Join our family and help with the garden and animals in rural West Cork, Ireland



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  • Description


    We, Gerd and Renate, have been running running a small farm and guesthouse in West Cork in Ireland.
    Our farm consists of a big vegetable garden and 2 polytunnels, beef cattle, goats, milksheep, ducks, hens, dogs and cats. We supply our guesthouse with most vegetables, milk, cheese, cream cheese, yoghurt meat and eggs.
    In the guesthouse we run courses mainly for meditation ,yoga and hillwalking.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

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  • 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

    You will get insight into life in rural Ireland, learn about organic gardening, e.g. growing your own food and farming including how to make cheese, yoghurt etc.
    Our farm is very secluded, surrounded by beautiful a landscape with views onto Bantry Bay, so you have opprtunities to go hillwalking. Meditation is part of our daily life and you are welcome to participate if desired. The Occasionally we can give you a lift into Bantry,a very pictoresque small town at the sea.
    We speak English and German,so you can practice both.

  • Help


    The help is quite varied, including gardening, animal care, housework and renovating/building

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Usually in our very comfortable guesthouse .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Usually we try to have a few volunteers together during the time when we don't have guests . This means that volunteers are able to stay in the guesthouse.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 631952597145