My husband and I live in South Donegal with our four children (2-10yrs). Our home is an old and rustic parochial house set in beautiful countryside approximately 3miles between the scenic villages of Ardara and Glenties. There is much to do and explore here - stunning beaches, mountain ranges, forests, heathland, culture, history, traditional music, and much more. We are 50mins from Letterkenny and 20mins for Donegal Town.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Visitors will get to spend time in a warm, welcoming and fun family. We are very busy, but when the work is done we like to get out and about. Visitors will get a chance to see how the irish live, experience our amazing countryside, and live our culture first hand. The only thing we can't guarantee in the weather!
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are really looking for someone to join the family and help with typical family jobs such as child minding, light housework, feeding our cat and dog, etc. I also run a small cottage industry making natural cosmetics and may need some seasonal help with this also.
As we have young children, we make just a few requests:
- No smoking
- Typical Helping hours would be from 10am to 3pm.
- Trial period of 1week to ensure both parties are happy with the workaway experience.
We offer a clean double room with en suite WC and shower. The accommodation is situated in a newly built workshop which is snug and warm and is separate from the main house so volunteers can have their own space.
There is lots to do in the surrounding villages and countryside - shopping, traditional art and craft, museums, festivals, music, good food, hill walking, beaches, water sports and much more. We are 50mins from the large town of Letterkenny, where you can find many of the high street shops, cinema, swimming pool, restaurants, theatre, etc.
There are daily buses but times are limited, especially on Sundays. If volunteers have a full EU driving licence we can insure them on our car to give them greater freedom. This would be dependent on the volunteers age and experience in driving on the left hand side.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week