Eco renovation project using recycled materials on my 200 year old farm house in Ireland

  • Ireland
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  • Last activity: 26/01/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    I am a traditional builder and project developer where possible using recycled material, currently renovating 200 year old farm house.

    The aim is to get the garden started and basic things such as cutting grass and planting trees and lot garden help with vegetables .

    The house is part of a long term project to develop adjoining farm to teach sustainable living.
    I love cook and have good chat and enjoy life ,we have a dog that live and they love company. Our policy here is one of passive lifestyle with no anger or negative energy.

    ATTITUDE........ is all important here as we wish to have love and harmony in our home.
    this project not a business.

    We heat the house with wood we harvest on the farm with back up system of LPG and try to live in sustainable way and conserve natural resources, I enjoy peace and there is positive energy in the house,all here strive for good karma.

    We grow as much food as possible and have large garden to keep with fruit and veg also tree planting this year.

    A great deal of time is spend in the garden and volunteers should have interest in this project..When it's busy we can do longer days exchange time with you.

    At weekend while free from day help your tidying and cooking is the volunteers responsibility. Transport here is limited but a bus leaves local village Monday to Friday each morning to Limerick. Normally i can pick you up and drop you to nearest bus , many thanks, patrick

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    english langauge , gardening , veg growing, carpentry , building ,woodwork ,also bee keeping

  • Help


    At the moment we are developing house and land with organic roots in Irish countryside. There is garden help, , cutting wood , weeding. digging, planting veg fencing cleaning, building
    We have also light building project develop rooms and building and we will teach trades to volunteer as we progress we are open to male or female candidates..... All are expected to help clean and cook in the house....., we will gladly teach what we know to all.

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    We do have wet boots here so if not your size you can purchase locally.
    You will need money for your BEER or WINE if you like and also personnel goods LIKE CHOCLATE ETC..
    Sharing room as in hostel is common here so be prepared to share !
    If you stay the weekend be prepared to tidy up after meals and do washing to keep the place in order and clean.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Irish: Beginner

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

  • Accommodation


    3 bedroom house with shower and toilet washing machine etc
    old house renovated to new standard. new kitchen being constructed at this time. . Kitchen is still under construction but usable.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in glen of aherlow which is scenic national park and has fishing horse riding and forest park biking trail, hiking trail. 2 miles from galbally village, soccer , football, rugby,tennis, hunting ,pubs etc. tipperary is 10 k away and Mitcheltown 14 k. transport is limited locally many people hitchhike.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25..... hours per week depending on demand normally in 5 days with weekend off

Host ref number: 4111923544db

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Help in our garden and caring for our animals from mid June till mid Sept no horse riding experience necessary for these months.
Cleaning up garden, sheds and inside a large, old house in Birr, Ireland