Farm and Forest in County Kildare, rural Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    I am a middle aged man, widower of 3years. I live in county Kildare, about 40 minutes from Dublin, in rural Ireland on a farm, with a 18 year old forest. The house is quite secluded, down a long country avenue. Farm and forest adjoins bog of Allen. Enterprises include cattle and forestry. I also have 4 dogs, hens, ducks and 2 donkeys.
    I would prefer volunteers over the age of 25, who are quite self sufficient, able for physical work and are happy to stay far from a town.
    Work would include between 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. I live around 10 minutes drive from the local town, Enfield and would be willing to drop and collect you to local transport (trains and buses) with notice at weekend.
    House has good WIFI and Sky TV.
    Food will be available and helper will have use of kitchen. Dinners will be cooked by host most days, but you may be required to cook for yourself occasionally, when I'm not available.
    No smoking in the house or forest.
    Good spoken English essential, as you must be able to understand instructions for health and safety purposes.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Ideal for nature lovers and those who enjoy long walks, and the peace and tranquility of country life. Local wildlife includes rabbits, foxes, deer, badgers, pine martens and squirrels.

  • Help

    Help

    The work would include help with forestry, such as drawing timber up from the wood, chopping wood, assisting with sawing of wood.
    Feeding animals- cows, dogs, donkeys, hens daily, and assisting with daily care of animals.
    House sitting when owner is away occasionally.
    General maintenance and cleaning of farm.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation would include a guest bedroom in a warm, comfortable farmhouse with shared bathroom. I can accommodate couples, singles (male) or 2 friends. Minimum stay of 2 weeks, maximum of 6 weeks, with longer periods negotiable.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Helper is free to travel evenings or weekends, but can also stay at the house if preferred.
    My house is about less than an hour from Dublin and 2 hours from Galway with frequent bus and train service available in local town (Enfield), which is a ten minute drive away. I can drop and collect you from local transport once notice is given.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours per day, 5 days a week

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