Lochawe Forest Cabins

Here we live in Beautiful Dalavich Village on the shore of Loch Awe. Our nearest town is Oban. Here we have a small family business looking after a Cabin/Holiday site. The area is truly beautiful and there are plenty of hiking opportunities. I have included some pictures of the area and also a video with drone footage of Dalavich made by a volunteer! There are also pictures of our dog Hamish, Chris (my right hand man) and myself. We also have one lady Arianna staying who used to be a volunteer with us and decided to stay long term. She also has a dog named Juno and we have two cats. They are all very friendly, even Arianna :-D.

You will be treated with the respect you give here. In Dalavich, the people are very laid back and friendly mostly. It is very rural life but amazing. You will see the real Scotland here. In the house you will share a room possibly with another workaway, but have your own bed. We have a shared kitchen and bathroom here. Mostly we take turns to cook the evening meal, trying to sample food from other countries, just don't put too many herbs for Irene ;-). You help yourself, within reason, to breakfast and lunch in the morning, then we sit down together for the evening meal. Most of the help we need here is general housework, gardening, walking the dogs, and other minor DIY jobs around the house and holiday site. Usually you will be finished work around 1500 after starting at 0930/1000 (depending on when customers check out).


Reviews

5.0
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Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

Brazil

5

Dalavich is beautiful and the people are very friendly. The work is not difficult and the cities around it are charming. I thank everyone for the teachings and patience with me and you can be sure I will never forget this experience that entered the best moments of my life. I will miss everyone and the lovely dogs. God bless them!

22 days ago


Irene replied

Thank you Marianna
The dogs will miss you also. Hopefully you can come back again. Welcome
Anytime

Brazil

5

My second time at Mrs. Irene home. It was a great pleasure to be there again. We get along great, just like I got along with her right handman, Chris.
About the work it's something simple: cleaning cabins and changing some sheets. It starts at 10am and goes until 1:30pm~2pm. After that we got lunch time and get back to some laps with her dogs.
The beginning is difficult as usual as we have the time difference which affects me badly.
A PS for people that never heard about scottish people: don't be late, do your duty and try to understand their accent.
Dalavich is my second home.

8 months ago

Brazil

5

This was my first volunteer experience and it was just wonderful. Irene is an amazing person, friendly, respectful and welcoming. She made me feel at home. Irene's friends are so nice and sociable too. The work isn't hard and walk the dogs is just perfect if you enjoy nature... There are a lot of beautiful paths nearby, you can easily see the falls or the loch. I highly recommend this experience. Thanks for eveything Irene, Georgia and Lauren, I really appreciate the time that I've spend with you. And a special kiss to Iona, one of the most lovely kids I've ever met <3

almost 2 years ago

Argentina

5

Irene is an incredible host and she makes you feel at home from the second you arrive. The work isn’t hard nor time consuming, so it gives you plenty of free time to go out on hikes with Malky and Hamish (two lovely dogs). You’re able to travel to Oban by bus and from there you can take the ferrie to any of the islands. This was my first experience as a volunteer, and it was excellent. Everyone in the village is so friendly and are always willing to help out or just have a chat with you. Thank you SO MUCH Irene, Georgia, Lauren and everyone I got to know in Dalavich for an amazing experience!

about 2 years ago

Brazil

5

This place is amazing, Irene is a lovely woman that cooks very well and run greats cabins in a awesome village to breath in the nature. Walking with the dogs was the best part of volunteer in Dalavich. The tasks in the cabins were good, I did a lot of gardening (because of coronavirus lockdown) and Irene was helpfull and patient in this moment. I appreciate each day in this place and hope to comeback one day.

over 2 years ago


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