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We live in a very picturesque location on the banks of the River Barrow between Carlow town and Kilkenny City and we need help for our big garden and house with all kind of tasks and new projects. We have also a houseboat- barge on the River, and altogether there is always a lot to do in and around the house. We would need some helping hands with practice and we do not need helpers for homework ,shopping, cooking, child and pet minding, we need more experienced help for building and technical related tasks, there is some outdoor and garden help, so if you are interested in helping us, please ask us for more details.
We are, Josie - Irish, retired teacher and principal of a small primary school and Fritz - Austrian living for twenty five years in this beautiful country, retired and still very busy managing the houses, garden, houseboat, big model railway and our life.
Tell us about yourself and your background and what exactly your skills are and what help exactly you can offer, let us know about your family, education, hobbies and what you are interested in. We offer you nice warm rooms in our brand new Guest Bungalow with TV, WIFI, your own bathroom and good healthy food and you will soon feel like at home with us.
If you like to come to us, please send us your email to with your information and you will hear from us soon.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
As an Irish / Austrian couple we traveled the world and have friends and connections around the globe. Josie is very in to Irish music and I am passionate in cooking and technical tasks, I am building as well a model railway HO, so you can have a great time with us and will enjoy your stay.
We would ask you to help us 5 hours per day, 5 days per week - when you start and do the help, it is up to you, we are flexible. If you want some days off, for the weekend or during week, no problem, help more hours on some other days,
You stay in your own little new house for up to 4 Persons, 2 Bedrooms,Kitchen, Living Room and Bathroom, Internet WiFi,
We can offer you endless walking, cycling, swimming, canoeing along the river and the near Black Stair Mountains, We have bicycles for you to explore our beautiful area and we show you interesting parts of the country and if you like, free fishing at our doorsteps. 5 min to the next village, 25 min to Kilkenny City or Carlow town. Cultural and live musical events are all year around us, but unfortunately not in the moment due to the CoronaVirus.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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