We live close to the border of Northern Ireland in an amazing area which has recently become the first Cross Border Global Geo Park in Europe, full of ancient sites and beautiful landscape. We have a small farm with horses, a donkey, chickens, 2 dogs, a cat and a ferret. Our aims: to become self-sufficient and conservation. We have rare butterflies and orchids on the farm. In the local area there are deers, buzzards, peregrines, eagles and much more. We love to play music and to exchange stories. Andy is a tourist guide, Isabella is an Artist and a Holistic Therapist. We are vegetarians.
Occasionally we hold events such as the Maypole dance.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
There are many benefits from cultural exchange, anything from horticulture to building, to history, site seeing of ancient places, myths and legends, music, healing, art and much more.
We are looking for self-motivated, reliable and responsible people to come and help us with our projects: conservation project and restoring an old cottage. Amongst the many things we do on our farm, we are also involved with the local Tidy Town group to help keep the environment clean and a place we can all enjoy in close relationship with nature.
We prefer people with some skills in both building and gardening a little help around the kitchen, but we also welcome people with no experience. We are open to anyone with whatever skills they have to offer.
Please, no time wasters. Self-sufficiency is a way of life, one which we are proud to enjoy its fruits and we love to share with others. Looking forward to sharing this beautiful experience with you.
A caravan, with electricity and electric radiator. A bedroom in the house depending on availability.
In your time off you can visit the local ancient sites, if Andy is available he might be able to come along with you and give you a tour. We have bicycles which our volunteers can use during their free time. There are lakes and mountains that you can visit, there is an outdoor pursuit centre approximately 15 km away, where you might be able to go kayaking on Lough Allen (depending on availability) there are a lot of music festivals in the area.
There is an art centre where you may be able to attend clay workshops and other art workshops or events.
There are buses that will take you to big towns such as Sligo and Enniskillen, but anything else you can travel by bicycle or hitchhiking or taxis. Sometimes we may be able to bring you to some places, but only when we are able to do so.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours per day