Be part of a team in the beautiful Scottish Highland, UK

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  2021 

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  • Description

    Description

    This place is an old Highland township - cleared of people and turned into a sheep farm during the infamous Highland Clearances in the late 18th and early 19th century. By the mid 19th century it was unable to maintain its independence even as a sheep farm and became part of the neighbours' property being abandoned for habitation in 1906 when the last shepherd and his family left.

    During the 1960s all the surrounding land was sold for forestry. By the early 80s we had resettled and recovered Monachyle Tuarach itself and sheep were back - in corridors among and above the trees- run by my husband, Basque, Juan. This enabled us to earn a living here.

    By 1990 I was running a Gaelic animation studio. Unfortunately this folded by 2010 due to changes in government cultural policy, so, helped by a multi-talented Hungarian joiner and builder, our animators' facilities became tourist cabins and our Hostel was born.
    This venture has been highly successful, since the place - though remote- is extremely beautiful, next to water and surrounded by mountains - here you have the Scottish Highlands in miniature! We are only two hours drive from the urban centres and airports of Edinburgh and Glasgow. The area is also now part of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park which has a conservation and tourist agenda.

    All students of Highland history and of English are welcome - in particular Basques (My husband Juan, the sheep farmer, is from there.)

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Being in the Scottish Highlands brings a new perspective to the English language and culture since here there is also Highland Gaelic culture. Find out about our ancient culture, the 1745 rebellion, the consequences of the subsequent defeat and subjugation of the Highlands by the Redcoats and the Highland outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor who used our place as a safe house for his wife and family.

    Despite/because of our history this is a good place to improve your English - you can practice with your co-workers and guests. This is also a good place for language/engineering students who need a certificate of work abroad for their course qualifications.

  • L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

    L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

    Cet hôte offre l'hébergement et une rémunération.

    L’hôte a indiqué qu'il paierait au moins le salaire horaire minimum de son pays pour chaque heure travaillée et que l’hébergement serait fourni. Il demande de l'aide dans le cadre de son entreprise ou activité professionnelle. Contactez l'hôte directement via la messagerie du site pour en savoir plus et avoir des détails sur le salaire proposé. Tous les arrangements devraient être conclus à l'avance avec votre hôte.

  • Aide

    Aide

    The Hostel work involves housekeeping, bed-making, taking bookings and welcoming guests to both the huts/cabins and the Hostel itself. There are a total of 30 beds though there is only full occupancy in July and August.
    There is also plenty of outside landscaping and maintenance work to be done. You will be part of a team.
    Food can be ordered on the computer and delivered right to the door by supermarket ASDA - you will be responsible for your own cooking.
    We are happy to take totally unqualified/urban students and train you and we are also interested in people who already have experience at either housekeeping and hotel work or any other kind of useful skills (sewing/decorating/plumbing/electrical/inside and outside building /forest work etc).
    We offer a wage in line with the minimum wage.
    Accomodation (in shared caravans), internet, heating etc are all free. We can discuss the details when you apply.
    One month minimum stay.
    Please make sure you have the necessary visas/ permits.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Hollandais: Débutant
    Russe: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    I speak English (native), Spanish and French (fluent), Dutch and Russian (learning). Like to practice

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Accommodation is in two caravans - the largest adjacent to the Hostel. In July/August we erect tents as well.
    We are very happy to accept couples - especially if one of you has outdoor skills and the other housework skills, (or both can do both.) Also friends are welcome. Last year we successfully hosted parents with two young children.
    The caravans have shower, toilet, cooking facilities and beds. The upstairs of the Hostel is the work and play area for all staff - the washing machine, the booking system, extra electric shower/toilet/ snack area and video projector and large relaxation room are all available for your use. Everything is in walking distance.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Even though this ex-Highland township is remote (ie no noise of cars) , It is possible to get to Edinburgh or Glasgow, or indeed visit the rest of the Highlands in your time off. There is a subsidised bus service which comes near to the Hostel and buses regularly go up and down the main road. Michelin starred hotel and restaurant Monachyle Mhor is on the 'other side of the water' and can be visited for drinks and various organised social events.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    We have an excellent cable internet connection straight to the workawayers' accomodation.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day 5 days a week



















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