We run a small outdoor cafe, bunkhouse and bell tent, open from Easter to September each year. We are situated on the beautiful island of Kerrera, 5 mins off the coast of Oban in the west of Scotland. The island attracts lots of walkers and we are positioned in a great location 45 mins walk from the ferry on the south of the island close to Gylen Castle. It's the perfect place to stop for some good homemade soups, cakes and a nice cup of tea! Our bunkhouse sleeps up to 7 people and our bell tent is perfect for couples complete with woodburning stove.
We are a couple in our thirties who love music (most types, especially reggae, funk and Brazilian but not much techno!). Before living on this tiny, idyllic island, Aideen worked as a drummer/dancer on tour with the stage show Stomp and Martin worked in a community radio station. We're both pretty social and love to get together with our neighbours for bbq's and parties although as we just had our first child in December 2017, we're getting earlier to bed these days! The island has about 52 people living here full-time and there is a great sense of community.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
You will learn good basic kitchen skills and customer service skills. All we ask from you is enthusiasm and good humour!
Island life comes with it's own joys and challenges and you will get to experience the unique feeling of living away from it all!
You will also learn some new games- we enjoy playing cards games, bananagrams and other board games.
We love music and welcome other musicians- please tell us/give examples of what kind of music you like.
We provide accommodation and you can opt in for all meals provided (Please note that we do eat meat and wheat/bread and will find it difficult to cater for vegetarians/vegans).
We are able to offer payment for 1 month stays and over. Because this is a live in position, part of the payment is offset with accommodation costs. Happy to discuss this further with potential helpers.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
Your time here will either be spent working in the cafe or helping with childcare as well as odd jobs around the place. This might include gardening, general maintenance or cleaning.
We offer minimum wage equivalent payment for cafe hours worked.
Helpers would stay either in our vintage caravan, or in one of our newly renovated log cabins.
All accommodation is a 2 minute outdoor walk away from the toilet/shower.
Our Byre is available to hang out in when not working. There is a wood burning stove, wifi and comfy couches with stunning views of Gylen Castle.
We enjoy working hard and do our best to make it a fun environment- for us and you. We also love good food, relaxing with glass of wine, watching movies, playing games and enjoying our surroundings.
On days off, you are free to explore this unspoilt, craggy island. We are less than 10 mins walk from the coast and the stunning ruins of Gylen Castle. The island is renowned for it's geology, which in turn lends itself to incredible rock formations and beautiful views. We have a small boat and a canoe and we often go fishing. If you fancy returning to the mainland, or exploring other nearby islands such as Mull/Iona, we are only a short 5min ferry ride to our closest town, Oban.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
10am-4:30pm approx, 5 days a week
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