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Farm West Dunbartonshire Council, United Kingdom

4 reviews4

Looking for an animal lover/plant enthusiast to care for natural life

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Expand your environmental consciousness
3 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Learn about sustainability
2 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

We're looking for an open-minded, friendly, hardy all rounder who enjoys all weathers. If you are a non-smoker, versatile and have a cheerful personality you can come learn about growing, maintaining the animal housing, cooking for the group, chopping wood, and all self-sufficiency tasks.

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  • Fluent English
  • Over 18 years old
  • European Union Passport
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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4 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

3 Developing environmental awareness

2 Learning about sustainability

2 Get in touch with nature



Unfortunately I had to leave after 3 nights. Echo was lovely, and I enjoyed the farm work, but the living conditions weren't very good at the time of my stay. The hut I was given to sleep in was mouldy, as well as some of the bedding. The hot water wasn't working well and the kitchen sink was having problems so I had to wash our dishes in the sink. There were also concerns about a rat infestation. I think if these problems were fixed the farm would have been a nice stay.

2 months ago



My stay at Kennels Cottage was truly a treat! Mary is a great host, who treats you like one of her own children! Very loving, comforting and always with a great story in her backhand at lunchtime! I enjoyed my stay very much, learned a lot about nature, organic growing, working with animals and to get in touch with the beauty of scotland! The work can get demanding and a little bit muddy, but that's what working on a farm is all about, isn't it? 😊
I can recommend her farm without hesitation and would love for you guys to experience, what I was able to experience!

6 months ago

United Kingdom


They made my stay happy and l had a lovely time

7 months ago

South Africa


Kennels Cottage is a wonderful experience. I was there just over a month, tending goats, gardening with Echo, and feeding the cats and ducks in the evenings. Altogether the work is varied and interesting and deeply rewarding. Echo has a great deal of experience in life and farming to impart to her volunteers, and throughout my stay she was gracious and accommodating. It is a model farm of its kind, despite the pandemic and its challenges, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. My warmest regards to you both, Echo and Albert. Thank you again!

11 months ago

Mary replied

Thierry proved to be a great volunteer: generous with his time, thoughtful towards others and kind to the animals. He came warmly recommended by a previous host and we were not disappointed. He carefully and honourably carried out all his promised tasks and then, several times a week as an extra, enthusiastically joined in the work other people were doing with me, adding strength, hard graft and interest which added to everyone's enjoyment. I could trust him with the animals requirements and to keep to the times he said.Everyone here liked him and we would welcome him back here any time.

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