Help on my retirement smallholding in Dunlewey Donegal, Ireland



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    I am a retired medical practitioner from Scotland and have lived in this new house and smallholding for the past six years. Polytunnel gardening, exploring the history and geography of the area, take up most of my time.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They would acquire basic polytunnel gardening skills, experience of helping on an organic smallholding in a remote and rural Gaeltacht community with access to folk music, and an Irish language centre,
    The smallholding is in Dunlewey Donegal, Ireland, located among the Deryveagh Mountains overlooking Lough Nacung, at the foot of Errigal Mountain and a short walk from the Poison Glen.
    Glenveigh Castle and National Park are nearby.
    Famous historical and archeological sites in the vicinity.
    Excellent hill walking opportunities abound.
    Kayaking, cycling, golfing, horse riding, and fishing are all easily available.
    The Dunlewey Cultural Centre is less than five minutes walk away with historical video presentations, and boat trips on Dunlewey Lough. There is a theatre, restaurant, bookshop and gift shop within the Dunlewey Centre.
    Boat trips to the offshore islands of Arranmore, Tory, and Gola are all short distances away.

  • Help


    Help welcomed to maintain the raised beds in a polytunnel, and general gardening activities on my retirement smallholding.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Two comfortable, warm bedrooms, above a recently built workshop.
    WC in the workshop
    Access to a shower and bathroom in the adjacent house.
    Access to a modern kitchen and dining room

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I would be happy to drive helpers to local tourist attractions, and outdoor activities described above.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I have good WiFi

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 494533313847