Help us be self-sufficient on the Isle of Skye, UK

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  • Activité récente: 24 mars 2023




  • Description


    We live on a small croft in the second largest village on the Isle of Skye. We have lived here since 2003, starting from scratch to set up a vegetable, fruit and flower garden. We grow all our vegetables in a polytunnel, using organic methods of fertilization and pest control. These are for our own use and we try to preserve some for the winter if we can. We do not produce enough of anything to sell.

    We have soft fruit bushes such as currants, gooseberries and blueberries and a small orchard of mostly apple and plum trees. The croft of about 2 acres has been planted with native trees. The main tasks would be help with shrub and hedge pruning, clearing ditches, path building, weeding and general maintenance. We have bikes which you are welcome to borrow to explore the rest of the island. There are buses to and around the island. This is a great place for walking, climbing and boat trips. Accommodation is in an en-suite room in the house.

    Although we let out one room for bed and breakfast at weekends in the summer, you would not be involved in helping with this. All of the help we need is outdoors.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Entretien général
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    There are sometimes opportunities to attend live music events, plays and films. Skye is home to the Scotland's Gaelic College which often has live performances (subject to Covid restrictions.)

  • Aide


    We need help with hedge trimming, clearing ditches before the winter rains, continuing to create a path up the croft, pruning shrubs and bushes, clearing away tree branches, digging out brambles and weeding the polytunnel. All for our own kitchen only.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Débutant
    Gaelic (Scottish): Débutant

  • Hébergement


    Accommodation is in an en-suite room. We try to use as much of our own produce as possible. We have our main meal in the evening.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There is lots to see and do on Skye. It is a walkers' and climbers' paradise and there are local buses to take you around. We can lend bikes too.

  • 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

    We have space for a campervan or small motorhome.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 375711278541

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