☆☆☆ We host people for one or two weeks only. ☆☆☆
☆☆☆ We are hoping this will appeal to people taking some time away from their jobs/working life to come and work alonside us and enjoy being in the countryside. The work we do involves alot of manual labour, if you have a back problem/condition, this work will not suit you. ☆☆☆
☆☆☆ Our big projects for 2023 is to build a workshop and work on creating our back garden. This will be done along side our every day jobs on the allottment, garden and in the house. Please bring old clothes to wear as clothes will get dirty and possibly damaged. ☆☆☆
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 work alongside us, people that have reasonable English, who are easy going, friendly, relaxed that will fit in to our little family.
We are Mary, Eddy, & Pip and Daisy.
Pip is a Yorkshire Terrier Cross, Daisy is a Jack Russell. 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 five outdoor cat, Marley, Blackie, Cathy, Izzy & Nelly, free range chickens, geese and we also keep Bee's.
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 loves long walks, 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 and enjoy long walks 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.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are no public transport links from our village to local towns but we do go to Clonmel and Dungarvan regularly and you are welcome to join us. We will also collect you and bring you to any busses you need while you are with us so you can go on adventures while you are here.
People can travel by bus to most citys in Ireland from Clonmel and Dungarvan. We are happy to help you plan any trips you would like to take on days off. You are also welcome to stay at our house on days off.
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.
- 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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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