Volunteers welcome to help with gardening at an amazing house in Ireland

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    We moved into a derelict mansion nearly 4 years ago. When we moved in two weeks before Christmas 2015 there was no bathrooms, no kitchens, no electric, in fact not even a water supply. All the pipes had been cut for the heating and the place was a sorry mess.
    Since then we have worked and worked and got it up to the present condition.
    We are now running out of steam and desperately need some help. Nigel is not in good health so needs to take a rest for a while.
    At the start of covid we opened our home to people who needed a home. Not just somewhere to lodge for a few months but people who would love our home as much as we do.. Our home is now home to 6 of us.
    Our main problem area is the gardens. With nearly 2 acres we are hoping to find some help during the summer months. We have just purchased a poly tunnel and experimenting on growing our own veggies.
    When its rainy days we fill our time with getting more rooms ready for more people to have a home.
    I love cooking so you will be well fed. We aren’t that fit so only want to work about four hours a day so the rest of the time is relax or fun time. We have six dogs, eight cats, chickens (soon to have peacocks) and a boat which takes up the rest of our days. We also have an indoor swimming pool to cool off at the end of the day.
    We live near the border of Northern Ireland with beautiful country side all around us. Public transport is terrible so you must have your own transport or hitch a lift off us if we are going your way.

    The Help
    Anything and everything
    Gardening
    Painting
    Carpentry if you can
    Plumbing if you can
    Cleaning house
    House sitting
    Looking after pets

    What on offer
    Room with en-suite or room for van with plug in electric
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Use of swimming pool
    Boat trips
    Lots of dogs to cuddle (and walk)
    Friendly easy going couple

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    What’s on offer
    Room with en-suite or room for van with plug in electric
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    Use of swimming pool
    Boat trips
    Lots of dogs to cuddle (and walk)
    Friendly easy going couple
    Traditional Irish music with resident banjo player

  • Help

    Help

    The Help
    Anything and everything
    Gardening
    Painting
    Carpentry if you can
    Plumbing if you can
    Cleaning house

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    en-suite room
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner and anything in between

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Location is perfect if you like lakes, mountains, etc.
    Plenty of lakes for fishing.
    Nearest town is the island town of Enniskillen.
    Our cruiser boat is on Lough Erne.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 389639296887