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Newton Stewart
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 51440
Country: Scotland

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Last Updated: March 11, 2018


Duration - 3 weeks, but possibly longer.

I have a 1-bedroom, terraced cottage with studio workshop currently being renovated and a garden in desperate need of attention. I can't be in two places at once, so I'm looking for someone to house sit, tackle the garden and help out with the repairs, painting and decorating while I am working elsewhere. I also have some furniture needing upcycled and could do with some help sewing and mending soft furnishings.

This opportunity would ideally suit a couple but individuals are welcome to apply. Maturity, honesty, reliability and a responsible attitude are most important and this is a non-smoking, pet free household.

The cottage is within easy walking distance of the main bus route that runs between London and Belfast via Stranraer and the Cairnryan ferry port, so getting here is fairly easy, despite our otherwise rural location.

This is a great area for walking, cycling or bus trips to neigbouring towns to explore Dumfries & Galloway. We are only a couple of miles from the beach and there is a small shop in the village that opens 7 days per week.

As well as the cottage, which is becoming part of our social enterprise 'lifestyle experience' holiday accommodation for artists, writers, cyclists etc, we have a 5 hectare environmental project plus caravans on a nearby holiday park.

A keen interest in gardening, frugal living and nature are essential, as is the ability to work on your own. You will mostly be doing garden-related work to create a self-sustainable, permaculture-style food garden but there are also household repairs and interior decorating jobs needing done.

Can you help?

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