Join our family on an historic estate and help with DIY, building projects and tree pruning in Sligo, Ireland




Favourited 32 times

  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Last activity


  • Last email replied

    Reply rate

    71.4 %

  • Last email replied

    Average reply time:

    within 2 days


 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Hello! We are a family with three young children living in the most beautiful old estate and farm in South County Sligo. Surrounded by trees, rolling green fields, a lake and beautiful gardens, we need help with maintenance, heavy gardening, clearing out sheds, pruning shurbs and removing shrubs and maybe an odd evening of babysitting! We live 20 minutes from Irelands best waves and Sligo City and are only 5km from the train to Dublin/Sligo. It would be ideal if you had your own car!/

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    We will welcome you to our family and show you our beautiful countryside. Walk our fields and country lanes, visit Strandhill, home of surfing and excellent restaurants. We are very close to beautiful Donegal and only 2 and a half hours on the train to Dublin. Meet our friends, learn english, learn skills and enjoy the beautiful west of Ireland. You can borrow our bikes, surf boards and camping gear for adventures. We are very flexible. Due to covid 19 we are keen that you are self sufficient and work on a self catered basis in the lodge.

  • 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 great and enthusiastic who will help us with our garden and farm and also do some painting, clearing of barns and general maintenance. We're also looking for anyone with any experience building a compost loo on another part of the farm. Other jobs that need doing include pruning trees, planting some hedges on the farm, rebuilding parts of old stone walls so if you have any of these skills please get in touch! It's all practical but very rewarding work.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Stay in our gate lodge with your own bathroom, sitting room, kitchen and private garden. All to yourselves! It is very smart and comfortable and has just been done up to a high standard. When we don't host workaways we let it on airbnb. It is heated by a double sided wood stove and the kitchen has underfloor heating.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live on a farm, there is a lovely looped walk about 5km around the farm whick takes in woods, a lake and lots of wildlife! The quiet roads around us are perfect for walking, running or cycling. 20 mins drive away are world class beaches for walking, swimming and surfing. Donegal is close by and there is a train 5km away in Ballymote which goes to Dublin and Sligo. Sligo City is beautiful with the model arts centre, pubs and excellent restaurants.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 267837415821