We are a family of three living in a beautiful Co. Limerick, Ireland. That is, me, Grace & my two sons aged 17 years & 13 years. We have a 1.5 acre property set in rich agricultural countryside.
I hosted Workaway volunteers in 2015 & it was a great experience.
Our interests include: sport - all kinds, especially rugby & boxing in which the boys are involved; yoga; going to the sea, (only 2 hours away); food & wholefood cooking - I can cater for all diets; hill walking; computer games & programming; Scouting - I am a Scout leader in our local group; & people & life in general.
I recently returned to full time nursing in a Hospice in Limerick. I work 3 to 4 long days each week. As I am at home less, we could do with some help with house work & general outdoor maintenance.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Over the summer, I am looking for help with cutting grass & hedges & weeding. I do not use any pesticides or chemicals, so there is a lot of hand weeding to do. I need my wood shed to be tidied up for the winter. I also need the windows cleaned & re-varnished. If the weather is bad & not suitable for outside work, I have indoor painting work to do. If willing, we would also love some language practice with a French or Spanish speaker.
Indoors, I need help with general housework - vacuuming, dusting & ironing & cooking some days.
I expect you work to work for 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. Arrangements can be flexible. i will provide your daily meals. On the days I am working, you may have to cook for yourself. You can launder your clothes - but no tumble drier, sorry.
Ideally I would like someone for 3 weeks, from mid June.
If you are not happy with your work or conditions & you wish to leave, I would appreciate if you could give me a few days notice. Similarly, if I feel that you are not suitable as a volunteer, I will give you notice to leave.
You will have your own bedroom & bathroom. Our home is a renovated farmhouse & is comfortable & spacious. There is free WiFi, but please bring your own device.
We live within 30 minutes drive of the Galtee mountains & the beautiful Glen of Aherlow which is very popular for walking & climbing. We are also close to the Ballyhoura Mountains where there is mountain-bike trails. I would be happy to drive you if you wish. Within the general area there is also pony trekking centers, golf clubs, horse racing tracks & more. We are located approximately 30 minutes drive from Limerick City & 15 minutes drive from Tipperary town & there is a regular bus service. Limerick Junction train station is only 10 mins drive away, which is on the main Cork-Dublin rail line. Dublin is 1.5 hours by rail.
The roads around our home are quiet & great for walking or cycling - we have bicycles that you can borrow. It is light up until 22:00 in summer, so it is nice to get out in the evening.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
I hope you will enjoy sharing our home & family life & our beautiful area. You will have plenty time & space to relax. I am happy to help you plan any trips you want to do in Ireland.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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