Varied interesting help looking after children in Shanagarry, East Cork, Ireland

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    17/09/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family living in Shanagarry, East Cork. Rupert and Lydia with our 4 children, Amelia who is 11, Jasper 9, Ottilie 6 and little Jago who is 2. Rupert runs four busy farmers markets and works on his family oyster farm and Lydia does part-time illustration and runs a pizzeria every Saturday.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live on Lydias parents organic farm and on the farm is a Cookery School, so it's a great place to be if you are interested in food. We are a mile from the sea and 40 minutes from Cork city. Our closest village is Shanagarry. The small fishing village of Ballycotton is just a few miles away.
    You will enjoy living in the Irish countryside and improving your english. Also you have a chance to learn a variety of extra skills, and opportunities to watch cheese making and bread making all while meeting some wonderful people. There are lovely villages beaches and many things to do in the local area and we have a bikes for you to use.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    We would like an energetic entusiastic person or couple to spend time with us. We are looking for someone to help out with a combination of jobs from helping looking after kids, helping in the garden and around our home with maintainance. You don't need childcare or gardening experience, just lots of energy and love of the outdoors. Tasks might include help in the tunnel, planting seeds, babysitting, weeding, walking to pick up kids from school, painting, harvesting fruit or vegetables. Everyday will be a little different but hopefully interesting and an opportunity to learn new skills and meet new friends.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is a bedroom in the courtyard behind the house with bathroom and wifi. We tend to eat early with the children and you are welcome to join in or do your own thing. Living beside a cookery school and working at markets means the food is good around here! The fridge and freezer are always full and you are welcome to help yourself. We would expect you to washing up after yourself and make yourself at home.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a beautiful rural area with lots of interesting things going on, particularly in the world of food and Organic farming. Our nearest village is Shanagarry (5 min bike ride), which has a pub, shop, pottery, craft shop and cafe and we are 4km from the fishing village of Ballycotton, where we keep a small fishing boat. We are close to many different beaches and lovely cliff walks. Cork city is 40min away and there are regular trains from our closest town, Midleton and slightly less regular buses from Shanagarry.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, 5 days a week

Courtyard accomodation
Some of our produce
Amelia, Jasper and Ottilie
View from the house
Our house
The glasshouse
Our local beach
Fishing from Ballycotton
The family







Host ref number: 216295813978