Hemp building and childcare in Northern Ireland


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    We are a Christian family of 6 in rural Northern Ireland. Mummy is at home, with 4 children (13, 11, 5 and 2) and lots of pets :)
    Daddy travels with work a lot.
    We home educate and have lots of fun and outings. We love getting outside in the fresh air to walk the dog (he's big!) and ride bicycles. The children also love climbing trees and getting thoroughly muddy!
    We are trying to grow our own vegetables (help needed) and we have some chickens and geese.
    We do have food allergies in our house - particularly gluten and dairy. We are learning about healthy eating and healing through diet. Our diet does not mix well with vegetarians and really doesn't work with vegans (apart from puddings!).
    We are still extending our house in 2018 and welcome anyone with experience building with hempcrete, but also those interested in gaining experience! This is not a pure eco-build, as some compromises have been reached for practical purposes.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Gain experience of hemp building. We are also happy to help with learning/improving English and animal care.

  • Help


    During 2017 we have been building a hempcrete extension to our house. This is still very much an ongoing project for 2018/9. We would like help with all aspects of the build from site clearing, through to laying hemp and finishing details. Please get in touch if you have any relevant experience especially working with lime. As we have lots of children and animals you also need to be child and animal friendly :)

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    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Own room provided (single bed) and shared family bathroom. However during building works we will all need to be flexible in where we are prepared to sleep! All of our current bedrooms will be affected by the building works at some point.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 20 miles from Belfast (direct train) and there is a bus outside the door, but only about 3 times a day! Lough Neagh is very close. You could also do a day trip to the Giant's Causeway or to Dublin. If you stay longer it may be possible to arrange English language classes in Lisburn (during term). There is lots and lots of lovely, green countryside!

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

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

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