Garden & Maintain & help instigate ecoProjects at Ireland's first & favourite Ecolodge.



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We are one Irish guy and one Brasilian guy: recently married. We run the Ecolodge as a workshop/ retreat space. We have our own separate little house on the grounds - on weekends. We are seeking workawayer couple from April to October 2018 and ideally a long term duo to help maintain organic gardens and to run/ maintain the marvelous place.
    We ourselves are only on site 3 days per week; the weekends. So the ideal couple could also have occasional use of an apartment in Dublin for when it has a group making entire use of the facility or when they want an urban break. This year's luxury items are possibly to fix up our two wind turbines and put them back up and create a year round grow area.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The realities of sustainable living are the sum of the parts of the participants. If folk are lazy / dreamy we buy grub in the shops - if they are not we pluck it from the garden.
    They will learn how to do hippy stuff ( permacultural ) if one is not a German; or how to have a go at sustainable stuff despite short-attention-span gay mind.
    Colum is a documentary film maker and writer and experimenter in building and eco-energy methods.
    Renato is a pharmacist with special interest in medical properties of herbs.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Across 2018 we are aiming to create an optimal outdoor garden. If we get enough good people we want to create a sunken pollytunnel for year round veg growth. Practical people essential: folk who if they don't know things delight in figuring out solutions. We would love to re-install our wind turbines this year; catch some wind by winter .

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Irish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    we are seeking a couple or two friends who can really plug in long term. Food is provided and workawayers would help prep it and clear up. We operate a 25 hour week, 5 days of 5 hours per week. For a long term couple that would be 40 hours her week ( 20 each ). when we get to that constancy of said couple between them and us we think about bringing in other workawayers on a project by project basis.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our ecolodge sits mid the greatest concentration of megalithic remains in Western Europe. There are lakes to swim in, fish, SUP in/on. There is half an hour away one of the best surfing beaches in Europe at Strandhill. There are a few bikes to get around on. The bus is 40 minute walk or 15 minute cycle away. British Vogue just this week voted Sligo the best destination in the world to visit - well Macho me Pichoooh !!!

  • 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, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 466449255826