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19 Amazing Free Places To Stay In Scotland If You're Broke AF

Fancy staying at an organic brewery, a wildlife sanctuary, or a mountain bothy? Well you can, and it won't cost you a penny. H/T WWOOF and HelpX.

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6. Corrary Farm, Glenelg.

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This beautiful little farm is situated in a quiet glen. They grow organic vegetables, as well as selling coffee and snacks from a vintage Showman's wagon. Visitors take turns running the wee coffee shop in return for free accommodation.

7. Blair Castle, Perthshire.

Keeping a huge country estate running isn't easy, so the owners of this amazing 12th-century castle offer free bed and board to anyone who's willing to help out with various tasks, like repairing fences or marshalling at their horse events.


9. Transition Turriefield, Sandness, Shetland.


The owners of this organic business run Britain's most northerly veg box scheme from a 50-acre croft situated in the far west mainland of Shetland. They need helpers to pack the boxes and help with their 90 hens in return for a free bed.

12. Chisholme House, Hawick.

This amazing 187-acre estate and stately home in the Scottish Borders is home to an organic garden and is run as a retreat and education centre. Visitors can stay for free in return for help with cooking, dry stone walling, and tree planting.


13. Attadale House and Gardens, Wester Ross. / Creative Commons

This gorgeous house and country estate has a huge garden that's open to the public, plus four holiday cottages. If you help the owners with various tasks, you get a cottage of your own, lifts to the local shops, and a free bike to use.

16. Dalreoch Farm Estate, Amulree, South Ayrshire.

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Irish entrepreneur Tam O'Braan set up Scotland's very first ever tea plantation, and now the tea is sold in Fortnum and Mason. Tam is happy to let people stay on the Estate for free in a cottage if they lend a hand with tea-related tasks.

17. The Green House, Glenelg.

The owners of this adorable holiday cottage need help with its upkeep, and in return you can stay with them. It's built on a hill overlooking the sea to the Isle of Skye, and also looks down the Sound of Sleat to Ardnamurchan Point.

18. This croft on the Isle of Lewis. / Creative Commons

The couple who run this 21-acre croft on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis need some help with tree planting. In return, you can stay there for free. More info here.

19. The Lookout Bothy, Rubha Hunish, Isle of Skye.

This truly fantastic wooden bothy is a former coastguard watch station with 360° views. Sure, it might be a wee bit draughty, but with a view like this you'll never, ever want to leave. And as it's free, you don't really need to.


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