Learn about Scottish culture whilst helping out at a Guest House in Wigtown, UK

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  2018 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We're happy people who chose to start a hostel in Wigtown Scotland's cultural book town. Our philosophy is based on travelling, although instead of moving we have the travelers visit us.

    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

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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 !

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    -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

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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




















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