(SORRY GUYS, WE ARE FULL UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2014)
We are a family in the west of Ireland operating an open farm where we try to practice traditional farming methods and teach visitors about the history of agriculture in this region. On the farm you'll find cows, hens, ducks, geese, pigs, sheep, goats, donkeys, rabbits, horses and turkeys. We try to grow a lot of food too. There is a cottage museum dating back to before the famine. Myself and my wife live with our daughter Laura while our other five adult children are constantly visiting. Our son Martin has WWOOFed abroad and suggested we try this website.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Daily tasks vary greatly here. We try to arrange that volunteers spend 3 hours per day working on an assigned task. After lunch we'd ask that you come up with either an individual our group project that you feel would benefit the farm. This may be an artwork, craft, making furniture, advertising, planting trees or other landscaping ideas. We want our volunteers to have work hard but also enjoy creative freedom. In terms of meals, we can provide ingredients for whatever you wish to cook (within reason) and you are welcome to farm produce such as eggs, meat, berries, fruits and veggies. Unfortunately we don't always have time to cook with you but try to make it happen from time to time.
We have a lovely cozy caravan with gas heating and space for cooking. There is a toilet there too and other toilet facilities around the farm. We also have a homemade sauna that you are welcome to use.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours per day (in exchange for food and accommodation).