We're happy people who chose to start a hostel & Vegetarian cafe in Wigtown Scotland's cultural book town. Our philosophy is based on travelling, although instead of moving we have the travelers visit us. We travel out of season and reside in Wigtown through the summer season.
We have been on the road a couple of times and have worked in different hostels and hotels around Europe for more than 6 years. We have recently settled here in the centre of Wigtown which is Scotland's national book town. A town of around 1000 people surrounded by beautiful coutryside. We are looking for Workawayers to bring an international atmosphere to our surroundings
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We are based in Scotland's National book Town full of book shops, art galleries and surrounded by national forests, wild countryside and nature. The town has a great mix of groups from art classes to yoga, scots language and tai chi.
You can get great experience in many fields, including how to run a tourist venue so eventually you might open your own. ;)
You can become good at organizing events and leading people, getting many useful and memorable connections from all around the world.
You can learn about Scottish traditions and food and try vegan haggis !
We want you to share your experience of travelling with the guests.
Other than having fun, some stuff has to be properly done such as check in and check out of guests, housekeeping (changing bed sheets, doing laundry, cleaning the rooms and bathrooms), socializing and serving the guests in the cafe.
During the low season November - March we are only looking for one person, so looking for a happy, confident solo traveller, who is happy in nature, books (we have thousands you can browse and borrow) and their own company.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
-Free accommodation in your own room with shared bathroom
-Food included, breakfast, lunch & evening meal.
-Free wifi, internet access, bedding provided
4-5 hrs per day for 5days
Host offers payment. This may be offset by part of the cost of the accommodation offered depending on local labour laws
We are in SW Scotland approx 2 hours from Glasgow and 3 1/2 hours from Edinburgh. We are close to Whithorn where there is an archaeological dig and of course Wigtown which is famous for its book shops. It is possible to go to (Belfast) Northern Ireland for the day from Stranraer to see the Titanic experience or the Giants Causeway. Newton Stewart, Stranraer and Dumfries are easily travelled to.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week