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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.
Help around the house
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.
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.
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.
We have beautiful panoramic views here, mountains, moorlands and native woodlands. Mountain bike trails and opportunities to explore the north of Scotland.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Our internet connection is quite good and available to anyone wishing to work on line in their spare time.
We can accommodate campervans. Internet, electric hook-up as well as water and toilet disposal is also available.
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.
More than two
max 25 hours a week
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