Lively family welcomes help to clear woodland paths and tidy garden Wicklow, Ireland

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 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description



    Apologies for those looking for us over the winter, we logged out…!

    Looking for help for the summer months. We need help with the animals, kids and weeds in the fields and garden!

    We are a Family of 6 - 4 boys. 2 older ones away and 2 13&7 at home. Life is busy. Jim and Harriet both work, Harriet from home. We have just renovated our house and need pro active helpers to make the outside as smart!

    Our woods are 25 acres - mix of deciduous and spruce.
    Harriet is a great cook. It's a good place to be for those who want to muck in and help make the outside of our house keep up with the inside!!
    We only want people who are enthusiastic fun and willing to really help us make a difference to our small plot.
    We’re trying to go fully organic with no weed killers, synthetic fertilisers etc. We breed pigs for meat. They’re lovely but need to be given new areas, so clearing for fencing in the woods is a big thing.

    Ideally you don’t mind being waste high in brambles with a strimmer in hand or on your knees weeding, or helping chop wood..
    We have 4 horses, 3 dogs, hens and 17 pigs.

    Another interesting, though probably unrealistic one is our aim to build a wood fired sauna. If you have the skills to help direct us in this we would be massively grateful.

    2 miles from the sea for cooling dips post help...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Come help us make our house complete. We love it here, by the sea, looking at a gorgeous hill that you can explore. It's a special place and because we both work we can't get on top of clearing in the woods and making the outside special. Come help us. We’re trying to make our land sustainable, hard work but worth it in the long run.

    Lots of chat to learn English and decent food, lots of it homegrown. We have our own pork!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We’d like help in the garden, fields and woods
    Everything is growing and we need help to tame it. We don’t use chemicals so it’s all about pulling, weeding and strimming.

    If you’re into making tree houses or dens that would be a massive bonus for the boys!!

    Building a wood fired sauna is our ultimate aim.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Single bedroom, double bedroom. Great space, table tennis, in our house, Wet room, bath room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We overlook the most beautiful Beach in County Wicklow while having the hills on our doorstep but Dublin only a 1 hour bus ride away. We also have horses and animals that you will also be able to help look after.

  • 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

    Fully connected fibre with a table / desk in room by their room

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 561691879493


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