Eco-friendly family offering good food and cosy home in Munster, Ireland

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello everyone, we are a family of 5 including our lovable dog. We enjoy hosting people from all over the world, and Workaway has given us the opportunity to meet amazing people full of character to share our home with.
    We are always happy to host a workawayer(S) that is willing to learn or that can do the following tasks on a regular basis:

    Kitchen help: food preparation, plan weekly meals, taking care of live cultures, making bread, making yogurt and kefir drinks,

    Childminding: we have a very affective and energetic 5 years old boy and a very funny almost 3 years old girl. We try to follow the Waldorf system for their education and we are on the gentle parenting side. It is crucial that whoever comes to stay with us knows what we are talking about here.

    Walking Diesel our dog: He is mad about swimming and running free behind a ball, most of the time I’m just too tired to go out with him so 30min dedicated to him while you enjoy the local woods would be highly appreciated.

    Space organisation: having another perspective of our home , helps us lots to improve and achieve our goal of becoming minimalists, so feel free to tell us where could we start decluttering and organising.
    Tidying up the common areas like the kitchen, living room and landing would be your everyday responsibility.

    Laundry/clothes tasks: we literally wash everyday since we have babies, we use cloth nappies and this increases the amount of washing. We would love help with hanging clothes and taking them down when dry to put away. Knowing all the spaces in the house is very important so that you know how to place clothes after.

    Occasionally I would ask for your assistance to travel by bus with the kids (of course transportation is paid by us) and also some help in the garden when needed.
    If you enjoy arts and crafts, would be great to have some company in the evening when I usually focus on these kind of projects.

    We live in a small and quiet village that is not far from Cork city; we love the outsides, camping, going to the beach, going to festivals of all kind and of course going for walks to the different woods around us. We appreciate good food, I love cooking everyday and from scratch, and we are also a chemical free family (as possible as we can). We try to reduce our carbon footprint in our daily activities and we will encourage you to do the same. As a chemical free house we will appreciate you don't use lotions, deodorants, nail varnishes, hair dyes, etc.. instead we can provide you with all the natural alternatives we already use and of course we are open to suggestions. We will be very happy to assist you with the language, cultural adaptation, nutrition with good food, a cozy bedroom and some Pocket money when available.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Me being Mexican and my husband Irish, we speak English and Spanish at home, you will learn more about Irish culture and we will be very happy to show you the main attractions of Cork, possibly interesting festivals and of course our own eco friendly lifestyle, from which you will gain more health and peace. I make most of the cosmetic products in our home and I will be very happy to show you all about them. Also in the kitchen, I have more than 4 years experience with live cultures (kefir, sourdough, sauerkraut and yogurt) and you will involved in the maintenance and making of them.
    I put my heart in the kitchen, I believe that the kitchen is the centre of a home and you should expect not only delicious but well balanced meals. We try our best to buy only organic and local produce, and if you are worried about how will you be fed while you are away from your own home, have peace in mind that you won’t be hungry. WE ONLY EAT MEAT ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK! And if you are vegetarian or vegan, we are more then happy to help you to maintain your diet going.
    We will encourage you to learn more about the Waldorf system to raise children in a more natural and peaceful way. We try to follow a very simple life in order to give space to a happier childhood for our children, and in doing this, we realised we were gaining also time to connect to ourselves again. Being responsible of a child's wellbeing is always something that brings you back to your roots and helps you understand more about yourself, so do please take your time here with us as a life experience wether you plan on having kids or not ;-)

  • Help

    Help

    If you are a minimalist, we madly need you!! We have been on the decluttering journey for about 2 years now and we genuinely want to become minimalists.
    Our days start at around 8.30am with a relaxed waking up and going downstairs for breakfast. Most of the times is only me and my kids, as Tom my husband works at night/sleeps during the day.
    Then we have lots of unstructured playtime which allows me to tidy up a bit, take a shower or just sit down and listen to music.
    We have a break/snack at around 10am which is usually something easy like yogurt, fruit or rice cakes, just to name some.
    Lunch is at 12 and I make the best out of it, but I can also be very lazy and just prepare quesadillas. I think the dynamics in the house are dictated by the meals and the energy of the kids, things tend to be a bit difficult between 2-5 and after that the day slows down to bed at 8pm.

    I need the most help at around 11.30-12 when I’m putting my little one to bed, my son is very independent and understandable, but sometimes his ideas cannot wait and I can come downstairs to find he has made a cake on his own or wash the entire kitchen with lots of soap.
    Then for dinner I can always use a hand, and your main help after dinner would be tidying up kitchen, living room, landing and clothes.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have one room with a luxurious double bed, lots of light and space to accommodate your belongings, and we also have a tiny room with a bunk bed, this is my son’s room but he is not ready to move out of my room just yet...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Its a quiet village, but since Covid-19 our house is busy with kids and lots of going in and out. We follow a very healthy and complete diet at home I think. And if we eat meat expect the best unprocessed local meat. ;-)
    There’s a bus every hour to the city, public transport in Ireland is quite expensive but we can provide you with at least 2 fares to the city a month. The bus to the city takes 20-30 min depending on the route it takes, and there’s also Midleton (big town) 7min away from our village where Aupair meetings happen on a regular basis, lots of pubs, shops and a local produce market.
    If you are willing to help more, we will be happy to sit down and discuss some extra money.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We currently have a guest who works from his room creating apps, he has 3 different computers all connected to our wifi, so its pretty decent.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Our pond at the garden





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