Help with house and garden with home DIY in Clonakilty, Ireland

  • Ireland
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  • Last activity: 19/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hello there!

    Apologies for not responding to any messages but I just shut down due to the covid 19.... now I am back!!!
    I am a busy mum with a great son who is down syndrome aged 16 and a fab daughter aged 24. I need a buzzing gardener who can help sort my edible forest which I planted few years ago but due to care of my son have sadly neglected...also sorting my loganberry plot which is gone wild...... Help with some small decluttering. with the help of other wonderful workawayers my house is getting sorted..THANK YOU ALL!! it's a great feeling to finally feel I am getting there as it hadsnt been easy as my time was mostly taken up with the caring of my son. He loves to play football and board games

    I am also a practising artist who loves painting and all things made with my hands.
    We live in a beautiful location, very close to some amazing beaches in west cork and and a buzzing town but thats about 20km away. Its a quite spot and a bit isolated so suitable for those who like the peace
    My son loves football, music and gets up to all kinds of mischief he loves the beach and all outdoor activities.I have my son for one week and then he goes to his father the following week. it gives me a chance to care for myself! ! and try do nice things and perhaps start a project together! Maybe a mosaic wall!!?
    During the free time I need help with gardening and weeding too. you need to know how to use the strimmer and lawnmower would be a bonus..I need someone who can help me with paintwork also etc...appreciate someone who knows what they are doing and have great inititive to get on with the work. This year I want to prepare some proper vegetable beds, , so some carpentry/building skills is very welcome.. or anything that is practical would be great. Also other projects are painting fences and organising the house sweeping around the house..

    In between all the tasks I enjoy being in nature, getting out for long walks on the beach and swimming. We also love cooking and eating from my garden. I usually cook most of the time but am a very flexible person by nature, so if this is something you also enjoy, I'm happy for you to help in that area.
    appreciate the help thanking you all. Blessings Jackie
    Looking forward to meeting you

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    bit yoga. laugh. bit of sign language, english, patience, play music..have a big old piano to mess on, wild sea swimming 🏊,play board games,

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Preferably someone who is in Ireland already a long time due to Corona virus....
    I need someone who has good inititive and is able to use their imagination as to what needs to be tackled...and preferably Knows how to use garden tools please.and helps to keep the house clean.
    I have to emphasize that I live in an isolated area so it's suitable for someone who likes peace but in walking distance of great beaches and forest walks.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: 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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Spare bedroom, the house is a lovely old farmhouse with beautiful big gardens very close to the most beautiful beaches in west cork.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    nice walks to beach plenty of wildlife such as owls, , all types of birds, I have a dog and 1 cats, nearest town is 20min by car so can be a bit isolated unless i am driving in ... i have a surfboard and plenty of bodyboards which you can borrow. At the weekends you can hitch or taxi into clon unless I am going in ill certaintly give you a lift its easy to hitch though!! Please also bring your OWN TOWELS and ToiletriesFOR HYGIENE REASONS...THANK also looking for a canoe so some canoeing be fun!!! And bicycles too... due to covid restrictions we are very careful 🙏 but blessed we are near the beaches.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    max 25 hours/week

Host ref number: 655226451327

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