If you would describe yourself as kind and you are genuinely interested in exploring our beautiful country, have fun with our kids, to play games, day trips, explore our woods and land, experience nature, potter around our farm, and have common sense we would love to hear from you. Ideally we would like you to stay a month or more.
We would love to learn from you, discover your country and culture, learn some words, share you skills.
We live near Portlaoise, in the beautiful county of Laois, on a farm. We have horses, cows, chickens, dogs.
We home school the kids so there is always something to do here. We have forest school, day trips to the zoo, museums, chilling out at home, reading, playing football, cards, board games, playing pool, walks in the fields, tacking up ponies, walking dogs, painting sheds...we have it all going on etc. Whatever your skill or interest we are happy to share it with you and learn from you.
We have woods nearby to explore, the Slieve Bloom mountains on our doorstep, Emo court, the rock of Dunamaise, Durrow and Stradbally woods as well as the best travel links to explore Ireland. We are an hour from Dublin, within 40 minutes of Kilkenny, Tipperary, Kildare and Carlow and under 2 hours from Cork /Limerick /Galway etc.
We would love an extra pair of hands/eyes to join our family on our adventures. There is also lots to do on the house with kids/farm/polytunnel/cooking/animals/garden/painting etc if that's where your interest lies.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsLanguage practiceTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareFarmstay helpBabysitting and creative playCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We live on a farm. We have horses, ponies, cows, chickens, rabbits, dogs. We are home educators therefore we love to get out and visit new places, go for walks, we would expect you to join us. We love to visit historical sites, join up with other home educators for projects. The kids love horse riding, walking our dogs, pottering in the polytunnel, feeding chickens.
Projects involving children
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The kids love to play so also know that they will want you to join in, we are a get up and go sort of family who love the opportunity to learn. There is plenty to do here from playing with kids, polytunnel, DIY, chickens, horses, mini projects if you like....We would love to learn from you share your skillset. If you prefer we have painting to be done/gardening/ any project you might like...I'm sure we have it :-)
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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Own bedroom/ bathroom. Own TV, Own wi-fi network.
We provide nutritious wholesome meals, will advise on any trips/travelling you will want to do.
What else ...
We live near Portlaoise, a great shopping town, lots to see/visit, Slieve Blooms, Aghaboe Abbey, Emo Court,, Durrow and Stradbally woods, Kilkenny Castle and all its medieval sites, and excellent direct bus/train routes to the rest of the country. We are an hour from Dublin, under 2 from Cork/Galway/Limerick etc.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We have hi-speed wifi. We are happy for you to utilise it.
Space for parking camper vans
We live on a farm so plenty of space.
How many Workawayers can stay?
A few hours a day, we'll work around your travelling/ work, max 25 hrs a week
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