Share our self-sufficient, living project with organic and permaculture practices in Kilkenny, Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello there,

    The farm is nestled into the Irish countryside in the beautiful county of Kilkenny. The farm is set along the banks of the river Nore and is roughly 10km from the historic and medieval city of Kilkenny.

    We would like to develop the farm using an alternative mindset to try create a sustainable, living project with organic and permaculture practices at the heart of our endeavours. This has already been a huge learning experience for everyone who has been involved, any of that learning we are happy to share.

    We have already made huge headway restoring the farm over the last four years. We have begun construction and planning of various eco buildings, we are restoring all our sheds to a working state, while taking on a vegetable growing project. All our projects to date begin by up-cycling and re-purposing things that we find or have bartered for. We are also big believers in planting trees and promoting biodiversity.

    We need help, expertise and enthusiasm to drive this project on further and to continue developing our learning experience. are a driven, hard working, with strong careers forged in horticulture and tree surgery . We have worked and traveled ourselves and now see it as the perfect way to give life to our dream while connecting with good people and sharing stories.
    We have bikes, nearby forests and kayaks for exploring during your time off. Your accommodation is in a self contained caravan in the yard but not too far away from the house. Shower facilities are in the main house (at the moment) with the hope to complete the construction of a eco outdoor shower very soon (and with your help) .

    We are looking for someone long term or short term that will get the run of the place and not need much guidance after they have learnt the ropes.

    There will be loads of scope for self directed projects and we are open to new ideas.

    At the moment we are looking for help in setting up -


    - A compost heated shower
    - Irrigation systems
    - Chopping and bagging firewood
    - Milling timber and helping with creative timber projects
    - Maintaining the Garden and farmyard
    - Caring for chickens, cat and dog
    - Household help

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks you,

    Dan & Millie

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Biodiversity, wildlife, Trees, growing vegetables, good food, culture, wine and laughs.

  • Help

    Help

    The tasks are varied. But general day to day chores include, tending to chickens, glass houses and walled garden, general maintenance around the farm and dog walking. Larger projects are always being developed and this will mainly be taking place in the evening time or at the weekends.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Self contained caravan in the yard or in the main house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our country side is steeped with heritage. We have lots of place to see and go in our area. Bikes available to tour the local sites.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week









Host ref number: 121348741296