Help in our organic garden in Munster, Whitegate, Ireland

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    We are Stephen [English], and Froukje [Dutch].
    We have a cat, 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. We stopped attending the Limerick Market at the end of 2021, and now have a small box scheme, and attend a local market in Mountshannon, once a month.
    The work is mainly in the garden, but we also have a lot of buildings to maintain. We do our best to vary the work, and so as well as the usual jobs connected with growing vegetables, there is a mix of other work, including food preserving, painting, collecting firewood, cleaning and cooking.
    Please only apply if you are committed to joining us, and have an interest in simple living.
    We do not use chemicals in the garden, and for the most part anywhere else.
    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.
    We enjoy meeting people, and hearing their stories, but enjoy our peace and solitude as well, so it probably suits people who are happy on their own at times.
    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
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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 is connected to 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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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


    You will have your own bedroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a beautiful area, close to a large lake.
    Public transport is available and so you can travel around on your time off.
    We can advise you on where to go, and how to get there.
    We will probably take you on a trip, to see the famous Cliffs of Moher and/or The Burren National Park, during your stay.
    Sorry, but we do not cater for Vegans, and we do not accept smokers.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 466585966563

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