Help us work towards self-sufficiency at our seaside cottage on the Isle of Arran, Scotland


United Kingdom

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    *Not available until later summer*

    We are working towards becoming as self sufficient as we can for the future. We are right by the coast with a beautiful view of the Firth, with the village a 10 minute walk down the beach.
    We are all different ages with very mixed backgrounds, but our shared purpose and ethos in life is to provide healing.

    To be clear, we are not self sufficient at all yet, we still have to go to the coop for most of our food. We need help!
    Our plan on the land is to grow lots of food, preserve meat, and make a forest garden, whilst implementing permaculture principles.

    We will not be taking any of these recently developed vaccines and we strongly advise against them. That is our stance on that.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are learning how to set up a permaculture food growing system in a coastal area - learn with us :)

  • Help


    We need help on our for projects, as well as preparing the land (digging, clearing, etc.), maintaining the polytunnels, growing veg.

    Important - We are looking for individuals who have either experience or understanding of living with people carrying trauma.

    We need input at the planning stages too - we need people who have experience and/or ideas about creating a self sufficient small holding (perhaps from other hosts).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange

  • Accommodation


    You will be in the cottage in the double room, sharing a bathroom and kitchen.
    We can provide some breakfast supplies and home cooked dinner. Although we would like help cooking every now and then.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On warm summer nights we like to relax and cook food by the fireside out in the garden.
    Arran is a popular walking destination for tourists. There are many beautiful walking trails, waterfalls, glens, and all kinds of geology.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 896655834828