Come learn about permaculture and edible planting on our magical small holding with woodland, rivers and pasture in the wilds of south west Scotland, UK


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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    Our place is a very special spot in the wilds of south west Scotland. We live on a magical small holding with woodland, rivers and pasture. We are a permaculture land centre of 15 very diverse acres. We grow food, manage woodland and develop our site by sustainable practises. We see ourselves primarily as an educational resource and want our volunteers to gain skills and knowledge during their time with us.

    I'm obsessed with forest gardening and edible plants. We do a lot of gardening, harvesting and preserving all with a permaculture bent.

    My partner makes machines and bicycles and often Involved in bigger art projects. He is driven by self empowerment through skills and tool use.

    We accept 4 week volunteers on the land centre, getting involved in all our activities here, gardening, preserving and building. Sometimes when we all get along brilliantly and there is benefit for everyone we extend stays, 9 months is the record to date.

    Whilst we are rural we have lots of amazing visitors and plenty of stimulation.

    longer term volunteers have a gorgeous expedition truck or our incredible 1950s vintage caravan.
    folk visiting for the camps will require camping gear.

    all food is provided.
    except chocolate and booze.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Permaculture learning
    Timber framing
    Green building
    Practical skills in gardening forest gardening and wooding. Sometimes green building

  • Help


    We all chip in to do all the jobs that are need done so it's a broad range of activities.

    It's really a lot of fun here.

    You would have your own separate accommodation.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    a beautiful expedition truck. Fully kitted out for couple. we usually eat together in the evenings. There are also caravans.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have 15 acres with some lovely park ups. My partner also is great with welding and mechanics if you need advise or to fix something in your spare time.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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