We need help clearing & breathing life back into this amazing property. More hands are needed in many areas!!...Munster, Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    Ok!...We moved here beginning of February and have not stopped fo the last since...so much to do and only 2 & 1/2 hands...20 x 40 sand arena, stables, turnout area for DIY stabling just finished and lots of fencing... House at the beginning of being restored and Coach houses & walled garden next.
    We have horses & dogs...
    I am a qualified riding instructor, graphic designer, artist, photographer, Offline Film challenge actor, have a shop in Durrow, etc... my partner Henry has a passion for DIY, music and art.
    If you like diversity great...come and join us with your skills & we will exchange ideas...

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Jardinage
    Construction
    Entretien / Bricolage
    Aide à la ferme
    Eco-volontariat
    Aide avec les animaux
    Aide informatique / Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It is an early Georgian house adjacent to the second oldest monastic settlement in Ireland & near Birr a Georgian heritage town with Birr Castle gardens and science centre.
    A household of art, music, horses, dogs, travel, and many other interests...

  • Help

    Help

    (built 1780) is set on 12.5 acres between Roscrea and Birr town. There is much to be done as the house and land, outbuildings etc have been neglected for many years!! Since moving here in February this year we have not stopped...clearing & breathing life back into this amazing property. More hands are needed in many areas!!...
    We have begun restoring the walled garden and unearthing the hidden paths, beds & fruit trees...the wall has fallen & needs to be repaired...the beds planted...the fruit trees pruned...the garden gate restored etc.
    The 2 acre wood needs fallen wood & old sheep wire removed.
    The pond is overgrown with weeds etc...
    There are Coach houses in the yard which need to be reroofed & flooring put in...
    Primarily we need someone with building skills to help reroof the courtyard buildings and put in new floors...secondly we need a stone mason for the wall repairs...thirdly someone with lime mortar skills for the interiors...and all the windows need restoring.
    As it is an old property skilled and experienced people are essential...

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some French & Dutch

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Own double room on first floor in main house with own shower rom on the ground floor.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Time off?...depending on your interests we will make sure to help you enjoy your stay...
    There is a good bus service from Roscrea to Dublin & Limerick...also train.
    Buses to Galway from Birr & Limerick...
    Music session locally on the weekend & on Thursday at the famous "Jim of the Mills"...late session...
    Kilkenny & Galway always plenty of events...

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week





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