There are a few ways that joining us is possible:

Please note that accommodation can be paid for through a combination of £s and or work-exchange on a personal agreement basis. A £-less exchange is possible, though is usually reserved for longer visits.

ANNOUNCEMENT: At the time of writing: July 2022,
we are looking for 3-4 people with these skills or a combination of these skills:
-A handy person. 
Someone who is good at fixing things and building things. There is know how support available, but this person would need to have experience working with tools and project managing.
-An office person. Someone with experience in doing paperwork, emails, excel sheets, social media, PR.
-A website person. Someone with experience in wordpress and woocommerce.
-A kitchen person. Someone with experience in stock managing and taking a lead in cooking. We normally take turns to cook, but this person would manage the system, inspire and help people to select a divers and healthy menu. Vegan cooking skills are helpful.
-Two gardeners, food growers. Training is available, but some experience is essential.

We have a House for rent!
Now there is an opportunity for a family to join our community and rent a house at Rubha Phoil in Armadale, Isle of Skye! This house is just a seven minute walk from the shop, post office and beach. With an open floor-plan, and newly installed floors, shower, and sunroof, this home is best suited for a couple or young family. As members of the Rubha Phoil community, we are looking for people with skills in project management, DIY, or handy skills. There is also potential for interested tenants to create a viable, sustainable, and nature-friendly enterprise here at Rubha Phoil.  Rent can be paid through a combination of £s and hours working within the community. Check out the link below if this sounds like you or someone you know!
click here to learn more

Keep an eye out for our next Village Builders Program: 
We are working hard to get ready for a new Village Builders course, starting Feb-April 2023. If you want to be sure to be a part of it, why not come and help organize it?


An application form (it’s the same for all options, but not needed for short/day visits)

is here. <—- click on this

It is good to know this summery of ‘rules or conduct agreement of the community‘, before you decide to apply to visit or fill in the form.

If you want to know what an average day looks like on Rubha Phoil, this is a nice impression written by Tyler one of our team members:

Ways you can join us:

1: As a full time -short or long term- member of the team and the community

Our preference is to welcome people as full members of our community and team. After all being a community is our long term aim. The community is our home and a community grows best slowly.  There for full members need to stay for at least a month or preferably longer. The integration process into the team on average takes a month as it is a rich learning journey and is a big investment from our part.  Also for you to fully benefit from that experience it is better to stay longer and experience it deeper.

We come to an agreement for a fair exchange. Usually this is an exchange of work in exchange for all normal basic living arrangements. This can be personalised mix. It can be a moneyless exchange, but it doesn’t have to be. Flexibility is a core principle of a Permanent Culture.

Pre-requisites:
Filling in the form and having a conversation so that we can get to know you as best we can so that we can feel safe to welcome you in our home and community.

Having started a nature connection journey and liking it. You can Join our program on the Virtual Village here.

Having an account on the Village to take part in the economy.

Making a personal agreement with the community so that we can assure that both are needs and wants are met as best we can.

2: As paid Staff

At the moment we have jobs/part time positions free for joiners, electricians, website masters, builders, project managers, acorn members, workshop leaders, teachers and much more. Join the Virtual Village to be first in line. Register on the email list on the home page to be first to hear about them.

3: As a Student (Starting again Feb-April 2023)

We welcome individuals, families, small groups to come and have a rich learning experience. This can vary from a few hour workshops to a season long Permanent Culture Village Builders course.
Make sure you’re on our email list to find out what we organise. If you have any desires or dreams or questions about your own needs or desires to learn, get in touch.

Pre-requisites:
Filling in the form and having a conversation so that we can get to know you as best we can so that we can feel safe to welcome you in our home and community.

Having started a nature connection journey and liking it. You can Join our program on the Virtual Village here.

Having an account on the Village to take part in the economy.

4. Shorter than one month visits

We would like to welcome you on a fair exchange basis:

We want to give you what you come for, but we also need to get our work done and pay our bills.

To achieve that, we are trying to live -like we are hard wired to live- as written in our DNA. We estimate that our ancestors, before colonisation destroyed our native culture, would work 4-5 hours each day (28-35 a week)  and fill the rest with play, art, exploring, singing, timelessness, etc. We have found our own modern way to live like that and are really enjoying it. We organise our own lives like that and would expect everyone to join in with this routine.

To calculate that a fair exchange, we created our own circular economy. In which you buy your place in the community for RR40-50 per day per person/all included. You can earn your RR’s by exchanging your labour or other skills or you can exchange them for £’s.  Before your stay, we make a fair exchange agreement that clarified how many £’s you exchange and how many you can earn. Feel free to contact us with a proposal.

We can offer a few choices of beds to sleep in. More info on the Virtual Village.

Pre-requisites:
Filling in the form and having a conversation so that we can get to know you as best we can so that we can feel safe to welcome you in our home and community.

Having started a nature connection journey and liking it. You can Join our program on the Virtual Village here.

Having an account on the Village to take part in the economy.

Making a personal agreement with the community so that we can assure that both are needs and wants are met as best we can.

5: Day/short visits/phone or zoom conversations

For really short visits, we use the principle, that we permanent culture people call: bring a spade. We have enough spades, but it gives an indication of what we propose: We ask from people that we create a fair exchange. We simply are unable to give our time away for free. In practise that means that you’ll need to buy the time from us in RR’s on our Virtual Village where we created our own circular economy. You can buy your time at 20RR per hour. You can earn your RR’s by exchanging your labour or other skills or you can exchange them for £’s. Usually we agree a personal mix match of a fair exchange agreement that suits both of our needs best. Feel free to contact us with a proposal.

You can book on the Virtual Village.

Planting Strawberry plants
Planting Strawberry plants

For a short visit it is not needed to fill in an application form.

You can contact us here.

We are happy to listen to suggestions for another way of a fair exchange too.

Rubha Phoil