Back to nature on the West Coast of Scotland, UK

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  2021 

 Séjour min. souhaité : Un mois ou plus

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  • Description

    Description

    We are in restoring 4 acres of Formal Victorian Rhododendron and Woodland garden back to nature. Our wild flower meadow, native Scots pine and 300 yr old Oak tree will be your companions on this journey. The place is very special and overlooks Loch Fyne, hidden beneath the overgrown spaces are pathways built by a Victorian botanist who designed the garden which hosts the original well which supplied fresh water to this village. We intend to enhance our biodiversity and study the land, working against invasive non-native species and eventually increasing our sustainability, through an organic approach to growing food or maybe getting some honey bees. We are neither professional environmentalists, builders or gardeners and we are not perfectionist. The restoration has to wait as family life comes first. We intend to have fun recreating this great space and working together with whomever comes along to lend a hand, to teach, to learn and most importantly, to take this journey together. Its going to take time and we have already met some great people through workaway, its fun but be prepared to help physically and be sure to like kids and dogs as they feature heavily here!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Enseignement
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Island hoping, host of local wildlife experiences, access to sailing and water activities. Volunteer with outdoor education setting if this experience is useful. Happy to engage with simultaneous language learning and teaching. We are currently inviting people from Nov 2021. Applications from Workawayers for Spring/Summer 2022 invited. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We are generally looking to host Workaway(s) to stay with us n a lovely fishing village in Argyll, Scotland. We would like some help with the restoration of our garden as we farm wood, maintain paths or tackle invasive plants, always learning as we go! We will tackle non-native species and invasive plants on the land, chop wood, burn garden waste and generally complete whatever mini-project is under way. Perhaps constructing planters, planting up raised beds, dry stone walling, painting or building a compost tower or an environmentally friendly shower!!! The list is endless and you will not be without interesting and engaging tasks during your volunteer time.
    Everyone takes a turn to participate to keep us all fed and watered, perhaps picking up groceries or taking out recycling and composting food waste.
    Our children are often very involved and will sometimes work with us.
    The helping pattern will be determined and set together, and we assure Workawayers that we operate on mutual respect and trust! No volunteer will be asked or expected to help more than 4/5 hours in any day and will have at least 2 spare days every week to discover this amazing landscape and enjoy the legendary Argyll hospitality! We will share with you our knowledge to best enable you to enjoy your time off.
    We are in contact and regularly collaborate with other local projects so there will likely be opportunities to connect to other local and international volunteers and our local community networks.
    Minimum stay is 4 weeks as it takes time to accept and settle new workawayers as part of our family. Normally we get the best out of our journey when we have 6 week workaway experiences.
    Looking for workaways for Autimn and winter 2020! Please apply early.

    Nicky

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
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  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Your accommodation will be either in the garden bunkhouse, its pretty off grid with log burner and composting tiolet but it has mains electricity, double bed, bunk beds, mini kitchen, outdoor sink and a mobile phone signal most of the time . If you choose a campervan (or under canvas is also possible during summer months) You may be accommodated on a sailing boat in the harbour on mooring in harbour whete wifi, electricity and modern showers are available. It depends on who is on the team and how we can allocate the living space. You will be offered a working lunch of soup/bread/fruit/pasta/rice/baking. We don't work every day and go with the weather and the people making sure we have lots of time to enjoy the surroundings.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Bikes, buses and island ferry hopping are all easily accessible here. Some tourists do 5 Island expeditions seeing the Southern Hebrides and the Island of Arran over a few days. Slightly further (an hour or so) is Oban which is known as the Gateway to the Islands!

  • 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

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