Help with our camping pods and bunkhouse on the Isle of North Uist in The Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK

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United Kingdom

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    01/08/2020

  • paid opportunity

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    This is a small friendly camping pod and bunkhouse business located on the Isle of North Uist in The Outer Hebrides off the West coast of Scotland.

    The area is popular with tourists because of it's proximity to The Hebridean Way cycle route, it's remoteness, it's fantastic unspoilt beaches, it's bird, wild and insect life, it's unique machair ecosystems, it's abundant archaeological sites, it's excellent fly fishing, it's surf and kite surfing opportunities, opportunities for photography and art, it's Gaelic culture and heritage and it's peace and tranquility.

    It has something for everyone!

    Our guests stay for one, two or more nights with many repeat visits - they soon become friends and making sure they are happy is not work it's a pleasure.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Helping with Tourists

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It is a pretty laid back place and as long as the changeovers and daily chores get done each day the rest of the day is your own.

    You will have plenty of opportunities to practice your English talking to guests and myself and I'm always keen to learn other languages!

    Job sharing couples are welcome.

    Uist is what you make of it. It's perfect if you want peace and tranquility and enjoy exploring and your own company, alternatively the local community is welcoming but tight knit, there is a pub 3 miles (5km) away and a community centre with Cafe and Gym about 5 miles (8km) away.

  • 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.

  • Help

    Help

    The work mainly involves the daily changeover - changing and laundering bedding, cleaning pods and bunk rooms, cleaning the kitchen and communal areas and making sure the shower and toilet areas are sparkling.

    In addition there may be gardening work such as cutting and strimming grass and helping with the peats in the peating season.

    You will work every Saturday - other than that days off will be flexible.

    Work starts at 9-00 ish and carries on until it's finished - a full changeover for 24 people takes me less than 5 hours.

    You will be required to work on your own or with me.

    Full training will be given appropriate to your age, experience and aspirations. A willingness to work hard and an enthusiasm for providing guests with a great holiday experience is more important to me than past experience.

    I have several businesses and am always busy with some project or other. Workaways are welcome to shadow me to gain work experience and I will be happy to provide references for your future career.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A single or small double camping pod will be provided. The pod has electricity and a large with camp cooking facilities and a peat fired stove.

    You are welcome to use the bunk house facilities for cooking and showering from when you finish work until 4pm but outside these hours there is an outside kitchen area and toilet/showering facilities for your use.

    You will provide and cook your own food.

    Wifi is provided in the bunk house and you can get a very good 4G signal in the pods if you are on the EE mobile network.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Workaways will find the attractions of North Uist very similar to what attracts tourists to the Hebrides.

    Ideally Workaways will have their own transport to gain maximum benefit from their stay here. However there is a good local public transport system that allows you to travel the whole of the Hebridean island chain.

    A bicycle can be provided.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    9-00Am - 2-00PM

Host ref number: 149324521479