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We live in a unique and isolated peninsula on the North West Coast of Scotland, overlooking Skye. We are situated right on the coast with access to a boat and kayaks and some of Scotland's most remote landscape and wildlife. We work together with neighbours to run our crofts and gardens. A newly planted native wood is one of our exciting shared projects. We feel our ventures offer experience of crofting and land management combined with stunning scenery and opportunities to explore the local area and the Isle of Skye. We have a caravan overlooking the sea for our workdays this year and offer warm hospitality. We keep sheep, horses and poultry so can offer the animal lover some great experience of animal care and welfare.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We offer an opportunity to learn about crofting in a remote community. We have local knowledge of the wildlife and the hills, where there is abundant walking and cycling. We would support and encourage outings beyond our area as I work for the NHS in Skye and can arrange trips over there . We have a piper in the family so can offer some traditional music when he is at home!
Working with us requires a willingness to be flexible as tasks change depending on the weather and other factors so planning is often a bit last minute! We mainly seeking help with outdoor tasks of gardening, help with managing pastures and crofting. Help with the livestock is optional. On wet days we would find other projects such as restoring sheds and painting, Help with housekeeping on rainy days is also very welcome.
Depending on our calendar, accommodation will be a caravan, cottage or a shared house. It is important that we chat about the accommodation in advance to ensure everyone is comfortable with the arrangements .It is likely that room sharing will be necessary. We are very flexible about meal preparation and schedules and will offer a mix of family meals and self catering. We are an isolated community with limited amenities so good planning is necessary!
Trips to Skye and other local areas can be arranged. Public transport needs a bit of organisation due to our remoteness!! The local village is small so there isn't a lot of recreational opportunities except enjoying the wonderful scenery and walks. There is a lively local pub and a cafe. There is some lovely history here , ancient brochs and the famous Eilean Donan Castle. You need to be physically fit to make the most of your stay with us, happy to be in quite an isolated part of the world, content with your own company and willing to be flexible and open to last minute changes in schedules.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
workaways with campervans are very welcome but it is important to chat to us about arrangements.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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