Help us to embark on an exciting new project in Scottish Highlands and Outer Hebrides, UK

Country

United Kingdom

Favourited 2511 times


  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks

    Feedback

    34  

  • last activity

    Last activity

    29/11/2020

  • facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends

    13

  • paid opportunity

    Host offers payment

     

  • Badges

    Top Host
    Facebook verified
 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
  • Description

    Description

    We are about to embark on an exciting new project. The renovation of a croft house into holiday accommodation on the stunning Isle of Lewis.
    We also have self catering tourism businesses in Aberfeldy and Pitlochry , Perthshire in the Scottish Highlands. We previously had a guesthouse and have hosted happy workawayers for a number of years!
    We plan to have six helpers during the course of this year some based on the Isle of Lewis and some in Perthshire. We are hoping to rotate between the two places and therefore would be more interested in any helpers wishing to stay for longer periods of time (although happy to consider periods on minimum one month). Couples or two friends together would work well for this opportunity.
    The Isle of Lewis is in the Outer Hebrides, the croft is by the sea. It’s beautiful, remote and wild with amazing beaches and abundant wildlife.
    Aberfeldy and Pitlochry are both busy holiday villages in the Highlands. There is loads of outdoor activities and there are pubs, restaurants, a cinema and a distillery within walking and cycling distance.

    We are Tina and Norman, we are very adaptable, friendly and have run all aspects of our own small businesses for a long time now. We have two daughters Kirsty, 30 and Ailie, 29 and a son Calum who is 22. Our four dogs Coco, Millie, Tala and Beauly are very friendly and popular with our workaway guests.
    At present we are looking for people who have experience in renovation (or are hands on and wish to learn) and can help also with cleaning, general maintenance work and some gardening.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workawayers will have a great taste of Scottish Highland and Island life and the opportunity to learn and practice renovation, hospitality, maintenance and gardening skills.

  • 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

    We need helpers who love hands on, renovation work ideally with some skills. We also need help with weekly changeovers for our current guests and some general maintenance and gardening.

    Helpers would be required for at least one month preferably longer. We will usually supply one hot meal daily with plentiful food provided for the other meals.
    There is always 2.5 days off each week so plenty of time for exploring!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Warm and comfortable accommodation will be provided. We have a lovely wee cottage in Lewis just for our helpers, our own house in Pitlochry or our lodge in Aberfeldy. All have good facilities including woodburning stoves, TV, washing machine and wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It's a great central location to explore Scotland.
    Would suit people with a love of outdoor activities.
    There are numerous outdoor activities and easy access to the town. Mountain bikes and kayaks are provided if required. There is also a car available for those with correct paperwork.
    Rail and Bus links are excellent and access to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Stirling and Inverness is very straightforward.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Millie and Tala at Pitlochry
Hebridean beach days
Our Lewis croft house
Beach days in Lewis
Our lodge in Aberfeldy
Cozy lodge Drumcroy, Aberfeldy
Coco

These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (5.0)

Cultural exchange: (5.0)

Communication: (5.0)





















Host ref number: 778875773847