Looking for help with outdoor tasks on a croft in NW Sutherland, Scotland

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  • Description

    Description

    We work a croft in NW Sutherland- not far from Durness and Cape Wrath. We have just finished planting 6000 broadleaf trees and are currently building a house. We have a polytunnel, productive, and keep poultry and an assortment of interesting cats and dogs, There is a lot of upkeep on the ground, to allow the saplings to grow, We have had quite a few people from around the world to stay and they seem to have enjoyed the experience- we certainly enjoyed meeting them and learning about their travels. We try to be eco friendly and tend to do a lot of recycling. We are never short of tasks, one task seems to breed another! The country side around us is wild but famously lovely, no shortage of mountains and spectacular beaches. Also much in the way of wildlife, that makes the poultry keeping quite a challenge.
    For the next year we expect quite a bit of upheaval so the accommodation and catering might not reach the previous standards- but for those looking to experience a more sustainable, independent and natural way of life we can offer basic facilities for the time being in exchange for a helping hand here and there.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    S’occuper des animaux

  • 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

    We are well travelled and have wide interests. We have boats though recently not much time to sail them! Living here they can learn about remote living, the natural environment, climate and landscape.

  • Aide

    Aide

    Outdoor tasks, tree and fence maintenance, veg/flower growing, animal care.

  • Langues parlées

    German: Courant
    English: Courant
    French: Courant
    Gaelic (Scottish): Intermédiaire
    Russian: Intermédiaire
    Spanish: Débutant
    Italian: Débutant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Caravan, with power and wifi. Use of cabin and hot tub. Some meals provided, some self catering needed due to ongoing house build.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Good restaurant within walking distance. Excellent carry out curries from neighbouring croft. Village of Kinlochbervie, nearby, has fuel, PO, two general merchants, hotel, two gift shops, medical centre, fire station, schools, churches and large port. Public transport is limited. I can pick up from rail head at Lairg if necessary. Bikes are available here. The screen machine visits monthly with the latest films. I have been involved with local choirs and am currently engaged in an art project with a local museum. We are volunteer drivers for the community bus and I teach on supply for local schools from time to time. We keep busy and are fairly self sufficient. The animals provide much entertainment! We have internet and catch-up TV. There is much of interest to lovers of the great outdoors in the in the area.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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






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