Help us do up our house and gardens in the heart of West Cork, Ireland



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    We are a family of four living in beautiful West Cork, just outside Bantry. Both myself and my husband are in full time jobs, and our children are both in secondary school. We are deeply rooted in the community, and are involved in many groups, We're always interested in having visitors from other places, and have hosted many people through an online rental platform.

    We're looking for a male or male/female couple to come to our home to help us with upgrading the house as we hope to sell in the coming year or two. Experience essential in garden and household maintenance and someone who can take the initiative. Non smokers essential.

    Bantry is a beautiful sea-side town (the gateway to the Beara Peninsula) on the Wild Atlantic Way with lots of outdoor activities including walking, hiking, cycling and water pursuits. It is a great base to explore West Cork. Great music and social scene in the town and local area, a great destination to experience Irish culture!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Bantry is home to a great music and literary tradition, with many festivals taking place throughout the year. The natural landscape and seascape is stunning, with views that cannot be surpassed. There will be opportunities to mix and mingle or even join us on trips as well as doing your own thing!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are looking for someone to help overhaul our gardens and do some external painting and upgrading. Gardening will include; digging, hedge/tree cutting, building/construction of minor projects and general maintenance. Other help will include painting (indoor and outdoor), gutter/drain clean-out and further clean-up of outside workshops.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Irish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Large attic/loft bedroom with ensuite. Comfortable double bed, with couch etc to relax. Quiet tranquil room, with plenty of privacy. WiFi available of course. You can choose to cook for yourself or join us for meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is so much you can do! As I've said, one can take part in outdoor activities, or meet the locals and get stuck in. Other attractions include; the weekly market, local pubs (some of the best in West Cork), fine restaurants and other amenities. You can check out for more info on the area.

    We're fairly easy going people, work hard but enjoy our lives.

  • 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, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 255134113725