Gardening help in the wonderful wild west Cork, Ireland



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  • Description


    Our garden has been neglected by the previous owners for a number of years and needs a lot of work. We are planning to build a hot tub and new water tank as well as more vegetable patches and magical areas to sit. The polytunnel needs constant attention as well as some fixing jobs. On the days you help out we will feed you lunch and dinner but for a maximum of 4 days a week. We have a patterdale terrier called Ernie and a collie rotttweiler cross called Tia. Ernie can be a bit grumpy but generally they are both friendly. Ernie has epilepsy so can have the occasional seizure I would need someone who is ok to experience this as it can be a little upsetting. It’s about once every 6 weeks he has a seizure so it may not happen but I would rather you were aware. Tia is energetic and loves playing and running in the garden and by the river. We have wonderful walks near to our place that you will enjoy if this is your kind of thing.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am english and my partner is Irish . I’m a musician and Barry is a professional chef and owns a cafe in Bantry. We are animal lovers and hardworkers! we will be happy to share our home and our skills with likeminded people we just ask that you try to give as much love to the animals as possible. I lived in Spain for some years and am fluent in Spanish and can offer language exchange and music. We will cook delicious meals and Also give you the freedom to cook your own. We are growing vegetables and have 9 chickens and a lot of ongoing projects with the house that we never have enough time to get done. We aim to allow workawayers to chose tasks they are inspired by doing and create a happy environment for all.

  • Help


    Pruning trees and shrubs, strimming, painting, digging over earth. Feeding animals. Cleaning and clearing areas, looking after vegetables.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    Rustic house with incredible valley mountains views. You will have your own private room with WiFi access and there is a communal room with TV and fire.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Due on our rural location and busy time schedules it is best if you bring your own car for this workaway if possible.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 624183448894