Retired Farm Manager Simon and his wife Eileen run a 3 room B&B in the centre of Ullapool.We have a large , and sometimes productive garden and do most of our own house repairs.
You will have to opportunity to experience all aspects of what it is like to live in the north of Scotland, it's culture, music, weather, local people . you will meet on daily basis people from all walks of life. Have the chance to practice your English . the surrounding district is ideal for walking and exploring .
We are very easy going and have been using volunteers from various organization for the past 20 years.
Being active by nature I always have new projects on the go....unfortunately being 76 yrs old limit just how much I can do on my own. Hence the need for volunteers with practical skills. There's a new hen house to build , new electric supply to put into the volunteers accomodation. life is never dull here , the weather can be a bit daunting on occasion but the village friendliness makes up for that.
We have lived most of our lives in S. America ...Argentina ,jamaica and Brasil. and really enjoy meeting people from there.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
The village is full of music and art and you will have the time to sample everything. If you need to practise your English there will be plenty of time....you may end up with a Scottish accent!
You will be expected to help in many ways , sometimes in the house in , sometimes in the garden and also with general house maintenance.
At present( Dec 2018)) we are in the middle of constructing a wooden chalet in my daughters garden.
There are always new projects on the go!
The hours working directly in the B&B you will be paid
This host offers accommodation and payment.
English,Spanish, Portuguese and a little french.
The accommodation is in a cabin in the garden, heated by a wood burner. this gives the volunteer a private space ,where they can enjoy their privacy . Most of the time volunteers will be expected to cook for themselves, a generous money food allowance is paid each week, so they can buy what they like in the local Tesco. Sometimes we will share meals so as to have social contact
Being a ferry terminal for the Outer Hebrides there is plenty of public transprt,
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week