Help us with our two boys, garden, dog, cat, chickens and veggie beds in our country home in Galway, Ireland

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  • Last activity: 06/02/2023




  • Description


    My husband Ciaran and I (Eimear) are a couple in our mid 30's with a newborn Daithí and a toddler Tom, 2yo!). We live in Spiddal along the Wild Atlantic Way in Galway with our 7yo rescue dog Shera, a looper of a cat called Missy and chickens! Our garden is a labour of love and was very overgrown when we moved in so we're slowly but surely making it our own! I'm the main gardener and with Tom and Daithí taking up most of my time now, the garden has become very neglected this year. Over Spring and Summer of 2023, I'm hoping to get help with the boys and assistance to clear out parts of the garden, especially my neglected veggie beds and maybe even make a little treehouse for Tom with some pallet wood :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live approx. 15 mins from Spiddal beach and village. Spiddal is a beautiful scenic Irish speaking village in the west of Ireland located approx. 18km from Galway city. There is a great bus service just a ten-minute walk from our house and Spiddal is a great base for heading further into Connemara!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    I would ideally like to find a couple who have woodwork skills, gardening/horticulture skills and experience with babies, dogs! Tom is an energetic toddler who adores being outdoors and playing with his little farm and animals, he adores new company and anyone who has the energy to keep up with him!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A double bedroom with WiFi. We can provide food or depending on how many hours worked or whether you would like to cook as part of work exchange, you can cook/store your own food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    With a new baby and a toddler, we are living pretty boring lives at the moment :)
    We go to bed early (ish - around 9pm or so, in order to be able to function in the morning, as our toddler Tom likes to get up with the sun!
    We are relatively sociable but also enjoy a bit of quiet time in the evenings after the chaos during the daytime :)

    Galway city isn't far away by bus or we can drop you in if we're heading that way. We also have a bike that can be used.
    Spiddal is a great base for exploring Connemara.

  • 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 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 752589599819

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