Host is looking for help immediately
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Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer: mindestens 1 Monat oder mehr
21/3/23. We are currently looking for a single farm loving person from mid-April to help out with the last of the calving season.
We are living on a biodiverse mixed farm just one hour by bus from Dublin in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains in (South) Co Kildare. We are a big close family although our kids have all left home now. Normally though, it's just Karl and I along with dogs, cats, hens and cattle.
Our aim on the farm is to marry together our sustainability goals with successful farming. With that in mind, we dedicate large areas of the farm to bee-friendly pastures, ponds and hedgerows for bird-life. We minimise the use of sprays and inputs in our farming, and encourage biodiversity wherever we can in small and large corners around the farm whether its through allowing thistles along fencing or establishing wildflower meadows in corner. We have several interesting projects on the farm, including a moth survey, flora and fauna survey, solitary bee habitats, an attempt to re-establish owls on the grounds and regular bat walks.
Our agricultural industries are sustainable dairy, tillage and forestry, and we farm from a historic 18th century house and garden which is open to the public (in a non-commercial way) for some parts of the year. We live just outside the village of Moone. We have a tennis court, lovely farm walks, bicycles. A couple of km away is the 11th century Kilkea Castle, home to the Dukes of Leinster. A great cycle for the day takes you on a tour of Round Towers and High Crosses, or perhaps take the bus to Dublin or Kilkenny (one of the smallest cities you'll ever see!). The peaceful monastic mountain retreat of Glendalough is 45 minutes by car.
Arten von Hilfe und LernmöglichkeitenGartenarbeitenHeimwerker- und BauarbeitenBetreuung von TierenMithilfe auf einem BauernhofHandwerkliche Arbeiten
UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt
Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten
You can of course practice your English and learn about sustainable agriculture and forestry, archaeological and cultural heritage, farming, gardening, cooking and how life is on a busy farm in Ireland. We hope to learn more about your background and culture, as well as showing you ours.
Die vom Gastgeber angebotene Vergütung entspricht dem Mindestlohn
Dieser Host bietet Unterkunft und Bezahlung.
Der Gastgeber gibt an, dass er den gesetzlichen Stundenlohn seines Landes für jede gearbeitete Stunde zahlt und zudem die Unterkunft zur Verfügung stellt. Er sucht Mithilfe an seinem Unternehmen bzw. bei seiner Geschäftstätigkeit. Nutze bitte die Messaging-Funktion der Website, um mehr Informationen und Details zum gezahlten Lohn zu erhalten. Du solltest alle Absprachen im Vorfeld direkt mit deinem Gastgeber treffen.
We always have a different project, whether it be a stone wall to rebuild or reclaim, freeing up young trees, a flowerbed to weed, a shed to repaint or a window to replace. The vegetable garden is active but needs more loving help to produce to its best. In the springtime we are mostly preoccuppied with newborn calves to birth and feed and keep warm and healthy. Ireland can be wet - you really have to love animals and the outdoors!
Französisch: Gute Kenntnisse
Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.
Accommodation depends on what works when you come. Usually our helpers will be accommodated in a self-contained apartment, and, very rarely, in a guestroom in the main house. We have internet access. We can accommodate couples and singles.
We always interview our prospective helpers because its very important to us that we like each other: and we also suggest that if after a week you don't think that our home offers what you want, then you really should feel free to say so and move on, with no hard feelings.
Was noch ...
We really enjoy having practical people with us, because the projects we need to work on are really for 'hands-on' people. It would be a help if you have experience on a farm or garden.
Due to the fact that we take language students during the summer, and that we undertake that no other native speakers will be in the house while the students are here, we sometimes have restrictions on the nationalities we can accommodate.
Look forward to meeting you.
Etwas mehr Information
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen
Our download speed is normally about 25mbps, though it can get slow at busy times.
Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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Korrekte Angaben im Profil:
I had an absolutely incredible time in Moone! Karl and Jenny were amazing hosts, extremely welcoming and made sure my every need was taken care of, and I couldn’t have asked for any better.
I spent nearly 14 weeks in Moone, and all my time there was spent during the calving season, so my day would mainly consist of feeding and… read more
This was my first workaway experience and I am so glad for it! I did all kinds of work in my two-month stay in Moone, from gardening and painting… read more
That was my first workaway experience, and I could not have expected a better stay. In Moone you will find a bunch of lovely cows to take care of, a wonderful historical site, a nice and confortable flat to… read more
I stayed from July 29th to August29th in their farm working on very different tasks (Weeding,feeding calves or even painting fences) and it was very nice to help them.
The area is beautiful, all surrounded by forests, greenfields and some medieval ruins (If you like to explore… read more
I spent five weeks in the farm, an ideal place to learn more about dairy farming. Karl and Jenny were perfect hosts, kind, patient and always available if you're keen to learn more about Irish culture, animals or English vocabulary. The work was enriching and not too hard, and Karl… read more
First, thank you for eveything. It was our 1st workaway and we learned so much about farming !
The work was easy : milking twice a day, working in the garden or picking fruits for exemple. We just worked 5h / day, and sometimes even less ! We had 2 days off per week,… read more
Now, at the and of this wonderful journey with Karl and Jenny, I only asked myself, how can 8 weeks go by so incredible fast. But I´m sure it´s because of the lovely Matuschka familiy. Thank you for having… read more
You won't be bored because you will laugh a lot and there are so… read more
During our stay, we weeded the 'secret garden', cut hedges, edged the grass and gravel paths, painted a railing, bartended at the party,… read more
Staying in Moone was a great finish for our Ireland-trip! We drank the most tasty milk, cuddled the most cat-like dog, ate the best soups and most delicious meals, raced with baby heathers over a field and got shelter in an enormous house with a wonderful family!
We absolutely enjoyed our time here, thanks to Karl, Jenny… read more
I stayed in Moone for 4 Weeks. It is a perfect place to practice your language and your farm skills.
For the family it is very important to be happy on the farm.
Sometimes it is a little bit a hard work but the soup on dinner from jenny gives you new… read more
We so enjoyed having Dave to stay - he is smart, good-humoured, friendly and easy-going yet a very hard worker for whom nothing is a problem. If he approaches you to… read more
I lived in little appartment with another workawayer from France and I loved my comfy bed ;-) (especially after the… read more
The jobs were good, we improved our English (thank you very much) and most important: we had a wonderful time together and enjoyed working and living with you.
Jenny and Toria arranged delicious food and our accommodation was perfect. So the work is worth it ;-)
We already miss you and the cats… read more
The work wasn't hard and varied on the needs of the day. I enjoyed it all, the fresh experience and guidance that Jenny and Karl give for the tasks made them easy to complete.
Outside of the work the… read more
The whole family was very welcoming and open-hearted as well.
I played a lot football matches with Ben the youngest of the "von Matuschkas" and his best… read more
I spent 3 great weeks in Moone in a lovely house. I made gardening and a little of painting. The family gave me a warm welcome, made me part of the family and help me to visit some famous places of Ireland. Jenny and all the girls cook very well!
I recommend them for every one who like lovely and calm… read more