Organic croft with sheep, hens, cattle, ecobuild in Scotland, UK


United Kingdom

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    Situated near Nairn, close to Inverness and Loch Ness in a beautiful hidden glen, we live on a 57ha croft with improved grass, rough grazing, wetland & birch woods. There are 20 ewes, 35 lambs, 60 hens and grazing cattle plus vegetable garden, polytunnel, orchard & building projects. Excellent wildlife habitat with ponds, flowers, birds & animals. Holiday homes provide main income. Following an agricultural degree and 21 years managing a dairy farm we moved towards self-sufficiency on our own croft in 1996. Interests include dancing, making mandalas, hill walking, eco building, anti GM campaigning djembe drumming and cooking meals from home grown produce. We are looking for volunteer helpers for stays of 4-12 weeks, but ONLY ONE AT A TIME. Beginners welcome, enthusiasm and no smoking is all we ask - we will teach the rest, even English! Please check our calendar. Beautiful holiday homes for non-working paying guests. Thanks for your interest in us, best wishes Peter & Thérèse.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about self sufficient living using organic principles (we are Soil Association growers), cooking from basic raw organic foods mostly grown here, Scottish traditional culture, loving the beauty of nature.

  • Help


    The Help we need is very varied from feeding and caring for livestock, gardening, property maintenance, holiday home cleaning, cooking.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will live with us, in our house, as one of the family. We only take one helper at a time for a minimum stay of three weeks, but many stay longer. The help is varied, beginners are welcome, enthusiasm is all we ask - we will teach the rest.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have much info about the area on our website, so once you apply you will get access to this. Two days off a week. Non-working, paying guests in lodge, chalet or caravan.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    5 hours, 5 days a week

Croft in foreground, Nairn and Moray Firth behind.
Thérèse loves making mandalas.
Quads are not common, but we have 35 lambs a year.
Mandala, but only 'till the tide comes in.
The loch in autumn.
Muskus family.
Our croft.

Host ref number: 8863825444a3