Looking for healthy, adventurous and cheerful people to help us with DIY in an old house and garden in Connemara for 2 weeks and then move to central Dublin for 2 weeks. We are mom, Orla, partner Joao, 25 year old son Will and daughter Jane. Oh, and there is 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.
DIY and building projects
We are well travelled and friendly. We are Irish - Joao is Portuguese - and talk about Ireland and Irish culture. We enjoy mixing with different cultures and talking about international affairs. Mom and daughter have spent 2 years in Spain. We lived in central London for a long time and also Brussels and Dublin. Mom now lives mostly in Portugal.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
Nice comfortable double room.
Eating with us. We eat well - everything from Irish food like Guinness Stew to Italian, Chinese and Indian.
Lots to do in Connemara. Beautiful beaches for swimming, boating, fishing and scuba diving. Great walking, climbing, cycling, music in pubs. Dublin is a very young fun city.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week