Help with ongoing projects on my smallholding in Feakle, Co Clare, Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    We have a rural cottage and 2 acres of land a few miles from the villages of Feakle and Tulla in Co Clare.

    There are ongoing land projects involving clearing and managing the hedges etc as well as other ongoing builds and renovations. - many tasks always changing - There are chickens and a sweet natured dog to look after as well during weekends when i am working away. new projects include re building existing chicken house and run , organising the garden for the new season - clearing the magical fairy hill of bramble stems to allow the gorgeous bluebells to shine through in may and june and other tasks.

    The van shown here will be accommodation for my helpers. It has a comfortable bed , a wood burner stove and a gas cooker and is connected to electricity. In a separate cabin there is hot water sink and shower facility.

    This opportunity would suit a couple or one person - aged 25 or over - that is happy to help without supervision and can manage basic tools..
    It is a quiet area and ones that seek peace and solitude will enjoy it most. Helpers will be helping alone some of the time it is important that they are happy in their own company. There are also various task that need to be done on the accommodation van , which include painting windows and other few projects. This is a nice task for helpers that are also staying in this vehicle as it is like helping out from home :-)

    Helpers would have their meals / or food .. will be provided in return for 25 hours help a week, or alternatively less hours can be done and helpers can look after their own food supply. This arrangement can be flexible and negotiated. There are always eggs and veg available from here to help out.

    The last 2 weeks of July i am working away a lot and need animals to be looked after. Own transport is an advantage for seeing the area. There are bicycles here though and the village is 2 miles away so basic shopping and socialising can also be done using 2 wheels !

    Feakle music festival runs from 22nd - 27 th July and hosts music workshops with well know Irish musicians throughout the festival. Helpers that have already been here helping take precedence when looking for accommodation during the festival. Arrangements can be made to help during the days of the festival in hand if required.

    There are numerous lakes and walks in the area as well as local music in the nearby village.
    Galway and Limerick are an hour away although not that easy to reach without own transport , but there is the possibility i can drop helpers to bus stops and towns for exploring.

    If you are interested in staying here and helping out for a bit contact me through helpx and i will get back to you as soon as possible.

    many thanks and look forward to meeting you

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will be in the heart of Irish Music country with the local bars hosting music sessions several times a week. Galway is an hour away and always worth a visit. There are many lakes and walks in the area to be enjoyed.

  • Help

    Help

    volunteers need to have some knowledge of using basic tools, and be happy to help out alone at times ..

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Self contained large ex library van - modified

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    there are numerous beautiful lakes and walks in the area. Feakle is known for its Irish Music and there are regular sessions in the village which is 2m away. There is also a local bus service in Feakle which takes a roundabout route to Ennis and Scariff. Bicycles can be borrowed and also possibly fishing gear for those that like to fish

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week



Host ref number: 248777878639