If you have some Carpentry skills / building experience to help with our Strawbale house build and Organic Farm help in Leinster, Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    With our four children, we live on a 35 acre organic farm near Lusk, North County Dublin Ireland. We have a flock of 70 breeding Lleyn ewes and a small area in veg. We have developed the farm over the past ten years and before that we lived in the UK. We like people and have had a lot of people working with us on our farm. At the moment we are building a Strawbale house and are looking for people with carpentry skills.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    At our Irish farm you will experience what it is like to live on a farm in a different culture to your own. We are happy to share our knowledge of what we know and what experiences are also available for you to enjoy close by. Thee is a wide variety of jobs to be done, giving you new skills to take with you, everything from paring sheeps feet to sowing seeds or harvesting vegetables. We have had a lot of volunteers on our farm in the past and they have enjoyed living and working here. We are always learning and are happy to work and learn with our visitors. Building a straw bale house is also a learning experience which we have just begun!

  • Help

    Help

    At present we are specifically looking for Carpenters or people with carpentry experience for help with building our Straw Bale house. We live on a 35 acre organic farm near Lusk in North County Dublin. We have a flock of 70 breeding Lleyn ewes and a small area in veg. If you enjoy energetic family life and lego, this is a good place. Lots of birds to see and not far from the coast. We are building a strawbale house over the next year and we've already installed a wetland for our waste water.
    We are looking for people who like working in a team and who enjoy sharing their skills with others.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is sleeping in a cabin,(which has wifi if you need it, on the farm. It is warm dry and private. We eat and socialise together in the main house. We share house chores and cooking. We have a cooked meal in the evening and it is self service for breakfast and lunch. There is always enough food and vegetarians are welcome.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The local village is a 10mins walk away. We have bicycles available and are only 3 miles from the sea. Dublin city centre is 30 minutes by train or 1 hour by bus. We have a busy home with 4 boys aged 8 to 13. The boys are in bed by 8pm so everything quietens down then.
    The Cabin where you sleep is separate from the main house so you have a private room for yourself.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 224779257483