My name is Deirdre and I run a busy traditional music school in my house in the west of Ireland. Several music teachers work in the school. The teachers are all self-employed and I myself am the Harp Teacher and own the premises. This is why I need help in the house and general maintenance outside. The house is a rambling two-hundred year old building with two acres of grounds surrounding it. I have a big garden that I love but am too busy to look after it properly. I really need help with this and the rebuilding of some stone walls. Due to storm damage last year a number of fallen trees need to be chopped and stored for the winter. We also have two lovely dogs who are very sociable. My home is set in a friendly village that is close to many beautiful areas such as the Burren, the Clare coast, the Wild Atlantic Way, Galway and Limerick cities, and the great music town of Ennis.
I can offer a double room with a bathroom next door for a couple or I have a twin room for a single person or two friends. I try to give the double room to couples but if it is already occupied I would then have to offer a room with twin beds. This room is usually for friends sharing.
I am looking for people with many and varied skills. I particularly need people with the following skills: housekeeping, house maintenance, painting, using a hammer, building skills, plumbing experience, electrical experience, and gardening (must have adequate skills). Please note, you must be willing to work in all weathers as Ireland is a very damp country. People with building skills like carpentry, plumbing, painting and heavy lifting are welcome to stay for 3-4 weeks or longer for the right persons. Previous work away experience would be an advantage.
Please do not apply unless you have read and fully understood my profile and what is required. I WILL NOT be able to host anybody under the age of 25 and due to the volume of interest I will not be replying to messages from those younger.
PS what I am REALLY looking for now is someone to cut wood and store it for the winter .
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Help about the house
It is not required to have any interest in music to become a workaway.
I can offer a double room with a bathroom next door for a couple or I have a twin room for a single person or two friends.
Summers can sometimes be quiet cool and wet in Ireland so it advisable to bring appropriated warm clothing.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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