Join our sporty family in the countryside near Kinsale, Ireland

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  • Last activity: 23/01/2023




  • Description


    We are a sporty family and love the outdoors. Harry( a retired English teacher) still rides and Florence spends lots of time doing activities with and teaching Juanita. Harriet plays Rugby Heather plays Soccer and Juanita does Ballet Heather and Harry also have horses of their own.
    The older girls are studying in college but off and traveling for the summer.
    We are big into healthy eating and Florence is 'mostly' vegetarian.....
    Our house is old but we never stop working on will have your own room ...we have high speed broadband so keeping in touch is not a problem.
    We are a busy family but you will have lots of time off and freedom to do whatever you like
    Florence's mother lives with us in her own apartment adjacent to the house....she is 91 so not as actie as she once was.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    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 have a car that you can use to explore the area and get to know the history and the culture.....the country is opening up slowly as covid has been an issue for us as well.
    Harry is a retired English teacher so helping people with the language is not a problem and explaining things is actually fun. Florence an Harry are both Psychotherapists and people who stay with us usual learn a lot about people and in particular about different child rearing and support practices....being able to discuss things like this and ask questions is usually an enriching experience for people who stay with us.
    there are lots of opportunities to get involved in sport or cultural activities ... as Cork is a University City that is big enough to provide opportunities to do almost anything you might like to try yet small enough to get around and get to know easily....generally people are very welcoming of outsiders and enjoy helping them,,,,
    We keep and train horses, we have dogs ,cats ,chickens,ducks...and we are forever building things or fixing machines so there is lots to learn ....
    with us there is always things to be learned, don't worry!

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    We need someone to come and help us from august/September The help involves providing companionship and general light housework shopping and some driving.
    We live on a small farm about 8k from Cork city on the south coast of Ireland. The area is
    called Ballinhassig and is also about 8k from the very popular tourist town of Kinsale.
    Cork is a university city with a thriving night life and facilities to do almost anything you can
    We keep horses for riding and breeding. Harry and Heather (18) both have Horses
    and we also have other quiet riding horses. We are also training others.
    Juanita(13) is starting secondary school in September. Florence is a
    psychotherapist and she has her own small clinic on our land where she sees people.
    Harry is a retired English teacher but works mainly as a counselor in a second level school in Cork.
    We are a sporty family. There are lots of places to go walking around our house and
    Juanita loves going down the fields or visiting other farms around to see the animals. Harry rides with a hunt/club in the winter and the girls also play soccer rugby and hockey. We have enough bicycles for everyone so you will not be bored. We also have 2 dogs and we keep hens and ducks.
    Our house is typically Irish, and you will have your own room in the new extension .....we are big into healthy you can get involved in whatever you like.
    The area around here is very beautiful.....most people who visit really like it. The winters are normally mild/not very cold and snow/ice is unusual.
    However you never know what kind of winter is coming.....we spend our lives guessing.
    There are lots of other au pairs working in the area and it is very easy to meet up with them.
    We have a spare car that you can use as it is mostly not needed by anyone else so you
    could use that when ever you want.
    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Yours sincerely

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will have a room in our home with a fridge and kettle, you will also have full access to the kitchen and are more than welcome to share all meals with us and in any activity that is going on.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Workaway will need a full drivers licence. Kinsale is our nearest town and is a very popular tourist attraction. Cork is the second largest city in Ireland and is 15 minutes away.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    any size not a problem

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 521196124447

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