Come and volunteer on a croft in Sutherland and explore the northern Highlands, Scotland, UK


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    We only take volunteers who have been vaccinated and we have a Lateral Flow Test you can take on arrival.

    We are a couple with 2 grown up children, a son who has settled in
    Edinburgh and a daughter who is working on a PhD and is here intermittently.
    We run a croft - ie a small farm - in the northern Highlands of Scotland a couple of miles from the nearest village. On the croft there is also a self catering holiday cottage and caravan site. We have sheep, poultry, two sheepdogs and two cats - and a poly tunnel about to get a new skin. We farm extensively rather than intensively in order to maintain the environment and wildlife.
    We are always happy to help improve your English if needed or just enjoy the cultural exchange.
    Please do not apply if you are a smoker.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can: help with your English, show you the history, culture, ecology and geography of the Highlands of Scotland, and in particular the history and culture of crofting which is a land tenure system unique to the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

  • Help


    Up coming projects: will be varied so you don't get bored, including gardening, painting and other general croft help. DIY abilities would be really appreciated. If you have any particular skills let us know - or if you like to cook occasionally.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation in be in the cottage near the main house. The cottage is quite comfortable with your own room but shared living space and wet room. Tea, coffee, breakfast cereal etc. is supplied but all meals will be in the main house with us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have beautiful panoramic views here, mountains, moorlands and native woodlands. Mountain bike trails and opportunities to explore the north of Scotland.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Our internet connection is quite good and available to anyone wishing to work on line in their spare time.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can accommodate campervans. Internet, electric hook-up as well as water and toilet disposal is also available.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    If accommodation is the cottage cats would not be a problem but would need to consider type of dog as we have two working collies.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    max 25 hours a week

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