Help with homeschooling, garden, and animals near Clonakilty, Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Grit and my 11 year old son is Malvin. We live in the "sunny" South of Ireland near a little town called Clonakilty. Note that we are about 8 km outside the town! Clonakitly town is rated by some as "the best town in Ireland". We are lucky to be here. There is a good alternative vibe. Inchydoney beach is popular for surfing and swimming.

    I am originally German but living in Ireland for over 20 years.
    I am homeschooling my child and I am looking for help with that. We are looking for someone that is funny and playful and good with children. Someone that will play, come up with ideas and be creative as well as get a bit of homeschooling in.
    We have a greenhouse and a few vegetable beds outside. There is a bit work to do but the main work will start in Spring again.
    We have a cat, a dog, and some hens.
    I am interested in alternative ways of living, organic vegetable growing, 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 am trying to get back playing music again. We recently got a piano gifted and would love if someone can teach us piano. Malvin is interested to learn the violin and we have one here too. Also any other music or instruments are of interest.
    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    As a lone parent, I am mainly seeking a volunteer being creative and teaching my 11 year old child. We are homeschooling and we would love some help in any subjects and life skills, please. Interests are drawing, fishing, simple woodwork, crafts, cooking, learning languages, and some music. We also would like help to do some sports or even a martial art with my child. But most of all is to be playful with older children and be funny and creative.
    If you are interested and can help us with anything or something you would like to share, please get in touch.

    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. But as of homeschooling, we may set something up to suit everyone. 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 ...

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are interested in sharing English and German and would love to learn a new language too.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We are renting a farmhouse in the countryside. It is not a fancy modern house but a place that we try to make cosy.
    There is a comfortable futon bed in a private bedroom. Bathroom will be shared with us. Living room and kitchen is shared with us. We mainly prefer to have just one volunteer at a time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live very rural, 8 km from Clonakilty town away. There is no public transport to town from us but we tend to 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).

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Help with homeschooling, garden and house maintenance, music lessons (maximum 25, 5 days a week)

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