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Hi, we are looking for fun Workaways to help looking after a large house and large garden located in the centre of a small Scottish town called Huntly near Aberdeen. The town has good pubs, shops, cafes, a train and bus station and is surrounded by beautiful woods and hills were you can go walking straight from the house. Huntly has an active arts project called the Deveron Project (details on-line) with lots of fun events such as cooking, talks, running, walking, dancing etc. Workaway have previously visited castles, distilleries, Inverness and Edinburgh during their time off.
The house has a walled garden with flowers, trees, herbs, vegetables, apple, pear, plum, raspberry, blackcurrant, and blueberry plants. The work is mainly painting inside the house and getting the garden ready for the winter.
We normally have 2 - 3 Workaways staying at any time. Workaways will have their own rooms in the house with WIFI. We eat together in the large kitchen and normally have fun discussions on what is going on in the World, and of course Huntly.
We are looking for Workaways to join from 1 November until 23 December, with 3 weeks minimum stay.
Help in the house
Meet locals, explore Huntly castle, go on the whisky trail, local free arts events sponsored by the Deveron project, exercise classes 5 mins walk from house. Explore Inverness, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, all accessible as day or weekend trips from the town railway station that is 10 mins walk from the house.
Gardening and growing fruit and vegetables
Workawayers will have own bedrooms in the house with a separate bathroom. The house is warm and cooking will be shared in the large kitchen. Talks over dinner are a good opportunity to share experiences. The town has a range of cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Work is done in the morning with the afternoons free. A small cleaning task is then done in the house before dinner.
No smoking, no pets. Meat normally eaten with most meals.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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