Help needed in beautiful setting in Donegal, West of Ireland



Favourited 1059 times

  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Last activity


  • Last email replied

    Reply rate

    66.4 %

  • Last email replied

    Average reply time:

    within 5 days

  • Badges

    Top Host
Contact Register

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a married couple with twin 5 year old girls living on a beautiful hillside with 2 lakes - great for swimming, kayaking, and hiking - in Co. Donegal, near Donegal Town. We have just opened a 'glamping' eco lodge business having just finishing building a large and unique eco-lodge which is a reciprocal-roofed roundhouse with straw bale walls and an earth/grass roof. This is a communal building for our glamping guests and has a kitchen, dining & living areas, loos and showers.

    This autumn we need help with some building work and general maintenance -

    Running our business is now taking up all of our time so we need some extra help to take care of the daily chores, our vegetable garden and animals. If this is of interest to you please contact us.

    Work available; general maintenance, collecting firewood, vegetable gardening, light cleaning and feeding & maintenance of animals (chickens & donkeys).

    We will be building a small extension to our wooden cabin in the autumn and will need help with this.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers can sample what a simple/alternative rural lifestyle is like in the beautiful West of Ireland. There is also opportunity to meet other like-minded travellers from other parts of the world, as we usually host more than one volunteer at a time.

    Everyone works and eats together midweek. At weekends, as we have two very young children, we try to have family-time, so travellers are free to hang out together and enjoy the land here or go exploring beautiful Donegal or further. As we live on-site we're always here if you need us however.

  • Help


    We live in the wild and beautiful countryside of Donegal on the Wild Atlantic Way, overlooking two lakes, wildflower meadows and hills with views of Donegal Bay.

    Work available is general maintenance around our house and farm, collecting and chopping wood, strimming grass, clearing paths, cleaning, feeding animals and help with our vegetable garden.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French & Spanish

  • Accommodation


    We can offer travellers accommodation in caravans or in an old stone cottage which has a wood burning stove . The caravans have gas heating. They are both small and very basic!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 15 minutes from Donegal town on the North West coast of Ireland. It is an area of great natural beauty. 10 minutes drive from Rossnowlagh Beach - good for surfing. Great for hiking & cycling. There are lots of adventure sports in the area. We are on the Wild Atlantic Way - halfway between Ballyshannon and Donegal town. Both of which have regular buses to Dublin/Airport. There is also a great pub 5km away which has live music and a shop attached. The nearest village is 5km - it has a pub, a small shop and a post office.

    We would also like to remind non-EU volunteers that they may need a work or working-holiday visa to do Workaway in Ireland - if you do not have this type of visa and you are only entitled to come to Ireland on holiday then you are not allowed to do voluntary work in Ireland.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Our first yurt goes up!
Enjoying a sunny summer outdoor lunch with everyone!
Communal kitchen and hang-out space for Workawayers
Restored cottage - part of which is now a Workaway kitchen, small mezzanine bedroom and hang-out space.
Luis having a swim on 31 March - brave man! Brrr...
Isabel, wet, muddy and happy!

These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (4.7)

Cultural exchange: (4.7)

Communication: (4.7)

Host ref number: 599426844991

Give the gift of Workaway this Christmas
read more