Help us out on a croft on the Isle of Skye, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    A 5 acre non-commercial croft with numerous vegetable beds, an orchard, shelter belts with 2 polytunnels and 2 greenhouses to be maintained. We grow fruit, and a wide range of vegetables and sell surplus vegetables.

    We have chickens, 2 cows and calf, bees and a cat - have pigs sometimes. We aim to be as self sufficient as possible. Work will include planting, weeding, hedge trimming, log chopping, pruning, peat cutting, woodland maintenance, building maintenance projects..

    Magnificent views and a beautiful beach are close by - this is a great place for hill walking, fishing and bird watching. Good home cooking and friendly hosts happy to help those wanting to improve their English or Gaelic.

    Other interests: Scottish music, Gaelic, heritage and history, films, politics. Bikes available for wwoofer use. Broadford or Kyle of Lochalsh are 3 miles away.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are happy to help with English or Gaelic language learning. We play music and are happy to share our skills. We like walking and our area is well known for climbers and walkers as well as being beautiful to visit.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with garden work - digging and making composts, planting pruning etc and general maintenance of our buildings here. Also hedge cutting in August and September and cutting down some trees and chopping wood for the winter wood supply.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Gaelic (Scottish): Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Happy to help with people wanting to improve their English of Scottish Gaelic

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a double room we keep for volunteers or workaway visitors and we are happy to have single people or two people sharing.

    We like to eat good food and there will be lots of home cooking.

    We will provide all the food. We are not vegetarians but can cater for them if required. We have our own home grown veg and meat here.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a friendly outgoing household and welcome visitors. We have been taking on volunteers to help with our land for the last nine years so are experienced hosts. This is an area rich in wildlife and a great area for hiking and climbing. We are close to the mountains and ten minutes from the sea.

  • 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

    We have a reasonable internet connection here. We have an online Music Publishing business so we try to work our small holding run our business too. We can offer a working space or our accommodation can be used for study or work in the evenings or free days.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space for parking a car, campervans or motor homes and land for camping if required.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 338233917733