Smallholding on the Isle of Great Bernera, Connected by a bridge to the Isle of Lewis on the Western Isles. UK

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  2023 

 Séjour min. souhaité : Au moins une semaine

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  • Description

    Description

    (Small holding) on the Isle of Great Bernera, Connected by a bridge to the Isle of Lewis on the Western Isles. A very beautiful part of the world but wet, windy and wild.
    We have 11 sheep, 2 Angora goats and 2 pet Highland cows.
    In May we cut peats, June lift and stack them. There is animal work, digging ditches, working at the peats, helping at shearing, digging up rushes, gathering seaweed, helping fencing, possibly re-thatching this year etc, mostly all hard physical work. So please be prepared for that, if you wish to come. However, there are outside painting jobs sometimes, which are not so hard work!
    In exchange is a magnificent location on the sea, in peace and quiet, your own room. (There are 2 rooms, one double and a single.
    A shower, clothes washed for you and all (vegetarian) meals, rare boat trips, 2 free days a week, limited Wi-Fi (due to our location on an island). Jollies to traditional music nights, visits to local SSSI's and joining in with the family activities. There is abundant bird life including Eagles, mergansers and rapters. Astonishing stone circles all around the sea loch in which is situated the isle of Bernera.
    We don’t take people all year round because of the severe weather conditions in November, December, January, February, and are mostly too busy in July and August. But are always interested to meet different folk and prefer a 2 week stay. Thank you.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    A very beautiful part of the world where we live. We offer Jollies to traditional music nights, visits to local SSSI's and joining in with the family activities.
    John is heavily involved in the efforts of the Community to buy out the Island from a foreign landlord.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We need independent folk to come and help with heavy croft work for about 5 hours a day, with 2 days off a week.
    In May we cut peats, June lift and stack them. There is animal work, digging ditches, working at the peats, helping at shearing, digging up rushes, gathering seaweed, helping fencing, possibly re-thatching this year etc, mostly all hard physical work. So please be prepared for that, if you wish to come. However, there are outside painting jobs sometimes, which are not so hard work!

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Allemand: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    You will have your own room. (There are 2 rooms, one double and a single).
    A shower, clothes washed for you and all (vegetarian) meals, limited Wi-Fi (due to our location on an island).

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There is abundant bird life including Eagles, mergansers and rapters. Astonishing stone circles and Norse mills all around the sea loch in which is situated the isle of Bernera, an Iron age house on a nearby beach and an excellent museum in the community center. These can be easily accessed as there is a very good bus service.
    We hope that helpers will be willing and able to work occasionally on their own and to be part of our family while they are with us.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 348835497766

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