board/lodging and exerience. I've heard Pillars always has some helping out. :&>


Backinwellies

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Re: Holiday base or veg plots in exchange for assistance?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 05:16:17 pm »
I've had 3 lots of people here from  HelpX  .... google it. .... all very good.... they work in exchange for board and lodging.
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mojocafa

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Re: Holiday base or veg plots in exchange for assistance?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 05:40:21 pm »
Hope you get someone, I think it's a great idea    :thumbsup:
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