Come and help in a countryside setting close to Dublin airport in Leinster, Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    Immediate start available for the right candidate! We look forward to hearing from you.


    We have organised a camping option so that new workawayers can isolate for 2 weeks after travelling from abroad, The "bedroom" is a small tree house. It is not insulated and it is not overly comfortable. Let me be clear THIS IS CAMPING. You will have sole access to a bathroom via it's own entrance in our house. Please take care to understand this option, thanks.



    We are a busy family home with 4 young children from 3 years to 11 years old.
    Alongside of family life we grow organic vegetables, have a small hen and egg production project, our first bees, some horses and the beginnings of an orchard and lots of ideas about eco projects too - we have lots and lots to do in a positive and relaxed environment.

    We are looking for people with initiative, ideas and motivation to get things done.

    We are only beginning our journey of becoming more waste efficient and self-sustainable, so we would love people who we could learn from.
    We do expect people who can actually help, not just have some notion about what help might be. If you haven't been shown how to sweep a floor you are probably not the right candidate for us. Please be honest so that we can manage each other’s expectations-It will save us all a lot of time.

    We do like to have a laugh too so being able to take a lighthearted view of it all helps - It has to be fun and work well for everyone.

    Send us a mail and we can share more pics and give a better idea of our profile on IG.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Language, culture and experience.
    Carpentry and building.
    Growing fruit and veg.
    Develop our hen and bee projects.
    We are 45 mins from Dublin city centre so can offer the best of both worlds .

  • Help

    Help

    Our aim is to always have a few workawayers, with roles being split between ‘inside’ with the children and ‘outside’ helping on the various projects. We already have a lot of project ideas, but are looking for upbeat people to get things going. Projects include finishing off the workawayer accomodation, keeping the organic vegetable garden and poly tunnel in order, expanding the hen project, or anything else that you want to get your hands dirty or involved in!

    The most important role is taking care of the children. Without this we can't do any of our projects. The help involved is mainly watching over our 2 youngest girls, preparing them food and keeping the house tidy during the day. We have a few workawayers but this role will only be for the children. We give preference to those available for longer stays.

    We try to alternate roles depending on how busy we are

    We give preference to workawayers who have demonstrated independence and maturity in previous workaways. Our aim is to have the workawayer team entirely independent from our home so people who want to live and share with fellow travellers is a must.

    We are always interested in hosting workawayers with particular skill sets - please let us know particularly if you have a craft, trade or skill.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner
    Romanian: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have been hard at it completing the workawayer flat, which is self-sufficient from our home. The flat has two separate bedrooms so depending on the amount of workawayers at the time bedrooms may be shared. Workawayers will have their own fully equipped kitchen, lounge with TV and computer. All food will be provided. You will be expected to cook for yourselves.

    The town of Dunshaughlin is also an easy 15 minute walk away.

    Workawayers have asked that we note that although the village is close by it is not a pleasant walk especially in Winter time, there are no footpaths and particularly when it is dark it is potentially dangerous.

    We also now have our tree house for isolation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Close to Dublin city but still immersed in country life. Great construction and carpentry experience to be had.
    Lots and lots to do. Just over one mile to our local village which has a great bus service to the city and to the airport.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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