Volunteer near Loch Ness. Scotland


United Kingdom

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    Currently seeking two people to assist on our croft clearing land and preparing the croft for winter. Dates of availability are 16th -30th November, there is some flexibility a few days either way.

    We are Robin and Christiane a British/German couple. We live on an old croft in the hills above Loch Ness with our chickens, a cocker spaninel and 2 inside cats. There are wonderful views of the local mountains from all bedrooms and a short walk from the house downhill brings you to the remote Loch Bran. The area is rich in wildlife from Sika and Red deer to Golden eagles and Red kites. The house is situated close to a bus route and central for the western highlands, Skye and Inverness.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You get to know how people live in a very rural area of Scotland and you also ge to practice your english and or german.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    General work around the grounds, weeding, helping move/chop/stack wood etc.

    Examples of the kind of work to be undertaking are the cutting back of scrubs, clearing of flowerbeds, cutting and burning of broom etc. The work can be quite strenuous so you should have a reasonable level of fitness and be willing to work outside. Weather in the Highlands can vary greatly,we have had snow, strong winds, horizontal rain and clear blue skies with 20 degrees, sometimes all in the same day. So you should be prepared to work in whatever nature throws at you. Robin will be working alongside you so guidance will be given in all aspects of what is required and a warm fire, hot shower and comfy bed will be waiting when work is finished.

    This is a non paying position.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Bedroom in the main house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are regular busses into Inverness from Foyers. The countryside and wilflife around the house is stunning and there is plenty of time for Volunteers to explore the area by foot, bicycle or going into town. There are two very nice Cafe's in Foyers, where Volunteers can relax in their time off.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours per day maximum

Host ref number: 119244753291