Eco building project, planting native trees and creating a wild garden in ancient woodland near Tarbert, Scotland, UK

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  • Última atividade: 01/02/2023



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 3 semanas



  • Descrição


    Thirty years ago, I built two large sheds in mature ancient mixed woodland, on the sea, a mile north of Tarbert village on Loch Fyne. Candles, rainwater, and wood provided the basics. Over the years, I have planted thousands of trees in open spaces, left by the areas used for livestock. Five years ago, as the huts composted into the hillside, I decided to come and live here full time and replace / repair, as well as continuing to care for the extensive woodland.

    I have a flock of hilarious bantam hens that hang out in the woodland by day and roost high in a tree house at night. My two cats come on long walks. After years of candles, generators and water from the roof - the hut now has hot and cold water, pumped up from the bottom of the hill and electricity. But there's a long way to go - a green house to invent, another hut to rebuild - eventually. I have a sawmill, digger and dumper and all the tools you could dream of help, but extra pairs of hands managing the woodland, planting trees, creating a wild garden, log collection and hut renovation would be invaluable.

    To this end, I've just bought one neat one-man caravan, and a two man. Not sure what will work best, probably eat lunch together and cook our own dinners (I'll buy all the food). I bake and cook everything from scratch. Sometimes eat our cockerels and venison, but mostly vegetarian. I guess we'll discuss, and find out what suits.

    Anyone eligible for the covid vaccine, must have taken up the offer. Thanks.

    We are not running a business here.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    My woodland is extraordinary. Tree and land management, woodwork etc

    I have a quad bike and flailer which I use to maintain pathways through the newly planted areas of woodland . The ancient woodland is a perfect balance of wild flowers beneath a canopy of oak etc. It's a magical place, but doing everything myself is hard and slow!

  • Ajuda


    Native tree planting and protecting. Tree care. Collecting seedling. Gathering fallen wood from the woodland. Helping with basic DIY. Using a chainsaw, driving a quad would be useful. We are not running a business here.

  • Idiomas

    Francês: Iniciante

  • Acomodação


    Clean, neat two person caravan with deck and views through the woodland to the sea... Also a one man caravan... Workaways must keep things clean and neat. No smoking. We can chat about food... probably share our lunch, maybe the odd evening meal too, but the caravan has full sized cooker, so probably provide veg, etc for self catering. Workaways need to enjoy being independent. I bake sourdough bread or yeasted bread every day, do a power yoga hour every third day (welcome to join in). We have eggs from the hens etc

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Kintyre is a fabulous area for cycling, walking, exploring. Tarbert, a fishing village, is just a mile away. We have a sailing dingy and rubber dingy and lobster/ crab pots.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    There is good wifi, and streaming in both caravans is good. Good mobile coverage.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Any size van should be fine here.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    Would need to discuss, but in principal, yes, well behaved hen/cat friendly pets would be welcome.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?


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    Horas previstas

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

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 271342379295

Comentário (6)


Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (4.5)

Comunicação: (4.6)

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