Family help at an eco-organic centre in Kells, Ireland



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    ***Current projects***
    Looking for workawayers with construction experience to help build a supplementary workaway accommodation

    ***Long-term project***
    Looking for a long-term couple to stay in our guesthouse and take care of our workaway accommodation and assist with daily meal prep for the workaways and other household tasks. Would be suitable for couples where one partner works in their own job off site and the other partner volunteers here with us. This arrangement would include free accommodation and utilities ... as well as all food including all of our lovely organic produce. Great for couples looking to build up their savings ... we would also be open to motivated individuals for this same role.
    We would be looking for 40 total hours per week from couples (divided amongst yourselves however best suits you), or 25 hours per week from individuals. Contact us here for more details :)

    ***Ongoing (year-round) projects***
    We need help in the overall operation of our non-profit centre where we produce fresh organic produce, eggs, and medicinal herbs for the family and helpers. Experience is great, but as long as you have an interest and willingness to learn, this is always sufficient :) We are hoping to find a couple students studying in herbalism with a passion for mother Earth to participate in some hands on practice with a variety of tasks, such as sowing seeds, transplanting, tending, harvesting and drying the herbs that we grow here on the farm, as well as sharing our knowledge on how to make tinctures, oils, balms etc. Bridget is an Organic and Biodynamic Farmer and Medicinal Herbalist. Organic Permaculture Family Farm in rural Co. Meath, we are located 10km to town of Kells, Co. Meath.

    Bridget is a medical herbalist, mom of 5 and granny to 2 :)

    Looking for help around our home and in our gardens primarily - a non-profit project focused on enhancing the biodiversity and regenerating the lands in our area.
    We incorporate Permaculture principles on our farm, and are also practicing Biodynamics. There is so much to learn and we are excited to share our lifestyle with you.

    Come and benefit from fresh organic food, air and water and feel the benefits of an active lifestyle.

    We have dogs, ducks, chickens, Kevin the cat, and cattle on site roaming around.
    Unfortunately we are unable to offer payment at this time.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You are welcome to
    - cycle to the bog lands
    -contribute ideas
    -help your English
    -meet new people
    -escape the busy life and bring your body into better balance
    -soak up the peaceful, calm and relaxed atmosphere
    -learn about herbs and their medicinal uses
    -attend any seasonal workshops we run (e.g. meditation, foraging, herbal medicine, health and wellness)
    -occasional fire ceremonies and get together!
    -enjoy Irish cuisine and locally produced foods
    -connect with the land
    -we have a lot of books, many on nature, healing, natural health and spirituality
    -we also have tonnes of DVD's if you fancy a movie night
    -be part of our organic community
    -learn about Irelands ancient East

    we are located a 30min drive from the wonderful Hill of Tara, Bective Abbey, Newgrange, Dowth, Knowth and Loughcrew. 10mins from Kells heritage town. 40 mins from Trim.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Construction help: carpentry, polytunnel maintenance

    Gardening help: help with organic produce and herbs, mowing lawns, helping set up for workshops/demonstrations, watering and weeding, helping out the family with indoor clean up, as well as help renovating and re-decorating the buildings, feeding and looking after the animals.

    Preparing herb products for family/helper use, developing recipes etc.

    General help in our home.

    Please feel free to communicate your abilities as we want you to be comfortable and happy in your activities.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Helpers will have comfortable accommodation in our home or in the guesthouse next to our home family house.

    There is always a wholesome and plentiful supply of food available.

    We offer meals/ food to prepare own, much of which is sourced from our own organic produce. And you are most welcome to get busy in the guesthouse kitchen.

    You will have a comfortable bed, and use of shared bathroom, communal areas etc. We ask that quiet hours at night are respected, as this is our home and we need our sleep :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If your taking trips we are happy to drop you to local bus stop or you can use a bicycle.

    We live 1 mile from forestry and a bogland in Rural County Meath.

    Local activities include horse riding, cycling, hiking, and there is a local gym in Carlanstown.

    We are easy going people and enjoy life's simplicity, no drama :)
    There is a shop/cafe/deli 1 mile away and closest village, Carlanstown (3.5miles), and town Kells (7 miles away), we sometimes go to Drogheda or Navan too as these are bigger towns - a family member will offer you lifts if you want to tag along on trips to town.

    We do have a 7 day probation policy - to ensure both helpers and hosts are comfortable and working well together.

    The happier you are, the better it is for everyone, so we encourage open communication always.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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