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Persons: 1
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 15751
Country: Scotland

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Last Updated: July 22, 2017

Help with the B&B is only needed from approx. June to Oct. Please read through my profile for odd jobs help needed in the winter months.

At present, I would appreciate a helping hand with some odd chores such as cleaning of gravel, splitting wood and general maintenance - wall papering, indoor painting, use of silicone, exterior masonry repair and painting, etc. You should be able to handle power tools and hand tools. Given the nature of help needed between January and March 2015, a male helper with experience is more suitable.

KILLIN COTTAGE IS A SMALL FAMILY RUN B&B WITH 3 GUESTROOMS

* The majority of work is indoors
* Please do not apply if you're a couple or two friends, I have sleeping space for one person only
* You must be able to work independently

Help is needed as following:

APPROX. JUNE TO OCTOBER 2014 - min 2 weeks

Indoors:
- help with breakfast, clear breakfast table and clean/hoover/dust dining room/hall/stairs
- clean guest bedrooms and bathrooms
- ironing
- odd jobs here and there...
- occasional "house sitting" to welcome new guests if I'm out myself
- occasional babysitting

Times can vary morning or evening, or a combination of both.

Outdoors:
help mowing lawn, cutting hedge, weeding, splitting wood, sweeping pavement, minor general maintenance, etc.

You wouldn't be doing all of this, as personal skills differ widely, but if you feel you can contribute to some of it, that's fine.
Time contribution will not exceed 4hrs per day.

PAINTER/DECORATOR, ideally 2 people: The front of the house is in desperate need of a new coat of paint. If you are a painter or have experience in exterior masonary painting, please get in touch.

THE FOLLOWING ARE "ONE-OFF" JOBS AND REQUIRE 1-2 DAYS CONTRIBUTION, HOWEVER YOU'RE WELCOME TO STAY FOR A FEW DAYS EXTRA TO EXPLORE THE AREA

GENERAL BUILDER:
replacing a corrugated roof, 3m x 6m

PLUMBER - done
remove a huge corner bath and replace with standard bath and a shower cubicle next to it. This also involves "making good" of the floor where the corner bath is removed.

ELECTRICIAN
general tidy up of cables, bonding conductors to pipe work on several sinks. You would have to have experience in electrical work, preferrably trained in the profession to comply with regulations.

ACCOMMODATION:
I can provide a small, private, mezzanine sleeping area, accessed via fixed ladder, 4sqm with single mattress, see photo below (now with curtain for privacy). Shared living room and shared bathroom with myself and two children age 13 and 12.

Generally evening meals are taken together with the family. For breakfast and lunch it's "help yourself" whatever you can find in the fridge or cupboards. Please note: I'm not a gourmet chef and I don't enjoy cooking, however I do it because I have a family to feed. Our meals are healthy, simple and balanced and may include occasional take-aways.

Killin Cottage is a family home, and we would expect co-operation when preparing dinner/washing up and simply be part of the family.


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