Help me renovate my old stone cottage using sustainable materials at a surf spot in Co.Donegal, Ireland



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    I am renovating an old stone cottage in Cloughwally, Lettermacaward, Co.Donegal, Ireland overlooking Traighenna Bay. I intend to bring it back to its former use as a smallholding growing vegetables and having a couple of donkeys and goats and some rescued hens. All my life I have been strongly involved in DIY culture and music so I would like to turn it into a place were bands and individuals can come and relax and work e.g.record their music in a little studio space. I hold a master in Fine Arts as well as a degree in German as Foreign Language - I am originally from Berlin, Germany but partially grew up in Ireland because my father lives in Co.Leitrim.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a lovely spot with many friendly people around, some great pubs with traditional music going on on a regular basis, with a surf beach 5km by bike/car and the Bluestack Mountains behind the house. As I am a teacher for German as a foreign language (teaching adults) you could of course benefit from that as well as enjoy this beautiful spot.

  • Help


    I am renovating an old stone cottage trying to use sustainable materials in Cloughwally
    I would welcome a carpenter to help me build a shed for donkeys and goats and a compost toilet and other bits..
    I did a lot of renovating myself but some things I just can't do alone because of lifting and lack of experience and I am pretty bad at exact measurements:) Would like to share with an open-minded person, also trying to use sustainable materials.
    If the weather allows I need to do outdoor works like clearing several overgrown areas, wood chopping and gardening.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

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  • Accommodation


    A little comfi caravan just for yourself. It has a kitchenette and bed and you could use bathroom / shower in the house. I would provide food and cook (vegetarian) or we could do it together.

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    What else ...

    On the wild atlantic way, bus to Letterkenny/Donegal town. Connecting flight from Carrickfinn Airport to Dublin. I have a car and could get you.

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    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

    I have a (female young) dog, so maybe having a cat visit is not so great.

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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