Live in our marsh cabin and help with gardening and other projects in rural Galloway, Scotland, UK


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  • Descripción


    We live on 4.2 acres of mixed woodland, water and marsh in Galloway, surrounded by sheep fields and looking onto the southern uplands. We are a human couple, a dog and a cat, plus deer, foxes, moorhens, buzzards and toads. We grow as much organic food as we can in our vegetable beds, large greenhouse and fruit cage, pick and preserve fruit from the trees and enjoy seasonal foraging. We have an ornamental garden which needs some maintenance, and are currently designing a new section of garden.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We have backgrounds in politics, journalism and fiction writing and enjoy sharing creative ideas. We have both traveled extensively and have experience teaching English abroad. We’d love to exchange language skills. One of us is a keen cook, who would be happy to share skills with anyone interested.

  • Ayuda


    We would love to host people who are enthusiastic about gardening and the natural world, and would enjoy sharing our skills with them.

    Tasks include weeding, strimming, firewood preparation, making compost, mulching, pruning, planting and harvesting.

    They may also include activities such as planting trees, building raised beds, rebuilding garden walls or doing some joinery, depending on your skills and preferences and whatever projects are underway during your stay.
    We all share household chores.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Árabe: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Español: Principiante
    Turco: Principiante
    Urdu: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    We both have experience of teaching English abroad and would love to help you improve your language skills. We'd also like to improve our language skills.

  • Alojamiento


    You would stay in the marsh cabin, designed and built by Will Greensmith. Surrounded by reeds, willows and birds, the cabin sits on a platform supported by alder stilts, and is built of larch and plastered inside with clay. It’s heated by a wood stove.
    The cabin would be ideal for a couple.
    The cabin has a solar power system to run a light/charge a phone.
    Until the compost toilet is ready (soon…) you would use the bathroom in the main house.
    There isn't internet connection in the cabin but you can use the internet in the main house.
    All food (of a high standard) is provided and we like to eat our meals together.

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    Although we’re half a mile from our nearest neighbor, we are part of a lively rural community which always includes several Workaway volunteers. Virus-permitting, there will be fireside gatherings, parties and picnics. Cultural events happen at the Catstrand in New Galloway, at the Dalry village hall, or in Castle Douglas. There are endless opportunities for hill walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching in the area.
    We can pick you up from the nearest train station, at Dumfries or Lockerbie. Or you could take a bus to Castle Douglas. Lifts can be arranged to nearby towns.

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    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

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

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Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (5.0)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 362734767466