Help with sanding and renovation in our central Edinburgh home, Scotland


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  • Description


    We are a young family looking for someone to help with sanding, taking down some partition walls and redecorating and related activities in our central Edinburgh home.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Edinburgh is a beautiful city with lots going on for everyone. Each year the city hosts the Fringe festival which transforms the city into a cultural melting pot. With easy access to some of the best Whisky distilleries in the word its the beginning of a spirit trail like no other. The city is also very well connected if you want to see more of Scotland or the highlands, it also has a great airport connecting you to most European destinations.

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    We are a family of 4 living in central Edinburgh looking for someone to help renovate our old Victorian house. We live in a lovely old villa in central Edinburgh with our two cuddly cats and are upgrading the house to be a bit more modern. We’ve had very successful workaway experiences so far and are hoping to find out next volunteer to help with some sanding and ad hoc redecorating tasks!

    Any kind of expertise around renovations will be graciously accepted :) but the next phase is primarily sanding and redecorating a room! If you are a couple/friends/colleagues who can help keep each other company that’s great. If you are a solo traveler that’s even better but you’ll only see us in the evening. ***We are currently hosting a workaway and would prefer to host a couple for the remainder of 2019***

    We are looking for WA’s to start asap until mid December. On average there is 5 hours of work 5 days a week.

    Everything is within walking distance from The house and Edinburgh is a lovely city to explore.

    You would have your own room and private space in the house. We will provide simple meals and expect you to participate in family chores as you would at home. We enjoy trying new foods so if you have some great recipes pop by the kitchen!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    The house is large and everyone will have their own independent bedroom and space :) but kitchen and living room is shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the heart of the city and most sights are walking distance. if you wanted to travel out of the city there are flights, trains and buses which are easily accessible.

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 621646523586