Barn restoration using traditional and ecological building skills near Loch Ness, Scotland

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  • Description

    Description

    I have a long-running project restoring a 200+ year old stone barn using lime mortar and clay. This year the roof is being built from local timber (Douglas fir and larch) which should be fun and give opportunity to learn new skills. I’m taking time off my PhD and a few friends are helping though the summer months. Afew extra hands would be great to help with the roof and repoint walls.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Set in a scenic hill top location with 360 degree views of the Highlands and in easy cycling distance from Loch Ness, the location is ideal to visit as a traveller, meet local people and experience the Highland crofting way of life.

  • Help

    Help

    Helpers will learn traditional and building skills such as repointing stonework and timber framing.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is in a newly converted old barn which is well insulated and comfortable. Washing and cooking facilities are provided in the adjacent farmhouse.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Would appreciate volunteers keen to learn and fun to work with as well as seasoned builders.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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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