Small renovation projects around our home in idyllic and remote part of Co. Donegal, Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of four; two adults and two children (ages 7 and 10). We are in the process renovating a house in a remote part of co. Donegal. It is in an idyllic location, with a lake and six acres of woodland and garden. We are looking for help with any the following projects: painting, to restore an old boat house, build a pier, build a wood store, fix a footpath, etc. transport is not essential but would be beneficial given the remote location. It is a 1.5 km walk to the pub and 5 km to the village. We have an organic garden which we have developed over the last year. We can accommodate individuals, couples, and groups up to four.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They can learn gardening skills, fishing, boating (we have a small lake). The area is really beautiful for walks, cycling etc. When larger groups are present there is a separate kitchen and sitting room that workawayers can use.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help in the form of manual tasks, particularly welcome persons with skills in painting, gardening, building repairs or general maintenance to help alongside us while we are renovating a boat shed, building a wood shed and building a pier into the lake. Note that we provide accommodation and food or a food budget. We decide this depending on the number of workawayers at a given time.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Irish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two an attic room available for the sole use of the workaway.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The host is located in a remote part of Co. Donegal, the nearest village being Gortahork which is approx 1.5 miles away. Nearby are beautiful beaches (approx 3 miles), hills (approx 1 mile). Activities include swimming, hill walking, sailing (we have a small boat that can be used), surfing.

    The house is a large old house, with four bedrooms, two living areas, and a lake. We have a polytunnel and veg garden (organic).

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day for 5 days per week



Host ref number: 466758252388