Help to restore a woodland garden back to nature on the West Coast of Scotland, UK

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Großbritannien

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    We are in restoring 3 acres of Formal Victorian Rhododendron and Woodland garden back to nature. Our wild flower meadow, native Scots pine and 300 yr old Oak tree will be your companions on this journey. The place is very special and overlooks Loch Fyne, hidden beneath the overgrown spaces are pathways built by a Victorian botanist who designed the garden which hosts the original well which supplied fresh water to this village. We intend to enhance our biodiversity and study the land, working against invasive non-native species and eventually increasing our sustainability, through an organic approach to growing food or maybe getting some honey bees. We are neither professional environmentalists, builders or gardeners and we are not perfectionist. We both have jobs and sometimes the restoration has to wait as family life comes first. We intend to have fun recreating this great space and working together with whomever comes along to lend a hand, to teach, to learn and most importantly, to take this journey together. Its going to take time and we have already met some great people through workaway, its fun but be prepared to work physically and be sure to like kids and dogs as they feature heavily here!

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Gartenarbeit
    Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Kochen/einkaufen
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Hausarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Sprachen praktizieren
    Hilfe bei Kunstprojekten
    Unterrichten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Island hoping, host of local wildlife experiences, access to sailing and water activities. Volunteer with outdoor education setting if this experience is useful. Happy to engage with simultaneous language learning and teaching. We are currently inviting people for Autumn 2020. Applications from Workawayers will be open from June 2020. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    We are generally looking to host Workaway(s) to stay with us (or our sailing boat a few minutes away if preferred/available) in a lovely fishing village in Argyll, Scotland. We would like some help with the restoration of our garden as we farm wood, maintain paths or tackle invasive plants, always learning as we go! We will tackle non-native species and invasive plants on the land, chop wood, burn garden waste and generally complete whatever mini-project is under way. Perhaps constructing planters, planting up raised beds, dry stone walling, painting or building a compost tower or an environmentally friendly shower!!! The list is endless and you will not be without interesting and engaging tasks during your volunteer time.
    Everyone takes a turn to participate to keep us all fed and watered, perhaps picking up groceries or taking out recycling and composting food waste.
    Our children are often very involved and will sometimes work with us.
    The help pattern will be determined and set together, and we assure Workawayers that we operate on mutual respect and trust! No volunteer will be asked or expected to help more than 4/5 hours in any day and will have at least 2 spare days every week to discover this amazing landscape and enjoy the legendary Argyll hospitality! We will share with you our knowledge to best enable you to enjoy your time off.
    We are in contact and regularly collaborate with other local projects so there will likely be opportunities to connect to other local and international volunteers.
    Minimum stay is 4 weeks as it takes time to accept and settle new workawayers as part of our family.
    Looking for workaways for Autimn 2020! Please apply early.

    Nicky, Daz and the wee Broons.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    English: Fließend

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    Your accommodation will be either in the garden bunkhouse, which has electricity, bunk beds and the opportunity to connect by Wifi (when it works) or if you choose under canvas during summer months. You may be accommodated on a sailing boat in the harbour on a static pontoon where wifi, electricity and modern showers are available. It depends on who is on the team and how we can allocate the living space. You will be offered a simple breakfast and an evening meal and a working lunch of fruit while you are working. We don't work every day and go with the weather and the people making sure we have lots of time to enjoy the surroundings.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Bikes, buses and island ferry hopping are all easily accessible here. Some tourists do 5 Island expeditions seeing the Southern Hebrides and the Island of Arran over a few days. Slightly further (an hour or so) is Oban which is known as the Gateway to the Islands!

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

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      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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