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In January/february we are looking for someone interested in exchanging accommodation for animal and housesitting, if interested please get in touch.
Our site is in a lovely rural area, lifts to the nearest town and some evenings out would be possible. We are about 10 km from the sea. We are 5 km from the town of Skibbereen. Most of our helping hands explore the area by bike, hiking or hitch hiking. There is a bus service from the nearest town ( skibbereen) to the next towns and villages.
We are trying to create a vegetable garden(we do have a polytunnel). We also offer self catering accommodation, which is run by Des and Heidi. Workawayers are asked to do gardening and helping with our dogs and chickens, as well as some maintenance work in and around the house.
During the spring and summer period workawayers are accommodated in a small caravan, facilities such as a shower/bathroom are available in the main house.
Des is a local musician/singer and sings in local pubs. Heidi likes outdoors and is interested in cooking and bread baking.
our son Marc lives on site with his partner. Marc is a fitness instructor and there is an outdoor training area which can be used by workawayers.
It would be helpful if you have your own transport, but not necessary if you don't mind that we are in the country.
There are 2 bikes you can use.
We have 2dogs (who need a lot of walking) and 2very friendly cat.
We also have 15 chickens, who provide us with our own eggs.
We believe in fair exchange and will not ask for too many hours. We usually ask for 4-5 hours help 5 days a week or a max of 25 hours per week devided and agreed upon between you and us as needed.
We encourage our helping hands to use their free time and go to explore the local area and enjoy the beauty of West Cork. there is much to see and do, you can go to the sea, visit some of the Islands, go cayaking or walking. you are welcome to use the facilities in the garden, there is a bbq area and hot tub/jacuzzi.
IN exchange you will receive accommodation and food ( during the busy season you will sleep in a small caravan and use all aminities in the house) and will be able to enjoy the facilities around our house and area. During the winter month accommodation is a room in the main house/hostel.
We normally look for two people traveling together to stay for about 2 weeks or more. We also look for people who are interested in house and animal sitting, while we take a break and do our own traveling. During housesitting the hostel will be closed, so you would look after the house and animals.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
you will be able to improve your language skill and teach us your language. During our busy season You will meet people from different countries and cultures. YOu will have plenty of free time to explore beautiful West Cork. During the late spring and summer season West Cork offers a lot of festivals and things going on.
During the off season you will have quietness and relaxation time at our place.
We currently have 2 friendly dogs and 2 cats, as well as chickens
We are looking for someone helping in the garden,clearing land, fencing and some general help in & around the house.
English, german& Irish (Des), learning spanish
You will have accommodation in a small comfortable caravan ( during summer month) or room in the house ( autumn and winter).
during your time off you are free to explore West Cork and all its beauty spots. WE are only 10 km from the nearest point to the see. There is the possibility to cayak, cycle, walk and hike. There are lovely island ( sherking and Cape clear) that you can visit on a day trip.
about 4 -5 hours per day or a max of 25 hours per week.