Hello Workawayers! We are looking for help in our little oasis of a garden, hidden away in the hills of Kerry. I'm from Brittany in France but I've lived in this house in the hills of southwest Ireland with my husband Gerry for nearly 40 years. Our home is located on the side of Mangerton mountain and it overlooks the valley. We live quite far from any town! Gerry has worked in the renewable energy sector for many years and our son Samuel, who's a photographer, also lives with us so there's always someone around (including at times many grandchildren!). It's a truly beautiful place and it would particularly suit anyone who likes hiking. We look forward to anyone who would like spend some time with us having good chats, learning some things about gardening and also getting a chance to explore this beautiful countryside.
Help in the house
As already mentioned there's an opportunity to learn about lots of different types of gardening. Gerry, my husband, has been working in the renewable energy sector for years and enjoys nothing more than explaining how it all works.
We mostly need help in our large garden. We need people for periods up to 2 weeks. This work would entail helping me with some of the more physically demanding jobs such as lawn mowing and hedge trimming. But also at the busiest times of the year, I need help transplanting and preparing different beds for all the different plants. For this reason, I think it would be best if the workawayers have an interest in learning about organic gardening, otherwise it might be a little boring for them.
French, English, Italian, German
You will have your own room in our home. As for food, the meals will be all vegetarian unless we get a chance to have a barbeque! There will be 3 meals a day and as we normally always eat together, this would make the most sense but in case you are not present for the meal (as in if its your day off), you will be more than welcome to prepare food at any time, the most important is to feel at home here!
As for activities, there is a lot of hiking to do in the immediate vicinity of the house. Otherwise, there is many beautiful sights and charming towns around here. There is often one of us driving into town and so lifts can be provided but please be aware that if you don't have your own transport, we are at least 15km from the nearest town that people often visit and so you will be reliant on one of us being free to drop you in, that or you can walk and then hitchhike quite easily. As for your days off, we would obviously be delighted to drive you around to explore! There is a lot of music being played and we know many musicians that play all the time in the summertime.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week