We are a family of two living in beautiful Co. Limerick, Ireland. That is, me, Grace & my son aged 17 years, plus dog, Jonah & cat, Tibby & some geese. We live in a renovated farmhouse on a 1.5 acre property set in rich agricultural countryside.
We hosted Workaway volunteers in 2015 & it was a great experience & have hosted occasional volunteers since, which was always worthwhile.
My interests include: growing food; wholefood cooking - I can cater for all diets; hiking - (the Galtee mountains are nearby); yoga; going to the sea, (a 2 hour drive); I was previously a Scout leader in our local group; & people & life in general. My son Peter does boxing & enjoys the gym, cooking, woodwork & computer games. He is interested in science & engineering. I work as a nurse in Limerick, covering 3 long days each week. Peter is in secondary school.
In the Spring/ Summer/Autumn we need help with the vegetable garden, weeding, mowing grass & light outdoor maintenance, such as tidying the sheds, painting, cleaning windows & preparing firewood for the winter.
I would love to host someone who would enjoy living in the Irish countryside & has an interest in organic gardening & respect for the environment. As a volunteer you would have your own comfortable bedroom & I will provide your meals. I expect you to help 25 hours per week. Help arrangements can be flexible, as long as we are both happy & you would have free time to travel if you wish.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
As a volunteer you would have your own comfortable bedroom, or a spacious area for your camper van. I will provide your meals.
I hope you will enjoy sharing our home & family life & our beautiful area. You will have plenty time & space to relax. I am happy to help you plan any trips you want to do in Ireland & of course to help you with your English if needed.
In the Spring/ Summer/Autumn we need help with the vegetable garden, mowing grass & light outdoor maintenance, such as tidying the sheds, painting, cleaning windows & preparing firewood for the winter.
I expect you to help 25 hours per week. Help arrangements can be flexible, as long as we are both happy & you would have free time to travel if you wish.
You will have your own bedroom. Our home is a renovated farmhouse & is comfortable & spacious. There is free WiFi, but please bring your own device.
We live within 30 minutes drive of the Galtee mountains & the Glen of Aherlow which is very popular for walking & climbing. We are also close to the Ballyhoura Mountains where there is mountain-bike trails. I would be happy to drive you if you wish. Within the general area there is also pony trekking centers, golf clubs, horse racing tracks & more. We are located approximately 30 minutes drive from Limerick City & 15 minutes drive from Tipperary town & there is a regular bus service to Limerick & Tipperary town. Limerick Junction train station is only 10 mins drive away, which is on the main Cork-Dublin rail line. Dublin is 1.5 hours by rail.
The roads around our home are quiet & great for walking or cycling - we have bicycles that you can borrow.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We can accommodate an average size camper van. We have an outdoor electricity point & water.
Happy to host friendly well behaved dogs who can get along with our dog, who is a 6 year old neutered male Labrador.
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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