Small organic farms with milk sheep, hens, pigs and garden, in rural Mayo, Ireland .

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  • Description

    Description

    We are now fully booked for this year, through a different volunteer site, which is why there is no feedback on this website yet, but please feel free to contact us about dates for 2020, thank you!

    We're a Dutch couple on a certified organic 25 acre farm in rural Mayo with a small flock of dairy ewes, 2 pigs, a vegetable garden and 75 chickens. We make sheep's cheese and yogurt during the summer months which we sell at local markets. We eat 100% organic food and have our own vegetables, eggs, milk cheese and meat.
    We farm with a focus on respect and care for the animals, the soil and the plants. Our sheep all have names and different personalities and love to be cuddled.
    We are also hosts on another volunteer site and we've both travelled as volunteers in the past.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll have the opportunity to learn about keeping animals in an organic way, organic farming in general, simple but healthy organic lifestyle, low stress animal handling (both for you and the animal) cheese making, gardening and some building skills.
    No experience needed but a keen interest and a reasonable level of fitness would help, the quicker you're able to pick up a job, the more interesting jobs we can give you.
    Our animals are very friendly and the sheep love to be cuddled once they get to know you.

  • Help

    Help

    We're looking for someone to help us with the following:
    Feeding the animals.
    A bit of gardening, but not much and certainly no hours of weeding;-)
    General farm work, cleaning and tidying,
    Some building activities.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Dutch

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You'll be sleeping in a heated caravan, we eat together in our home, which consists of two mobile units joined together, we also have a compost toilet.
    We have a grey water system so please bring organic soap and shampoo.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your days off there are plenty of walks/hikes to do in the area and we are 10 minutes from the coast by car. It's very quiet and beautiful here. Our place would suit someone who likes to be away from busy society, values organic food, is interested in farming, enjoys doing physical work and seeing the result of their work and love being in nature in their time off. We are 20 minutes from Ballina, co. Mayo which has a bus and train station.

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

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