Projet d'éco-construction dans les Highlands en Écosse

Country

Royaume-Uni

mis à jour  

Enregistré comme favori 1261 fois


  • rating

    Évaluation d'hôte

  • feedbacks

    Feedback

    41  

  • last activity

    Activité récente

    23.05.2020

  • facebook friends

    Nombre d'amis Facebook

    233

  • Last email replied

    Taux de réponse

    100.0 %

  • Last email replied

    Délai de réponse moyen :

    ≤ 1 jour

  • Badges

    Top Host
    Facebook verified
 
  2020 

 Séjour min. souhaité : Au moins 2 semaines

J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
  • Description

    Description

    Hi Workawayers,

    PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE COVID19 PANDEMIC WE HAVE RELUCTANTLY DECIDED TO SUSPEND OUR VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME UNTIL THE SITUATION BECOMES CLEARER. HOWEVER, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN A PLACEMENT WITH US AT A FUTURE DATE.

    We are Jim and Saddhavati. We live in a beautiful wooded glen (valley) near a village called Spinningdale about 50 miles (80 km.) north of Inverness in the northern Scottish Highlands, where we have a six acre (2.4 hectare) former croft (a "croft" is a traditional small Highland farmstead), surrounded by 1700 acres (700 hectares) of stunning natural woodland belonging to a conservation body called The Woodland Trust. We help look after the woods as Voluntary Wardens.

    Jim is an environmental scientist with a particular interest in ecological design and sustainable building using natural materials. Saddhavati is an artist and teacher.

    We are nearing completion of our "natural" home - a "passive solar" design based around a post and beam timber frame, with "breathing" external walls clad with untreated larch and a living green roof, insulated throughout with hemp fibre and sheep's wool.

    The internal walls are built from unfired clay bricks rendered with clay and lime plaster. The ground floor is a limecrete slab overlaid with stone and terracotta floor tiles. Upstairs the flooring is made from recycled wood. The energy systems include a wood-fired, Finnish-style masonry heater, underfloor heating, solar panels and a thermal store.

  • Type d'aide

    Type d'aide

    Jardinage
    Construction
    Entretien / Bricolage
    Eco-volontariat

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We live in a beautiful rural area with lovely woodland walks. Volunteers will have an opportunity to learn and/or practise natural building or gardening skills. We also try to share our knowledge of the culture, history and traditions of the Scottish Highlands.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We are looking for help from April onwards. Ideally we are looking for volunteers with some previous building experience,especially in carpentry or wood machining, however we would consider volunteers with limited experience who wish to learn more about natural building. We also need help with other routine tasks such as gardening, grass-cutting, chopping firewood, and generally helping around the house etc.

  • Langues parlées

    Langues parlées

    English

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Our volunteer accommodation is in a building separate from the main house, with its own toilet/shower room and a small kitchen. There is Wi-Fi access. We have a large workshop building, fully-equipped with a wide range of woodworking machinery.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We are a vegetarian, non-smoking household. Please do not apply for a placement if you smoke.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de deux

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

    25h / 2 days off max

Ce sont des évaluations supplémentaires en option lorsque les membres laissent un feedback. La note moyenne pour chaque option est affichée.

Exactitude du profil: (5.0)

Échange culturel: (5.0)

Communication: (5.0)

























N° de référence hôte : 000000000228