Help on a smallholding and enjoy the peace and quiet in the Nire Valley, Tipperary, Ireland



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    First i will tell you ,after this summer which was a huge success with helpers i only take people for one month or more.

    I live on and help look after a small holding in the beautiful Nire Valley. I need help with the garden and other maintenance. I teach yoga for a living , and I have taught English as a foreign language in Spain a long time ago!

    We have Kerry bog ponies and we need help working with them , as well as gardening. Really most of the help is needed March til mid august ,I will consider having guests at other times.
    I have two cat, Co Co who lives outside and is still fairly wild ,he is big black and handsome and I can stroke him now. Also Kiki who is more of a house cat she had kittens this year although they have been found homes .Two cats are enough I want some birds too!
    This is not a busy community it would suit somebody who likes peace and quite. We have no TV or WiFi although there is good connection for Internet on our phones. We are seeking a sustainable lifestyle.
    I look after this neglected but enchanting place, bringing it slowly back to its former glory;
    If you fancy helping get in touch. Thanks for reading!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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
  • Help


    We always need help handling the small ponies.
    There's always lots to do. Mowing, weeding,sowing and preparing beds at times of the year .We also need help with general maintenance,painting,hedging and fencing. On going gardening chores throughout the year. There will be a blackcurrant harvest may/June then the strawberries and then the raspberries.I would also like to renovate the neglected chicken run ,and the garden shed and get a few rescue chickens.
    A butterfly garden is one project.
    I like to work with nature and honour everything living.
    Another project will be a compost toilet.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is a spare room in the house which can sleep one.There is also a caravan if you like more privacy. Shared bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have two good bikes. There are also many hiking routes in the mountains. There is a pub at the bottom of the hill which is lively late at night. The nearest town is 15 minutes drive.
    There are several castles locally.
    If the weather is hot we could be at the beach.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 234871925984