Help at our home in Ullapool, north west of Scotland, UK

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    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. e have just purchased neighbouring property which is in need of a great deal of TLC and then there is the winter maintennce 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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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!

  • 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

    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!
    The hours working directly in the B&B you will be paid

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English,Spanish, Portuguese and a little french.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Being a ferry terminal for the Outer Hebrides there is plenty of public transprt,

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

I guarantee it is not always cold here ,just in January!
Wintery Argyle Street

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