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Isle of Jura
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.9
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 89959
Country: Scotland

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Last Updated: January 20, 2019

***Recent work - This week we have been clearing rushes to create space for a small veggie garden. Work to be done right now includes helping create raised beds, ditching, more clearing of rushes, clearing paths and maybe some fencing.***


We have a 12 acre croft situated in the main village of Craighouse on the beautiful Isle of Jura. The island is home to about 230 people and we're lucky to be part of a great community here.

The land has never been productively used (it was only created as a croft 10 years ago) and is currently a mix of woodland and rough ground.

There is a lot of potential for the land but initially we need help clearing rushes and bracken to create space for a veg garden, digging ditches, mending tracks and cutting wood. People with chainsaw / coppicing experience or the ability to use large, petrol strimmers / weed whackers particularly welcome.

We will also be looking to paint the outside of the house this spring, when the weather allows. In really bad weather, when it is impossible to do any outside work, you may be asked to work on indoor maintenance and help with housework.

Accommodation will either be in the main house or in the adjacent caravan, depending on availability. The caravan has a heating and electricity and kettle and toaster, with access to the downstairs bathroom in the house just 10m away.

Although we are quite remote, it is relatively straight forward to get to us by public transport (1 bus and 2 ferries from Glasgow) at a cost of about 30. We will send full information how to get to us once a stay is agreed.

We are an open and inclusive household welcoming people regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexuality or identity. We're looking for volunteers with the same mindset.

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