Join in me in making my eco farm project come to life in Kenmare, Ireland

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Ireland

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    20/11/2020

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi there! My name is Darragh I’m 35 years old and live in a typical 150 year old Irish cottage in Kerry over looking the Atlantic Ocean on the wild Atlantic way. I am heavily involved in renewable electricity production and operate a number of small hydro electric power stations in the West Corkand Kerry mountains. I also own a small organic farm around my house and keep rare breed sheep . I am just undertaking building a 200m2 pollytunel for growing vegetables, this is a live project as I write this (July 2020). I also have just restored a separate cottage next to my house to a very high rustic standard and can provide a very nice separate place to stay.

    I am looking for someone to help finish the tunnel project and help out maintaining animals and the land in general. I love to cook for people and eat almost exclusively an organic diet.

    I also enjoy brewing lots of hedge row sparkling wines, beers and ciders depending on what time of year it is. I have been doing this for over 10 years and would be happy to share knowledge and know how of how to complete the fermentation process.

    I expect hard help for a few hours a day, I live 5Km from the town of Kenmare which is a vibrant little town known for the food and music scene. I can provide an electric bicycle if you like for you to travel to town of explore the local area.

    My little farm is not a commercial business and all produce is consumed locally on site throughout the year.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    I’m very easy going and love meeting new people and learning about different cultures.

    1 to 2 weeks

  • Help

    Help

    I would like light farm help, gardening and many other small tasks like playing with my dog and gathering produce. Would also love to learn more about cooking from other cultures.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Afrikaans: Beginner

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I have a separate cottage to my house which I just finished restoring last summer, it’s done to a high standard and you will have your own bedroom and bathroom with electric shower and free internet

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is lots to do and see around Kenmare town and the Local area

  • 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, 4 days a week


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