Looking for some help with building projects at a retreat in Scarriff, East Clare, Ireland



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Help complete a therapy center in East Clare, Ireland.

    Hi, My name is Donogh and I have one son aged 19, I also have an extended family living in Wicklow, Wexford, Kerry and Kilkenny.
    I have studied psychotherapy and trained in Holotropic Breathwork and Shamanic Councelling. I'm fascinated with Irish/Celtic mythology, philosophy, anthropology and ethnobotany.
    The centre is situated on the East Clare Way trail,1 mile from the village of Scarriff by the shores of Lough Derg. It is being built as a residential therapy retreat and botanical research facility. The second phase of the main house/centre has been completed with two guest rooms available. Some carpeting/flooring and final touch ups remain.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Their are a variety of benefits and skills to be learned here at the moment here, from woodwork, painting and decorating, interior design, cooking,landscaping, permaculture, organic farming, beekeeping, fishing, sailing and a variety of different therapeutic practices.

  • Help


    Looking for help with small finish fittings and a skilled gardener would be of great benifit to me here at the moment. I am on the final phase of the center now which ìnvolves painting, finishing a bathroom, flooring hallway, bedrooms and snags list to make the place look more homely. There is also plenty of maintenance needed on a two acre Apple and Soft Fruit Orchard and a garden around the centre to finish designing and commence planted. All in all a wide variety of help needed to be done so plenty of choices for what suits you best.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English with some Irish, French and Spanish.

  • Accommodation


    A double bed with an office desk and another twin bedroom at the end of the house. A third room is also near completion.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is lots to do here in your spare time, beautiful ancient woodlands beside the Steiner school. Endless hillwalking with stunning scenary up behind the house overlooking the lake and there are also loads of weekend coarses at irishseedsavers.org all year round located just two miles from here.
    I love to go sailing and canoeing out on the lake to watch the Sea Eagles hunting or spend an afternoon on Holy Island.
    There is also a bus service from Ennis town to Scarriff and I have a bicycle here and a spare car if you have a full drivers licence (pending insurance)

  • 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

    Mimimun 1-2 and maximum 4-5 hours a day, 3-5 days a week.

Garage and studio construction
Hat on the Dutch timberframe
Dawn from morning terrace
Evening terrace
New Austrian Larch cladding
Therapy room converted
Bedroom three
Ceremony room
Set for The Grand Mother
The Orchards first harvest
Busy Bees
On The Camino Santiago in Villafranca
The Burren National Wildlife Reserve

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