Retired Farm Manager Simon and his wife Eileen 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. e have just purchased a neighbouring property which is in need of a great deal of TLC and then there is the maintenance to do in our own house. 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.
Our B&B business will open mid June ,approx 15 hours work per week will be paid ,there is plenty of paid work available in the village .
If you were coming we would expect you to self isolate for the first 2 weeks . This is perfectly possible as the accommodation cabin is totally separate from our house.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
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The village is normally 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!
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You will be expected to help in many ways , sometimes in the house in , sometimes in the garden and also with general house maintenance.
There are always new projects on the go!
This host offers a language exchange
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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,Very limited at the moment
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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