Help with a variety of projects and be one of the family in a beautiful rural location near Clonmel, Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi

    ☆☆☆ In 2022, we are looking to host people for one or two weeks at the most. We are hoping this will appeal to people taking some time away from their jobs/working life to come and enjoy working alonside us and enjoy being in the countryside. ☆☆☆

    ☆☆☆ Our projects for 2022 involve working on our front garden, back garden and daily chores in our allottment. It involves alot of digging and wheelbarrow work. All this work will be done alongside us. No experience necessary just enthusiasm and willingness to help. This work does involve manual labour, if you have a back problem/condition, this project will not suit you. ☆☆☆

    Are you looking to stay in a beautiful quiet rural location in Ireland?

    We are located close the scenic Nire Valley, West Waterford. We own a cottage and small holding on an acre of land in the middle of the family farm.

    We are looking for individuals to help alongside us who have reasonable English, who are easy going, friendly and relaxed that will fit in to our little family. We are Mary, Eddy, & Pip and Daisy.

    Pip is a 5 year old Yorkshire Terrier Cross, Daisy is a Jack Russell is aged 1. Both are a very important part of our family. Pip and Daisy live in our family home so you need to like dogs if you choose to come here and also have no allergies to animals.

    We have two outdoor cats, free range chickens, geese and we also keep Bee's. Our gander Noel and his lady friend Demelza are excellent lawn mowers. Mudgy & Marley are our cats. They are stray cats who adopted us as their parents. They love a tickle as you walk past.

    We keep bee's very near our house, if you are allergic to bee's then we are not the host for you.

    If you do smoke, we would ask that you smoke outside. If you like to cook, we would welcome anything you would like to contribute to the family. We keep the pantry well stocked.

    Before you arrive we will contact you about food you like to eat so we can have food you like in our pantry when you arrive. Please be honest when first contacting us to come and stay about your dietary requirements, such as being vegetarian, especially if you require soya products, gluten free or vegen products (Our vegetables are not grown in the vegan style, we use animal manure in our growing beds). Telling us when you arrive is too late as we do not have soya/gluten free or vegen products in our pantry and the local town/supermarket that stocks such products is 10 miles away.

    A bit about me, Mary. I am an animal lover who likes to run and walk, you are welcome to join me. I love pottering around with different jobs on our property. I really enjoy tending to our vegetables and flowers that we grow. I love baking bread, cakes, scones and savoury dishes. If you would like to try some traditional Irish food I'm very happy to bake and cook those meals for you to try. I love to camp in the summer in the mountains and by the sea, you are welcome to join me.

    A bit about Eddy. Eddy loves rugby & football. He will turn his hand to anything. Eddy always has some project or two on the go. Eddy is fantastic at DIY, building & upcycling. He is great at teaching people who wish to learn these kind of skills. Eddy makes his own homebrew ALES which we to consume here at home. Every summer Eddy likes to go sea fishing from local Piers, we have spare rods for anyone wishing to join us.

    Pip and Daisy are very energetic. Pip goes running two or three times a week and walks with Daisy every day. They will demand tickles and belly rubs on a daily basis.

    We love meeting people from other countries and cultures. We love sharing our culture with people and learning new things from our Workawayers about their countries, traditions and lives.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    People who come from a city/town back ground will find it different living with us in the country lifestyle. They will learn skills such as poultry husbandry, looking after and allottment learning skills such as mowing, strimming, big and small scale weeding, fencing & painting.

  • Help

    Help

    If you love animals and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, then why not come and stay with us for a while.

    People will help approx 4 to 5 hours a day. We do things in a relaxed chilled out pace with plenty of tea breaks.

    If the weather is very hot we work early morning and then we work late in the afternoon avoiding the heat of the midday sun between 11am & 3-4pm.

    We need help with alot of weeding, mowing, strimming, building jobs. We will need help with planting vegetables, looking after them as they grow, harvesting, blanching and pickling vegetables ready to store at home for our consumption throughout the year. We also need help with fencing, diy projects, gardening, composting, painting outside on dry days & inside the house on wet days and looking after our animals. Alot of the work does involve manual labour, if you have a back problem/condition, much of this work will not suit you.

    A few times a year we need help harvesting and processing honey from the bee's, making homemade ale from natural grain, making chutney and Jam from our fruit trees and raspberry bushes. All the homemade ale, honey, jams and chutneys we make here is for consumption here at home only.

    You would have your own double room in our home, meals and access to WIFI in exchange for your help.

    You do not need to have experience or certain skills, just enthusiasm and a willingness to turn your hand to anything.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Intermediate

    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

    Accommodation

    You will have your own double room in the family home, a newly refurbished 200 year old cottage. You will be treated as part of the family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    People can go walking locally in the woods and on the country roads. People can walk on the local mountains, the Comeraghs and the Knockmealdowns. Waterford Greenway is just over 20 miles from our house. Clonea Strand and Ardmore are 25 miles away. The Rock of Cashel is 25 miles away. Cahir Castle is 15 miles away.

    GETTING TO US:

    JJ KAVANAGH BUS
    - this bus goes to clonmel from Dublin Airport or Dublin city. Get off the Showgrounds opposite the Army Barracks.

    BUS EIREANN 
    - to get to Clonmel from Dublin Airport you need to get the Dublin to Cork bus. Get off in Cahir and get on the Limerick to Waterford bus and get off at Clonmel Train Station. 

    If your Travelling from any other town or city, Bus Eireann is the company that will get you to Clonmel.

    You can get your travel insurance through the Workaway site.

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

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