Hello, we live in an old house in County Wicklow out on the southern edge of the Wicklow Mountains but only an hour from Dublin city centre. We're a family of four, with two dogs, seven chickens and some four alpacas. We try our very best to live by organic principles and don't use any poisons. We're surrounded by woods with lots of great hiking trails, Glendalough is 5 km away, the Wicklow Way is very close by too. Lots to see and do here.
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Betreuung von Tieren
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We hope visitors to our property will learn about organic gardening techniques and principles including composting, making organic fertiliser from nettles, growing seed and using homemade non-toxic sprays to control weeds.
We're keen to help any visitors improve their english language skills and perhaps even teach them some gaeilge (irish language), and show them some traditional Irish food and drink.
The ancient monastic settlement of Glendalough is only 5km from our house. Visitors can explore the site and learn about a part of Ireland's rich history.
Wicklow town is about 15km away and has a great exhibit in the old jail that showcases more recent Irish history and features some famous locals too.
Wicklow is full of ancient monuments and standing stones and is right in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East. It's right here on our doorstep just waiting to be explored.
Additionally we are surrounded by walking trails and hikes so visitors can explore the natural beauty of the country and see unspoiled Irish woods and rivers.
We're hoping our family will learn from the visitors about their country, their traditions and maybe some of their native dishes.
Depending on the time of year we need help with different things. There's always a fence to be painted or repaired, a vegetable bed to be weeded, an area getting overgrown that's in need of love. Generally, we're looking for some help with gardening: weeding, digging, , turning compost, watering etc; But we always need help with general maintenance too: fencing, painting cleaning and organising sheds and garage; occasionally a bit of babysitting and some light house chores. It really all depends on the season.
The travellers will have a bedroom with its own bathroom in the house, it's a large room with three beds (two double one single) and depending on how many people are staying the room maybe shared or may not. We eat together, family style. We provide all the food but encourage visitors to choose a night and cook a favourite dish or a dish traditional to their country or region that everyone can share.
There's a bus service to the local towns and villages of Wicklow town, Laragh, and Gleneally. From there you can get to Dublin etc. The Wicklow mountains offer terrific hikes, scenery, biking trails.
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Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week