Environmentally-friendly living and sustainability on the west coast of Highland Scotland, UK

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  • Last activity: 02/02/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    Scottish Highland village in a traditional house (converted byre) with overgrown garden. Some help with DIY etc. in house also welcome. Beautiful location, good for hill-walkers. Strong local community culture, which will hopefully soon re-emerge after the pandemic. Emphasis on environmentally-friendly living and sustainability.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Rural life-style, with good opportunities for swimming and hill-walking. Local culture, including possibly contact with remaining speakers of Gaelic. Chances, covid restrictions permitting, for meeting wide range of people. Language help from a former language teacher. Help with writing and editing from published writer. Emphasis on sustainability, care with use of electricity, home composting, organic alternatives and fairly traded goods.

  • Help


    Help to reclaim part of garden for future vegetable-growing, and to prepare ground for bee-friendly wildflower area in spring. Some help with house and DIY. Berry-collecting and preserve-making in season, also stacking and bringing in wood for burner as needed. Help with computers.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    Irish: Intermediate
    Gaelic (Scottish): Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    German and Spanish are very rusty, and desire to get French up to a much higher level. A former language teacher, so can help with those languages I know, including minority ones.

  • Accommodation


    Single room for each Workaway unless otherwise arranged, with shared shower-rooms. Use of living-room, kitchen and internet. Each person responsible for cleaning own areas etc. Help with cooking welcomed but not essential. Limited meat and fish in meals, vegetarians and vegans catered for.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Local sights include scenery, rare wildlife, historic and prehistoric sites, churches, castles. Local artists. Good sea-swimming for strong swimmers. Nearest town with train station 25 km away. The situation is a small village with a shop and post office, hotel and part-time vegan cafe in season. No t.v.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 682931129555

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