Family homestead near the village of Cliffoney, Ireland

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Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    Our smallholding is located between the mountains and the sea near the villages of Cliffoney, Kinlough and Mullaghmore, Co Sligo. We have a glasshouse, a polytunnel and outdoor vegetable beds in which we grow our own food. We are a family of 2 adults and 2 teen children with 2 friendly lab-cross dogs, 2 outdoor cats, hens and ducks. We are deeply inspired by Fukuoka's One Straw Revolution and the principles of agro-forestry. We enjoy surfing, sea swimming, snorkelling, going to the many local beaches, meditating, playing music, practicing yoga, meditation, Wimhof, watching movies and entertaining friends and family. We eat a mainly vegetarian diet and are committed to the principles of sustainability and permaculture. We have volunteered on organic farms as a family, and have enjoyed sharing our home and daily tasks with others over the past five years. Ideally we are looking to host people who are happy to help out independently and have skills and interests in the areas of permaculture, growing food organically, cooking and carpentry. Accommodation is in a self contained caravan in our garden. Projects on the farm include helping to establish a forest garden, tending to vegetables, clearing drains, fencing, harvesting and storing food, general maintenance, building, renovations and repairs, cooking for the family, helping around the house and gardens.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Opportunities to learn about mycology, vegetable growing, cooking and permaculture. We like to cook, entertain, play music, explore our countryside and be in nature. We love to learn about other cultures and meet new friends from around the world.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Ideally we are looking to host people who are happy to help out independently and have skills and interests in the areas of permaculture, growing food organically, carpentry and general homestead / building maintenance.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Irish: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    We can help to support English language learners. Qualified TEFL

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is in a caravan in our garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are beautiful walks, hikes and cycles in the surrounding countryside and some of Ireland's best surf sites are a 5_10 minute drive away. There are plenty of social and cultural activities a bus ride away in Sligo town and about 20 minutes away by bike in the nearest villages.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a good wifi connection

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space for campervans, electric hook up and water available.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have dogs, cats and sheep. Other socialised pets welcome

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

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