Help renovate a delightful Victorian railway station in rural Scotland, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    Married couple in our 50's . We both love a simple country life. Liz is a textile artist who works mainly with wool and Graham is a farmer and plumber. We moved to our village full time 4 years ago and have been slowly renovating this delightful Victorian railway station. We have lots of visitors to the studio in the summer and Liz runs workshops from the studio in the station. We are non smokers and rarely drink alcohol. We look after the station planting throughout the year. We hope to get a polytunnel to extend our growing season

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    some skills keeping sheep on a small scale - the process and making of products from wool
    Graham has many building skills to share
    Plumber by trade

  • Help

    Help

    help with Joinery --sanding -oiling - Electrical
    Holiday accommodation
    Renovation - the station is a sandstone and granite building and repointing is ongoing
    The studio by Liz may occasionally need help with fleeces or gardening
    some roof maintenance help ground work
    5 days help 5 hour per day
    3 days off flexible
    food

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Caravan-Yurt - room on the platform (annex building). Shower in toilet block

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Your living 3 steps away from a working railway station with a service every two hours.
    Bus stop 50 steps away about the same
    We are surrounded with 5 Munroes (mountains) and some wonderful hills and woods to walk in
    Kilchurn castle 1 mile
    St conans Kirk 3 miles
    Lochewe 1.5 miles Second longest loch in Scotland Lochewe has the most islands
    West highland way 11 miles 10min by train
    Inverarary Castle 17 Miles 30 min by bus
    Oban 25 miles 45 min by train or bus is the road to the Islands
    Glasgow 2.5 hours by train
    Mallig 5 hours by train
    Fort William 3 hours by train
    1 small grocery shop in the local village, Doctor, pharmacy post office and community centre


    Some links

    LIVE FOREVER // SKERRYVORE
    on you tube

    look up Ben cruchan the hollow mountain the first hydro scheme with reversible turbines the first in the world



  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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











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