Learn and share new skills helping with our straw bale home in Leinster, Ireland



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  • 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 helping with us on our farm.
    At the moment we are building a straw bale house and are welcoming people with enthusiasm to learn and some carpentry skills.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • 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 tasks needed 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 helping here. We are always learning and are happy to live and learn with our visitors. Building a straw bale house is also a learning experience for us which we have just begun!

  • Help


    At present we are specifically welcoming people with carpentry experience or skills to help alongside us with building our Straw Bale home. 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 welcoming people who like being in a team and who enjoy sharing their skills with others.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • 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.

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    • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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