I am a single guy with a past history of M.E. which I fixed using naturals. I bought an old house on a small plot of half an acre. I need to do too much to mention. My house is an old school house on the borders of Roscommon and Mayo close to Knock airport (15) mins. A train from Dublin stops 5 miles away. On its way to Westport.The area has 9 large lochs and 12 smaller lochs within 5 miles. The closest loch is a few hundred yards away and is used for all sports as well as swimming. It is a beautiful loch generally used by the locals as it is not advertised. I am equi distance from the Sligo and Mayo Coast, 45 mins to Sligo Coast and 50 mins to Westport, 50 mins to Galway.The area is full of places to see, mainly quiet and unspoilt. A rural area it is. Pub is as far as the loch. I live on my own and have a couple of spare bedrooms. It has all basics and no neighbours. So quiet it is. Both the house and garden require work to make good. I have some heart damage so I am restricted in what I can do. Hence needing the help.
I am aslo a trained potter/sculptor and have created a unique material, but havent got a workshop, it may be part of my plans. Dependent on the help I get. The House looks ok from the outside but is in need of lots of tlc. I have limited internet, which I turn off when not in use fort the benefit of bees and wildlife.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Well all general skills I have, so I can pass on those. I have some natural/herbal skills developed from curing myself. The Irish landscape is full of possibilities, as its full of unspoilt areas and plants. I am from the UK, so for me the natural aspects of Ireland are simply amazing, UK by comparison is septic. If this area where I live was in the UK it would have SSI protection. I cant explain its natural beauty.
The area is also full of antiquity..having hundreds of sites/old settlements/Kings residence/the larger lochs having Crannogs. My village has a raised bog section one of only 3 in Irleand with its own unique biodiversity. A feature they intend to make more of in the near future.
The loch is close enough for daily swims and the water on sunny days can get rather warm. Thou I prefer it cold.
Anyone into fishing its fishing heaven.
40 mins away Is Ashford Castle and the town of Cong..John Wayne and Moreen O'Hara filmed the quiet man.
The Castle is stunning and so is Cong, thou in reality a small village on the point of 3 rivers.
This a quiet place....with opportunities not far away. And I will be happy to take folk to places of choice. On days off.
General gardening skills, hard landscaping, planting..grass cutting, hedge cutting, A small dry stone wall..building of, thou in reality it will be mortared . Digging out a space for a workshop......the site is on a slope, thus soil and stone removal. So some fitness would be be good. But not essential.
House..general maintenace to bring the house to scratch..painting skills plastering skills...plasterboarding...flooring sanding and preparations. Dismantling a wood store....etc.
The bedrooms are upstairs and may be in part repair...(interior decoration). so are basic. The house has all basics cons but nothing exciting. Large lounge and reasonable sized kitchen. I cook well for the most part. Happy to have help. I am not vegetarian. Bathroom and shower is downstairs. The garden is sweet, natural section to the rear with trees. Breakfast and evening meal will be the norm, anything else can be self made. In case I get a Hungry horse.
The local area has a myriad of walks/lochs. Towns are typically irish with little to shout about. I expect a barbie or 2 in the garden and I can take folk to selected places, jointly agreed. The coast in every direction is a just a different sort of stunning. Swimming/surfing is the norm. I will make sure their stay isnt limited to my garden. My house is a calm place and has that feel . I am a calm knowledgeable intelligent man with lots of patience ...thou I do tell bad jokes. I also have a friend with transport at small cost. (evenings). I can show basic ceramic/sculptural skills if interested, thou I dont yet have a workshop. And I can relay the l,ocal flora and fauna with herbs and plants that have therapeutic properties. I cured a very complex auto immune using my own recipe regime, thus have reasonable knowledge. The Irish landscape is abundant with useful herbals. Many within a very short walk..
I am a safe place for any ladies on their travels thou the house is basic , so one would maybe need to consider that. I would like a mix of folk, so any gender is fine. As is any age. As I have been totally (incapacitated ) (years) disabled in the past, I understand any issues that might restrict how helpful someone could be. That isnt a problem.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week