We are both retired and are looking for help with our building project, looking after a large garden and revamping a small cottage in the highlands of Scotland. We live in the magical Glens of West Argyll on the scenic shores of Loch Awe.
You would have your own room and meals provided. We prefer people able to commit for at least one month but are flexible.
We have 3 grown up children who mostly live away now in differant parts of the world but come home at regular intervals.
We are situated in a sleepy village, quite isolated, with a bus going in-out to the next village and around the area. This is not the right place for a very urban person. However, our workawayers never seem to get bored and still manage to get around the area on their days and afternoons off. The scenery is absolutely wonderful and if you're an outdoorsy person, this is a beautiful base to start exploring the West of Scotland from. Make sure to bring some waterproof gear, wellies are an essential. along with some walking boots.
I always like to skype, too, so that we are able to see each other before arrival, and would like a couple of references from previous employees, teachers or someone professional who has known you for at least two years.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Learning new skills. How to be more organised and learn the benefits of time management.
Discover the regional history. Enjoy living in a small Highland Community. Appreciate good food and chat around the table. Lots of healthy and organic produce.
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Gardening, building, and decorating.
Own room and fantastic food.
Ideal for hiking, walking, climbing, photography and nature enthusiasts. Plenty of castles and historic monuments to visit. Lovely local towns of Oban and Inveraray not far away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours per day (max 25 hours/ week)