Help around our family home and garden in the countryside near Mullingar, Ireland



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    Hi! We are an irish family...mum, dad and 4 girls aged 15yrs, 13yrs, 11yrs and 9yrs and our 2 cats, 1 pony and 8 hens! We live in the countryside 10km from Mullingar, a medium sized town in the centre of Ireland. We have a spare double room in our house and are offering bed and board in return for some help around the hous as well as outside with the pony and in the garden and some babysitting too if suitable. So experience with horses or ponies is an advantage. Our home is a busy one but full of life and activity and we are pretty easy going. We have travelled widely in the past before we had our children so we have great interest in other cultures and in sharing ours.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We would hope that by living with our family travellers could get an insight into life in ireland and sample the culture here, while at the same time sharing their culture with us.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are looking to welcome some help with our pony and also in the garden such as cutting grass and weeding and general tidying up around the yard. We also would like some painting done inside and outside. If suitable some babysitting also but this is not essential. After that we are open to whatever else you have to offer!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Irish: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Italian: 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


    We have a large double room in our house with a shared bathroom next to the bedroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our home could be the ideal base from which to travel around ireland and indeed around europe if you are coming from further afield. In our own area the beautiful lakes make for plenty of watersports...sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and fishing. There are scenic cycle ways along our canal system and a multitude of sports and outdoor pursuits to expereince. Music is strong in our area and so there are various festival throughout the summer. We are only an hour from Dublin, renowned for its marvellous cultural events and great nightlife! PS I can speak french and some italian (and a little spanish!).

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 422783135218