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work with us!

Here is a list of all the jobs to do on site here on Jura.  For Wwoofers and WorkAwayers please assess the work and what skills you can bring to the project and what tools you might need, can you bring tools or would you like us to supply?  We have some power tools but just shout if you want to suggest something specific and we'll see if we can get it on the island.
 

The priority is to get the site cleared up and ready for renting the cottage by April 1st 2022.  We also have two holiday lets with land on Islay that also needs getting ready for the season.  We then need to get Jura's plot ready for two more huts. 

the cottage

Renovation of cottage

The cottage is so nearly there.  We need to finish off the renovation and build a spa area for the wood fired hot tub and sauna (all here on site).  Here's our current (ever evolving) list of jobs to do but we'd love someone to take the reigns of this and go for it happy for someone to make their mark.
 

  • Landscaping garden (stone walling, fencing, ditching, seeding the lawn)

  • Hot tub area (cold water shower, hot tub, screening ... open to ideas)

  • Build outdoor furniture

  • Fire pit / pizza oven area

  • Sauna room

  • Bathroom tiling

  • Kitchen install / plumb sink

  • Floor down (click flooring)

  • Seal stone work

  • Put up blinds / shelves

  • Help with interior decoration
     


 

The cottage journey

the SITE

Clearing the site

The site is an acre.  It's seen some transformation already but still a lot to do.  We will get the digger back to clear a lot mechanically.  Open to creative thinking, help us make the site have 3 pockets of private units for accommodation.
 

  • Fencing perimeter

  • Landscaping

  • Clearing building materials
  • Clear ditching

  • Trench digging

  • Bonfire

  • Create hut areas

  • Plant trees

  • Grass lawn

  • Screen areas

  • Create a fire pit / seating area

  • Pizza oven
     


 

The SITE journey

islay

Neighbouring Holiday Cottages on Islay

www.portbahnislay.co.uk

We have two houses on Islay that we rent out.  We need to get the houses and the gardens ready for the season. 

 

  • Polytunnel clear out and planting

  • Strimming

  • Jet washing

  • Painting windows / doors

  • Garage clear out

  • General maintenance

 

There is paid work here for cleaning / changeovers if guests are staying.  £85 for a changeover or £12 p/h for any cleaning with me.  Changeovers include:
 

  • Cleaning

  • Laundry

  • Re-setting the house

  • Re-making beds

  • Hotel standard of presentation

If the houses aren't being used you are welcome to stay over on Islay and explore Islay.  There are some bookings in March and the season really starts in April

islay houses

the shed

This is our shed!

We converted it inside to house building standard.  Its end goal is the front room to be a retreat space for meditation, yoga, workshops, crafts, recreation etc... 

 

We lived in it for a year whilst we built our house.   It has a shower, washing machine, cooking facilities, wifi, underfloor heating, pool table, table tennis, air hocky and our Peloton bike.

We still have lots to do to make it ready for our retreat and you are welcome to use it.

 

Shed jobs include:
 

  • Put up a climbing wall

  • Decking out the front

  • Finish off interior

  • Clearing and sorting interior
     

bothan shed

community
garden

Community Organic Garden

Giles and Christine run the organic garden.  2 polycrubs and large outdoor growing space.  We have two raised beds in there too for growing for ourselves.  For anyone with green fingers who would love to help here there's no end of jobs.  We all volunteer to work here.  Giles and Christine will contribute food to whomever helps if they're staying with us and work at the garden.
 

  • Clearing

  • Composting

  • Digging

  • Growing
     

THe community garden

Contact

Please contact me pi@bothanjura.co.uk

Mobile:  07876 681165 (remember no signal!)
House: 01496 820 415