Help in the garden and sheds, learn the value of building projects together in Ireland

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Ireland

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    This is an historic house built in 1873. We are restoring the house, sheds and 1 acre of gardens.We have a polytunnel and grow our own organic fruit and vegatables for ourselves and our guests. We have chickens and honey bees.We enjoying sharing our knowledge and experience of gardening, seed selection, planting, and harvesting with our visitors.
    Workawayers who come to help in the garden and sheds,learn the value and importance of coming together to build new projects or in the garden growing local, organically produced food by practical example. They are never asked to help in the bed and breakfast, as we have paid staff for this.
    Workawayers stay in a comfortable,self contained cottage with wifi, adjacent to our house and we provide all meals.

    Site type
    House with land
    Organic status
    Organic - not certified
    Accommodation
    Room in separate building
    Food menu
    All
    Smoking allowed?
    Only outside
    When are workawayers wanted?
    February 24th until the end of April 2019 and perhaps beyond these dates. 2 weeks minimum stay.
    Families welcomed?
    No
    Weekend helpers accepted?
    No

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workawayers who come to help in the garden and sheds,learn the value and importance of coming together to build new projects or in the garden growing local, organically produced food by practical example.

  • Help

    Help

    Workawayers are asked to help 5 hours a day, finished at 3 pm giving time to relax or explore the island. Weekends are off. All food and accommodation provided in an adjacent cottage with wifi.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Workawayers stay in an adjacent cottage with all meals provided. Wifi throughout.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are on an Island in the Ocean, but are accessible having a bridge and a ferry from April to October. We are on our own private land yet set in the village of Knightstown, with two pubs and a shop. During time off the area is good for exploration of the islands many spectacular sights.Many tourists come to visit sites such as Geokaun mountain, Fogher cliffs, Glanleam gardens and beach, the candle factory, Ancient tetrapod tracks, Valentia island slate quarry, Bray head looped walk with spectacular views out to Skellig islands where Star Wars was filmed and close by Portmagee village. Valentia is Ireland's most westerly inhabited island so is place of natural beauty surrounded by clear blue waters.

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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