Come and join the farm that has views looking out to the sea and the Orkney Islands in UK

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  • Description

    Description

    *️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️ Due to a last minute cancellation from an upcoming volunteer I am urgently looking for either a couple or a man from the 15th June - 13 July *️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️

    I have a small farm in the Highlands of Scotland - John O'Groats a bucket list destination for many. I bought the farm in Sept 2016 and there is lots to do to try to get it where i would like to be long term. Running the farm by myself with only so many hours in a day means any help is really appreciated!

    Areas where help is needed include - feeding and cleaning out the animals, repairing fences and fence maintenance, painting, weeding, grass cutting, cleaning the house and sometimes walking my very friendly dalmatian Measles!

    A two berth caravan is on site for volunteers, it is dry, warm and cosy. You also have access to the house for showers (as the caravan bathroom is tiny) and to use the kitchen for meals as needed. There is access to eggs, fruit and veg. All other food (dairy, bread, meat, snacks etc ) you need to provide for yourself from the local supermarket.

    I am a single woman, easy going and drama free, good sense of humour, looking for someone honest, dependable, a good work ethic and able to use common sense/initiative as necessary! Everything on the farm is easy and am happy to cater your time as much as possible to your preferences. There are a few key times i need your help but am happy for you to organise the other hours as you want so you can create your own free time to go off an explore this beautiful part of Scotland.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    John O'Groats is a bucket list destination being the most northerly point in the U.K THe farm has views that look out to sea and the Orkney Islands. If you are a nature lover there are many beautiful spots, tours and day trips you can take. There are whales, seals, puffins and many sea birds around. On the farm i can help show you more about what is involved in the care of the animals as they all have different needs including hoof care, grooming and nutrition.

  • Help

    Help

    The farm has donkeys, goats, pigs, sheep, ducks, hens, rabbits, cats and a dog- they all need to be given food, clean water and bedding. They are all really friendly and love people (and cuddles). The farm house needs some help to keep clean, there is a polytunnel and fruit cage where we pick fruit and veg growing depending on the season.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own caravan with access also to the bathroom in the house. I am happy to provide fresh eggs and produce from the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The local bus is just at the end of the rd which goes to the 2 nearby towns. The harbour is a ten minute walk away where the foot ferry and tours leave to go to the Orkneys.

    There is no smoking allowed anywhere on site (or drugs). There is a pub just a few minutes walk away if you would like to go there, the community is really very friendly and welcoming.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week




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