Connect with the Irish country life and help me tidying up my garden in Islandeady, Mayo, Ireland

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  • Last activity: 17 Apr 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    Hi, my name is Elio. I'm originally from Argentina, but been living in Ireland since 2013. I live alone in a lovely isolated cottage with my two cats in the beautiful Mayo.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I speak both English and Spanish, they can practice these when staying with me. Also learn about living in the heart of Ireland. I live in a very special location, minutes away from Croagh Patrick, lakes and other beautiful areas. The cottage is located 10 min away from Westport, which is one of the most beautiful towns in Ireland. I feel like if you stay in my house, you will get the best of both worlds: staying close to a touristic spot, while remaining isolated quiet at the same time. The house is in the middle of the fields, away from roads and urban areas. It's perfect for anyone who wishes to disconnect from regular life for a while.

  • Help


    I'm looking for someone with some gardening experience to help me with some tasks I need to do around the cottage where I'm living in Mayo, Ireland. Is mainly tidying up the garden and help outside the house that has been a bit neglected. I can offer a single room and vegetarian food. I have two cats so the person needs to be ok with that.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I would love to learn some Portuguese and improve my Italian a bit.

  • Accommodation


    I have a single room available in the cottage house with a double bed for the person staying.

    I can offer 3 vegetarian meals a day to anyone staying in the house and access to the fully equipped kitchen. I don't mind if they want to buy/cook their own food apart from what I can offer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The cottage house is right in the middle between Castlebar and Westport, in Islandeady. 10 minutes driving or 30 min cycling to either one of those towns. Westport is a lovely town in the west of Ireland with beautiful beaches and the famous Croagh Patrick mountain. This is the perfect spot for those hiking lovers. The house is very isolated, but I have a bike I can lend to my helper that they can use anytime if they wish to cycle around. They can do the Green Western Greenway which is a beautiful greenway on the West Coast. Also they can travel around the Wild Atlantic Way. Westport is full of amazing restaurants, and Castlebar is the capital of Mayo, so there's plenty of shops and things to do.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 4 days a week

Host ref number: 248178754314

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