Volunteer on a family run open farm in Co. Mayo (FULL AT THE MOMENT)

Country

Ireland

Favourited 46 times


  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks

    Feedback

    -

  • last activity

    Last activity

    12/01/2019

 
  2021 
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
  • Description

    Description

    (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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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
  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours per day (in exchange for food and accommodation).

Host ref number: 657357312965