Re-wilding eco project with our family by the sea, west coast of Ireland

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  • Last activity: 31/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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Details

  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of four (or five if you count Sharky our cat). We live on the west coast of Ireland near a town called Clonakilty. We are both artists (music and visual arts). Wave a beautiful peaceful site, overlooking the sea and there are plenty of swimming beaches a short walking distance away. We have an acre of land, which was just grass when we arrived here 2 years ago - We are in the process of re-wilding the land, so far we've planted over 50 young trees, areas of wild flowers and we grow our own veg in a polly tunnel. In our short time living here we've seen a huge increase of wildlife, birds of prey, insects, flocks and flocks of birds of all sorts. But it's hard work to keep it up and to create the vision we want for the local wildlife. Introducing bee hives, ponds, chickens, dry stone walls, insects safe places and more. We would like to find people who share our passion for creating these areas for our wildlife to thrive. For us it's really important that you are independent and enjoy the outdoors, camping style (you'll be living in a caravan) - we'd provide food but you'd prepare it for yourself. We'd be with you on the site, teaching you everything we know, but during your time off we'd hope you'd want to go off and explore the area. We think our situation would best suit a couple, but an independent single person could also work out. Also we'd like to find people that want to stay for a week or 10 days then move on, we can't take anyone for very long periods of time I'm afraid.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help with Eco Projects
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Re-wilding. Gardening. English language (if useful)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We would welcome around 3-5 hours a day helping with Dry stone walling / Small eco-building projects / Digging ponds and generally maintaining land in an eco-friendly way.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Self contained Caravan with cooking facilities and fridge. Outdoor bathroom with hot shower (not located in caravan). Food will be provided but will need to be prepared by guest in their caravan (not prepared by host).

    We would recommend you have a car, but if you don't we can provide lifts into the local town when we are going in. Also the local community are very nice and there are always people driving in and out of town that you can catch a lift with.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are lots of beautiful beaches and walks near by. The town of Clonakilty is 10K away. It is a truly beautiful area with loads to see and do, but public transport if not great so if you want to go site seeing then a car is handy.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 688839747415

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