I'm 32 years old and after years of traveling and working random jobs all over the place i came back to my home of Donegal to settle down for a while and try my hand at some farming. The project I'm looking for help with is based on a small island off the Donegal coast (Owey Island). The island has not been inhabited full time since the late 70's and just in the past 10 - 15 years has there been a resurgence of interest in it. Five years ago i started fixing up a small cottage and 3 years ago i moved out there in March and began digging fields and clearing ground for starting a small organic farm.
I've kept pigs and sheep in the past and last year bought a cow that has gone wild out there as well as a small goat that is as much fun to have around as he is a torture. I blacksmith in the winter for craft fairs and I'm hoping to keep this up on the island by getting a small forge i built last year up and running again, Last year I got my grandmothers house fixed up for renting out there but it will need a bit more work this year again as well as gardens to dig and shower house to build.
The island itself is beautiful, there is no electricity and no running water in the houses, so its a bit like living in ireland about 80-100 years ago. In the summer months it can get a bit lively but generally its about as peaceful a place as you could find anywhere on earth. Until around May there is very few to no other people on the island so be prepared for a lot of quiet time.
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The help I'm looking for is about 3-4 people preferably a mix of men and women to give me one month of work from the begining of April at the minute, Digging fields, fixing ditches (dry stone wall building), building a toilet and shower house, planting the veg and flowers, putting up fences for animals and building shelters, painting houses, fixing up a small blacksmith forge, building a pollytunnel..... I've just got loads i want done and if i get a good team of enthusiastic hard working people then we could achieve it all.
English and rusty Spanish
The accommodation is an old cottage, very basic... rustic... what ever way you want to look at it its not fancy and if your into grooming and are generally high maintenance then this is a place to be avoided, i have a compos toilet and that's it, there are some showers on the island but just not in the house you'll be staying in so getting to use one is possible just not always guaranteed. Not everyone is cut out for Island living but if you think you can rough it and enjoy it then your the type of person I'm looking for
I get across to the island by kayak and have an extra one for other people to use so if you have experience kayaking it would be a plus, you don't need to be an expert as its just a 700m - 800m off the main land but being comfortable in the water is necessary.
As for activities while your here as i mentioned above there is .....well ...will be a forge to try your hand at blacksmithing, fishing off rocks, kayaking, lots of caves to explore, underground lakes, cliffs to rock climb if your that way inclined....there's lots to keep you entertained if your into the outdoors.
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