Help us around our family home and get to know a beautiful part of Ireland



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We are a young family of 5 looking to offer a cultural exchange to a workawayer. My husband and I work very hard during the summer but only during office hours and we are looking for a kind, fun, friendly, trustworthy and exciting female to join our family to help with child care, household duties and cooking. The kids are a little older so taking care of them is easy but really what I want is someone who will get them out doors, teach them new things and help them make memories this summer. The work will be maximum 4 days per week and really will entail going for walks with the children, organising excursions. The children are 6 and 12, are very welcoming and friendly. They will have summer camps during the summer also so on those weeks you will have a lot of free time. You will be free every weekend to enjoy our beautiful town and its surroundings. We hope to learn from you and we look forward to sharing our home with you. We have welcomed many students into our home over the years from Italy, France, Spain and Canada and all have become and remain good friends. We are a close family and enjoy socialising as a family unit with bbqs etc. We are very good cooks and eat a wide variety of different foods and we welcome someone who also enjoys cooking who might like to share their culinary experiences with us. We enjoy a beer and a good glass of wine in the evening and you would be welcome to join us. We fine together for most meals and we all eat at the main kitchen table which is very important to us.

    We have two very friendly dogs named Bobbi and Skye who are our fur babies.

    We also have a 19 year old daughter who will be living at home this summer but she will be working locally. She is currently in University studying multimedia communications.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • 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

    In return for your work you will be given 3 meals a day and your own ensuite room. We have WiFi access. We live in a beautiful cosmopolitan tourist area of County Kerry and there is a bus service to major towns locally.

    There is a very friendly conversational English group which meets in a local pub once a week and I would be happy to introduce you. In addition there is also the option to attend English classes if you wish.

    This is the ideal opportunity for a workawayer or a couple to travel while having a cosy base in a beautiful part of Ireland.

  • Help


    We are looking for someone to help with the kids and general household duties, keeping the house tidy and cooking. I also hope to welcome someone who can teach the children French and help with guitar practice for my son who is 12.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We live in a detached house with a large garden and beautiful views. It is set in a quiet mountainous area but just 1.5km from town which is very safe to walk. You will have your own King size bedroom ensuite with power shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Ireland is a relatively small country so weekend trips to Cork, Dublin, Galway and Belfast are very doable as are trips to other countries like the UK, Germany and Spain from our local airports.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 4 days a week

Host ref number: 416994475142