Come and get to know us and discover our rich culture in Scarriff, Ireland

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    29/10/2020

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family with three children, aged 8, 12 and 16, originally from Germany and America. We recently moved onto a beautifully situated 46 acres site where we are in the process to establish our hobby farm, garden and a respite care house for people with special needs. We have 11 alpacas, 2 goats with kids, 40 sheep, 9 chickens and 5 cats.
    We are gradually introducing bio-dynamic methods to the garden and farm. We are in the process of building a new house and are hoping to landscape a disused quarry.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    During your stay you will get to know a few people who live and think slightly different than main stream society. There is a rich cultural life in the area, particular to mention is the Festival of traditional Irish music from the 8th to the 13th of August.
    When you are there whilst we are building you may pick up a few useful skills for renovating a home.
    We expect workawayers to help a little bit with household tasks additional to the normal helping hours.

  • Help

    Help

    We would like help with gardening, fencing, building a shed, animal care and a little help in the house we are building e.g. painting, tiling, flooring.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be sleeping in a large caravan, which has running water, a small bathroom, electricity and a gas oven. You can join the (vegetarian) meals with the family or provide your own food and cook for yourself. The caravan is very quiet, you only will hear the birds and occasionally the sheep or the neighbours cows.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated 5 min drive from a small town from where there is a bus to bigger towns. You can have the use of a bicycle. 10 min away is a large lake with possibilities for watersports and fishing. We have a canoe and a kayak. The dramatic west coast (Cliffs of Moher) is 1 1/2 hours away and a bit closer is a fascinating limestone landscape with ancient monuments and an abundance of wild flowers.
    Helping time is flexible and there is no problem if you want to take a few days off to explore the wider surroundings. You are also welcome to come along on family outings.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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