Help wanted on an ecofarm and yoga retreat centre on an offshore Island, West of Ireland.



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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    We are urgently looking for people with organic gardening experience to start as soon as possible for at least two months, and ideally until the end of the summer. This could be a paid position if your experience warrants it.
    If you are new to this sort of life/work, unfortunately, we cannot accept applications at the moment.

    We are passionate about growing, preserving, cooking, eating!!! delicious food and regard it as one of the most important ways to maintain one's integrity in this world of ours. We grow 99% of the fresh produce needed to see our family, volunteers and yoga retreat centre located on Clare Island, off the Mayo coast of Ireland throughout the year on just a 1/4 of an acre of cultivatable land. in addition to the huge varieties of vegetables and fruit grown in our gardens and polytunnels, we also make yoghurt and various cheeses from a small flock of milking sheep which we milk by hand. Most of the rest of the 240 acre farm is upland mountain and bog which is grazed sustainably by our herd of 8 horses and a flock of mountain sheep. Its western edge is defined by dramatic cliffs populated by large colonies of seabirds. There's also a 10 acre native woodland. We also run a small organic, vegetarian cafe during the summer months.

    We are also looking for people with cleaning, catering or gardening experience for late spring, summer and early autumn of 2019. Only people with a proven interest in organic food production/self sufficiency/ sustainable living need apply. Furthermore, only people who can commit to at least a month in the spring and autumn, and two months during the summer will be considered, so please don't write if you can only come for two weeks. An active interest in yoga or meditation would be a bonus as this is an important part of life at the farm, and there are opportunities to take part in some of the classes when courses are running.

    In exchange for about 30 hours work / week, a lot of it outdoors, with one or two days off / week, we offer accommodation (in a caravan in the summer, and in the guesthouses off season), delicious, organic and strictly vegetarian food and occasional yoga instruction. It's possible to learn many skills here, from vegetarian cooking to gardening, building and even milking sheep (if you stay long enough). Horse riding is possible for experienced riders who have their own insurance, but not for beginners.
    Please note that food at our farm is strictly vegetarian.

    Please write giving details of your relevant experience and the dates you would be available.
    If you are looking for a cheap holiday, try somewhere else.
    Non smokers only.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a lot to teach: yoga and meditation, gardening and organic food production (including cooking and various method of preserving), dairying, horsemanship, ecobuilding, sustainable living etc...

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    We also offer an apprenticeship programme for long term helpers (minimum 2 months) and are now taking application for 2019.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French

  • Accommodation


    Caravans in the summer. Comfortable independent house shared with other helpers and sometimes guests at other time. Single or twin rooms (double if you're a couple).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please have a good look at our website before you write to us.
    When you write, please tell us why you are interested in coming to our place.

  • 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

    30 hours max

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