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Multicultural family help in home and garden in Dublin and Connemara, Ireland

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  • Last activity: 2 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    Looking for healthy, adventurous and cheerful people to help us with DIY in an old house and garden in Connemara. We are mom, Orla, and partner John(Portuguese American), adult children sometimes. Oh, and there are Henry and Sally, our large rescue dogs we found in Spain.

    Nice accomodation and good food in return for help with gardening, painting, moving furniture around and dog minding/walking. The garden needs a lot of work! Anyone with "green fingers" or good DIY would be a blessing.

    We speak differing levels of French, Spanish, German and Portuguese, besides English, and we are well travelled and outgoing. We usually have friends and family staying.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are well travelled and friendly. We are Irish/English - Joao is Portuguese - and talk about Ireland and Irish culture. We enjoy mixing with different cultures and talking about international affairs. Orla and daughter have spent 2 years in Spain. We lived in central London for a long time and also Brussels and Dublin. Orla and John now live mostly in Portugal.

  • Help


    No more than 5 hours a day during week days. Practical people who are not afraid to get their hands dirty. Must like dogs - they are very affectionate and energetic.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Nice comfortable double room.

    Eating with us. I cook every night. We eat well - everything from Irish food like Guinness Stew to Italian, Chinese and Indian.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lots to do in Connemara. Beautiful beaches for swimming, boating, fishing and scuba diving. Great walking, climbing, cycling, music in pubs. Usually, my workaways make friends with other young travellers in the local village.

  • 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.

  • 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: 321341631522

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