Come and help us with organic gardening, wood cutting some general maintenance in Helensburgh, United Kingdom


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    Continuing to manage and refurbish a unique property that was once the vegetable garden for Rosneath Castle (now demolished). The garden has been very carefully designed and comprises 1.5 acres of formal garden, a half acre of organic vegetable garden and five acres of woodland. I am a single person in my fifties working full time ...heading towards retirement when I can spend most of our time outdoors.
    In the meantime, I would love you to come and help me (five hours per day, 5 days per week or 25 hours per individual in total per week spread out to suit your itinerary) and in return I will provide ensuite accommodation and all meals.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am a spirited, young at heart, entrepreneurial woman who has worked very hard all of my life and continue to manage the property and garden and maintain it in as eco friendly a way as possible. I have very ambitious plans for the property and am happy to share experiences of hatching plans and working hard to realize a dream. There is lots of refurbishment work to do inside the main house too and I am looking to share experiences and learn some new tricks from helpers.

  • Help


    I would love some enthusiastic folks with a real can do approach to come and help me with all sorts of things from organic gardening, wood cutting some inside refurbishment work and general maintenance.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation is flexible depending on availability and comprises a self contained apartment OR an ensuite room with a super king sized bed and access to some of our public rooms. I am willing to share meals with you at my table, provide access to the kitchen. I would love it if you would cook for me sometimes too.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The property is on the Rosneath Peninsula ...about a half hour drive from Helensburgh. There is a regular bus to Helensburgh and 2 train stations close by serving Glasgow and Edinburgh. Loch Lomond is a 20 minute drive away from our house.

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    • 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

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    Hours expected

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

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