Help on our family farm on the Isle of Mull, UK

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United Kingdom

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    19/01/2022

  • paid opportunity

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family run dairy farm on the Isle of Mull, milking our own herd of 130 dairy cows and turning all of our milk into cheese. We are a busy place with lots going on, including a small pig enterprise where we produce pork for local outlets, we also have 4 an onsite farm shop and cafe which is open seasonally when the island is busier with tourists. Our cheese is produced to a high standard and we take pride in that the whole process, from start to finish, breeding our own animals, milking our own cows, making, maturing and processing of our cheese all happens on our farm here on Mull. Our cheese is sold mainly wholesale throughout the UK and ends up in many speciality cheese shops, delis and farm shops and on the menus of some top class restaurants. We have won many awards throughout the 40 years we have been making cheese and aim to continue producing to a high standard, maintaining our quality milk and happy animals.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    Other than getting to come and spend some time living on our beautiful island we hope workaways will learn about cheese production and life on a working farm. You will get the opportunity to see how we have diversified, with our island location makes us different from many other dairy farms. We also have a cafe open in the summer which becomes a lovely hub for the farm and staff

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    Looking for help on our farm. At the moment we are really needing some help with farm work, and ideally longer term. This included general farm work, building, fixing, mucking out, taking care of livestock including feeding, health care, so someone with farm livestock experience would be ideal. Someone with tractor driving experience would also be amazing to help cart slurry and feed animals. The job would possibly also including some milking of the dairy herd. Looking for a grafter that is not afraid to get stuck in, and can hopefully learn something about dairy farming on our beautiful island!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accomodation would either be a compact flat/tiny house, or a mobile home/caravan, just depending on what is available at the time. The flat is small but relatively modern with a small food prep area, bathroom and bed. Workaways would be expected to provide their own food. You will be paid minimum wage, minus £50 / week rent.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are about a mile outside Tobermory (the main town on Mull), a15 minute walk (down hill) to town and a 20 minute walk (up hill) back from town. There are local taxis available which cost about £3.50 from our farm to town. There are some bus routes on the island which you can catch to visit places such as Calgary beach. There are plenty of beautiful walks on Mull and lots of wildlife to see. The nearest town is Tobermory which has a couple of food/convenience shops, some cafes and restaurants and a couple of pubs.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    40 ish hours a week


Host ref number: 998939486422