we are a small family of homesteaders living in a rural area of Leitrim, Ireland. there is myself, Pearl, and my daughters, Cherry and Summer (almost 10 and 11), along with cats, dogs, geese and chickens, and a hamster. the girls are school going by day and I am at home with the animals, working in the garden, foraging as well as being a vaginal steam therapist and Herbal blend practitioner, and house parent. until recently I was a retreat host, teaching frequency raising practices as well as hosting workshops in foraging for food and medicine, and soap making. this year I am taking time out to build up the gardens for future projects; hence the need for extra help
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
I will share my passion of foraging, making food and medicine with same. you will learn about plants and gardening, as well as how to make nourishing foods from foraged and homegrown plants. on our time off we will visit local places of interest in the northwest of Ireland: lakes, woods, waterfalls, ancient places of interest.
we are a small family of homesteaders looking for extra help to bring into fruition a forest garden, kitchen garden and assistance with general day to day activities such as childcare, foraging for home preserves, sowing and growing fruit and veg. fit and able person required who is happy to work alongside me. as well as working on your own. we have cats, dogs, chickens and geese, and a hamster. suitable candidate should be kind to animals and children, have a love of the outdoors and nature, happy to eat wholesome, vegetarian food.
there is a caravan for guests (which sleeps two people comfortably), a shared compost toilet and shower. we will share lunch and supper together. there will be a tea/coffee station set up in the caravan and you will be provided with foods to take breakfast in the caravan you will stay in. we use only natural domestic and personal cleaning products so you will need to have eco friendly personal care products or be happy to share ours.. you will need your own eco-friendly toothpaste.
there is access to a bicycle if you want to cycle somewhere. we live 6km from the nearest village. I own a large bookshelf of books, which you be able to borrow from, you will be able to use our internet, we live next to a lovely river walk, there is a bus to and from Sligo daily. I go to town once a week (Sligo), so you will be given opportunities to do your own town stuff. we head out into nature often so you will be given the opportunity to enjoy many beautiful places that our locality has to offer. we live a life which has high regard for Mother Earth, we are not religious people but see ourselves as guardians of the Earth and endeavour to live according to nature. we have hosted a number of people to date, that have crossed our path providentially, and made some firm friendships in doing so. all who have stayed with us have left saying they learnt many skills and enjoyed what we have to offer. my daughters (almost 10 and 11) are very outgoing, and will be eager to show you around and interact with you..they still talk about our guests from last year and wish them back! we will work hard when its time to work, but also play hard when its time for play..i will endeavour to make your stay as welcoming and fun as possible. in this regard, I insist on full participation in any chores assigned to you that will assist to make life easy for everyone.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week