We are a family of three consisting of Mieke and her mother Ina, both from The Netherlands, and Miekes husband Alan who is Irish. Ina has a small apartment connected to our house, she eats with us in the evenings and spends time both in her own place and in the main house.
Mieke travels quite a bit for work, and so we are looking for (preferably) a Dutch or Flemish speaking person willing to give Ina some support. Having breakfast with her, go for walks, drinking tea and having good conversations. When Mieke is not here it would be nice if you cook as well.
Other jobs would be, helping Alan around the place with small building projects and gardening jobs.
We live in East Clare, close to the beautiful, lakeside village of Mountshannon.
We have two dogs - Florian and Diego, two cats - Mimsy and Charlie and a few chickens.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
You will find a warm welcome with us and hope you will be a part of our family and community during your stay. We prefer to have Skype contact before you arrival to get to know each other a bit better.
Your main task would be `having a nice time with Ina´. It is important that you like elderly people. In the morning you will walk the dogs together with Ina and it would be nice to have breakfast with her too. Once a week Ina goes to a choir and it is nice for her if you join her. More tasks would be, voice practicing with Ina, cook dinner when Mieke isn't home, clean the house and Ina´s room once or twice a week, help Alan with little things around the house and in the garden.
If you are willing to learn new skills that would be perfect! We prefer a minimum stay of a month so you could really experience our daily life and connect with Ina.
English, Dutch, German
You will have your own room in the house and we share the bathroom.
Mountshannon is famous for it's Sea Eagles, and Holy Island. Further away, there is the wonderful West Coast of Ireland with its beaches and The Cliffs of Moher. Limerick and Galway are both around 1 hour by car. We are willing to show you the surrounding or bring you to the bus-stop so you can travel a bit.
You will be part of our family so you can join us when we go to the pub, a party, a movie night or other nice activities if you like!
We can also help you to find some friends in the area.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week