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My name is Grit and my 9 year old son is Malvin. We live in the "sunny" South of Ireland near a little town called Clonakilty. This town is rated by some as "the best town in Ireland". We are lucky to be here. There is a good alternative vibe here.
I am originally German but living in Ireland for nearly 20 years. We rent an apartment in the countryside surrounded by hills and often cows. I have a small vegetable plot to grow some herbs and vegetables, and we have a cat living with us.
I am interested in alternative ways of living, organic growing, permaculture, and many other things.
I had studied ethnomusicology and my main interest was music censorship. I also had played Irish harp but this is very much neglected over the last years. Nevertheless, I hope to get back playing music again.
For the last 3 years, I am studying Shiatsu and have also done an Ayurvedic Yoga Massage course. I practise both of them.
Furthermore, we try to live healthy and avoid fast food.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
I have hosted many volunteers and these were all very nice experiences. I also have supervised, worked and lived with volunteers over the past years when we were renting a house on a big farm. So far, we really enjoyed each other's company for example by learning cultural habits, cooking and watching a film together. Several times, I have taken volunteers sight seeing. I still would like to show volunteers around our area if they like. For example, there are a couple of nice beaches close by.
As a lone parent, I am mainly seeking a volunteer to help being with my 9 year old child and teaching him some things. We recently started homeschooling and we would love some help in any subjects and life skills, please. At the moment, major interests are drawing, learning to swim, lego, fishing, simple woodwork, crafts, cooking and baking, and science experiments. But also, help with learning reading, writing and maths is needed. If you are interested and can help us with anything or something you would like to share, please get in touch.
Also, I am trying to do some work and during that time, I need someone to mind my child.
Teaching, playing, making things, music, learning, amongst other things, are things that we would like to share and need help with. We like board games, card games, lego, being outdoors, ...
The ideal volunteer would have experience with children and definitely should like kids. It would be great if he or she can also help preparing meals, cooking, and with general housework.
There is no strict routine timewise. So far my volunteers often had much more freetime than with other hosts. Please notice that I may need sometimes help at weekends and an occasional evening. In that case, the volunteer will have more time off during the week. Schedules are fairly relaxed and we can find times that suit everyone.
I am interested in taking volunteers for a couple of days or for a few weeks. Just get in touch and we see ...
We are renting a small half of a house in the countryside. The other half is occupied by 2 other people living there. Our landlords live opposite us in another house.
There is a comfortable double bed in a private bedroom. Bathroom will be shared with us. Living room and kitchen is really one room and shared with us. We mainly prefer to have just one volunteer at the time and not two.
We live very rural but do go to places regularly or visit friends. The volunteer can join us mostly. There is a bicycle to use here. Clonakilty is popular for being an alternative little town. There are some beaches and surfing is possible.
Cork city is about 1 hour away by bus. Also some other small towns are around like Kinsale (1 hour by bus, or Skibbereen).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Mainly childcare (maximum 25, 5 days a week)
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