General help needed on an isolated peninsula in Scotland

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a couple in our seventies, Bev is a violin maker and Jill is a "professional" granny. We live on a isolated peninsula without road access so visitors have to arrive on foot along a rough track or we can collect you in our boat. We are off Grid and our power comes from a wind turbine and PV. We have a cat and hens and most of our vegetables are home grown. We often have family visitors, especially our grandchildren. We have been Couchsurfing hosts for several years but we now seek visitors for a longer stay.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    General help and some of it quite heavy especially in the garden. Help can vary from collecting seaweed from the shore to harvesting vegetables and processing wood fuel.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You can have a double or single room in the house or accommodation in our barn (two beds).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are no shops or pubs but there are lively community entertainments. However, there are plenty of outside activities such as walking, climbing and swimming.
    Public transport is very limited but it is sometimes possible to get a lift with a neighbour to Ullapool or Inverness.
    We have a big kitchen-living room where we spend most of our evenings chatting, reading or watching tv.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

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

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The jetty
The primary school
Mixie

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