Help out our family with some building, gardening and decorating projects at our home in Scotland, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening, building, and decorating.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Own room and fantastic food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day (max 25 hours/ week)































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