Help with our dream to have a sustainable, creative space in Northern Ireland, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    Two years ago we bought 3 acres of wilderness in an abandoned airfield. There are beautiful views of the Mourne Mountains and the coast is only a 10 minute walk away. Our dream is to create a sustainable creative space, connected to nature. We have erected 2 polytunnels which are now full of fresh vegetables, planted an orchard and a soft fruit garden and acquired some chickens, ducks, geese and pigs. We are totally committed to raising happy livestock that have the opportunity to display their natural behaviours. We have been passionately learning about regenerative agriculture. New to small holding, we have so much to learn and are keen to learn anything our guests may be able to share.

    We both work part time as circus artists, so are around the place part of most days. When not on the road, our Big Top is on the front lawn as practice space and a place to teach local children some circus skills.

    Unfortunately we are not able to cater for vegan diets.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a beautiful area, close to the sea, near castles and quaint villages. The beach and the pub are 10 minutes walk away. The nearest town is about 8 miles. We love local history and are happy to share this with you. We're also passionate about nature and wildlife and can show you some fabulous places to walk or just to relax. For Game of Thrones fans, there are several filming locations nearby. Both of us work part time, when we are not able to show you around we will drop you off where you can get a bus or take you into town.

  • 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 some help weeding, planting, decorating, building animal shelters, fencing and caring for the animals. There is always some choice in the tasks to be done.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have our cute little caravan to yourself with access to our house for showering. We will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner in our kitchen. We are happy to accept offers for you to cook sometimes.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This is an old airfield. There is LOTS of space for park up. We can provide access to water and electric but at present don't have a mains hook up.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

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