We are a multi-cultural household with an Irish country frame. in beautiful West Cork, near Clonakilty.

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Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    After 18months with no helpers because of the pandemic we need help! We are now fully vaccinated and are ready to host again.
    We are particularly interested in couples who would stay for a few months and help us get the house and garden back together again.
    We live in a large period house on one hectare in beautiful West Cork, near Clonakilty. Our property was destroyed by hurricane Ophelia so we have lots of outside work as we recreate our vegetable garden, meadow and woods. The house is big and rambling and there's always a project in the spring/summer. This year we are finally going to clear the sheds!
    Very easy going, fun house of adults. We have hosted volunteers for over 12 years and have made many dear friends along the way.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a multi-cultural household with an Irish country frame. There are many visitors to the house with art and music being central. Clonakilty offers many gigs, plays, festivals etc and we often go to these with our helpers. Cork city is only 50 minutes away. We also are very flexible and encourage our helpers to get out and visit Ireland, even if it means being away for a few days.However, it is also a good house to find a quiet corner and read a book, or write, or study.

  • Help

    Help

    Willing to take part in the tasks we need to get done. Easy going and flexible, with the ability of both joining in with the house, and spending time on their own pursuits.
    We are always interested in any skills such as gardening, forestry, as well as any building knowledge. However, we have found that most skills are easy to pick up , such as strimming and weeding!
    We particularly enjoy people who help around the house with daily chores such as dishes, fire lighting and general cleaning.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I am an English teacher. I speak French and Spanish.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Own bedroom (shared if a couple). Shared bathroom with 2 others. The house has 6 bedrooms, and 3 common rooms.

    The household generally eats dinner together. Breakfast and lunch we each cook for ourselves, and often eat together. However, we have had helpers who cooked for themselves. We prefer not to hosts vegans because it can get complicated as we are omnivores. We have however hosted vegetarians and fit meals around it. Food and cooking is a big deal in our home. We love cooking and discovery new recipes thanks to our helper friends.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It's West Cork. What more can I say- sure where would you be going?

  • 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 all work from home. We have good internet connection. The room is big and has a desk.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We live 10km from town, so having transportation is a real bonus. We are happy for people to take days off to explore the area or travel around Ireland.

  • 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


Host ref number: 381277845893