Help in our organic garden in Munster, Whitegate, Ireland




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  • Description


    We are Stephen [English], and Froukje [Dutch], and our 19 year old daughter Rose.
    We have two cats, Charles and Jasper, and a dog Lily. We also have a small flock of chickens and ducks.
    We grow a range of fruit and vegetables, which we used to sell at a weekly market in Limerick, but I have now stopped my business. I continue to grow vegetables, and there is always plenty of work outside [and inside when it's raining].
    We are also busy renovating our house, so you may be asked to help with that as well.
    Please only apply if you are committed to joining us, and have an interest in simple living.
    We work to organic principles.
    If you are interested in learning about organic gardening, then I am very willing to share my knowledge with you.
    We live in a beautiful area,close to Lough Derg. We have canoes,and bicycles which you can use. There is a Table Tennis table, masses of board games, and hundreds of DVD's. The nearest village [pub,post office] is 5 minutes by bike.
    Froukje plays several instruments,and runs a small choir.
    We welcome people to our home, to be a part of our family, and to take part in all of our family life.
    Sorry, but we do not cater for Vegans, and we don't take smokers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We enjoy sharing ideas, and stories. Stephen can teach you about gardening. Froukje is a good baker, and you are welcome to join her choir for the duration of your stay.
    Stephen helps organise an annual arts festival in Mountshannon which happens every June bank holiday weekend, and is always interested in meeting artists and people interested in the arts in all its myriad forms.

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  • Help


    We like everyone to feel at home during their stay with us, and to work alongside us as part of the family. Most help is in the garden, but there are often small building projects and general maintenance projects.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Comfortable room, sometimes sharing with one other person.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live close to Lough Derg, and have canoes.
    We will take you to see the famous Cliffs of Moher during your stay.
    Sorry, but we do not cater for Vegans, and we do not accept smokers.

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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.

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 466585966563