The work required is very varied and you will have time to visit other parts of Scotland during your time here. The chores would consist mainly of helping with every aspect of running a guests’ house and maintain the guest satisfaction. Housekeeping is the main workload and we are quite fastidious in cleanliness. Apart from all the household chores, we have a dog who loves nothing more than being walked. So we hope you are an animal lover?
5 hours of help per day
Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Kitchen Hand: Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
1 day off per week
Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks: Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.
Get free drinks or beverages.: Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Over 18 years old
Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa
We are situated in The Cairngorms National Park, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
We usually have two to four students who stay for two to five weeks. It is important to have the right visa: student or working visa to the UK or EU passport.
We interview students (WhatsApp or Messenger) to discuss the opportunities here before agreeing stay and we prefer students to keep in contact prior to their visit. Initially, we require:
-CV and details about you,
-Full postal address,
-A recent picture,
-A contact number in case of emergency,
-A scanned copy of your passport or identity card.
All emailed to email@example.com. We suggest you take out travel insurance.
We do not accept applications from smokers or students with special dietary requirements.
Ideally, we need to be aware of your medical details in case of any emergency.
-Students work on Rotas normally starting at 09.00 and normally work four to five hours a day or as required, we are guests driven.
-The chores would consist mainly of helping with every aspect of running a guests’ house and maintain the guest satisfaction.
-Housekeeping is the main workload.
When you apply, it would be great if you could share which activities you are happy to do. Happily, we get a lot of offers from students, and it would be great to make sure that the work needed fits with what work people wish to do here.
-Sorry, we do not accept applications from smokers (even if smoke just a little or outside) or students with special dietary requirements.
-You need to be fit and proactive with a good education and understand sufficient English to follow our requirements.
-Whilst working mobile phones cannot be used.
-There is free use of the Internet at other times. The Internet is not suitable for download large files or streaming. the download speeds are not great. We advise you to bring your own pendrive for films etc.
-Smile. Enjoy! There is a good relaxed atmosphere at House of Mark. We want the experience to be one you remember, students love being at House of Mark and we do our best for each of you to ensure you have a good time.