Help us out on a croft on the Isle of Skye, UK

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    A 5 acre non-commercial croft with numerous vegetable beds, an orchard, shelter belts with 2 polytunnels and 2 greenhouses to be maintained. We grow fruit, and a wide range of vegetables and sell surplus vegetables.

    We have chickens, 2 cows and calf, bees and a cat - have pigs sometimes. We aim to be as self sufficient as possible. Work will include planting, weeding, hedge trimming, log chopping, pruning, peat cutting, woodland maintenance, building maintenance projects, and helping us with our holiday cottage changeover when needed.

    Magnificent views and a beautiful beach are close by - this is a great place for hill walking, fishing and bird watching. Good home cooking and friendly hosts happy to help those wanting to improve their English or Gaelic.

    Other interests: Scottish music, Gaelic, heritage and history, films, politics. Bikes available for wwoofer use. Broadford or Kyle of Lochalsh are 3 miles away.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Other

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are happy to help with English or Gaelic language learning. We play music and are happy to share our skills. We like walking and our area is well known for climbers and walkers as well as being beautiful to visit.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with garden work - digging and making composts, planting pruning etc and general maintenance of our buildings here. Also hedge cutting in August and September and cutting down some trees and chopping wood for the winter wood supply. We have a holiday cottage and help with change-overs is appreciated.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Gaelic

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a double room we keep for volunteers or workaway visitors and we are happy to have single people or two people sharing.

    We like to eat good food and there will be lots of home cooking.

    We will provide all the food. We are not vegetarians but can cater for them if required. We have our own home grown veg and meat here.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a friendly outgoing household and welcome visitors. We have been taking on volunteers to help with our land for the last nine years so are experienced hosts. This is an area rich in wildlife and a great area for hiking and climbing. We are close to the mountains and ten minutes from the sea.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

One of our polytunnels in spring
Cuillin mountains on The Isle of Skye
Deer on the hill
Waterlilies on a loch nearby in July.
a sample of our fruit and veg this August
digging up ragwort - a weed poisonous to animals
cutting one of our many hedges
making strainer holes for a new fence
Building our new wood shed
our local beach - a 10 minute walk
making concrete for our new shed
Planting leeks



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