Looking for help around country house on 3/4 acres of landscaped gardens in Westmeath, central Ireland

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    19/09/2019

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    PLEASE CONSIDER ALL DETAILS ON OUR PROFILE BEFORE YOU APPLY FOR HOSTING WITH US.
    WE PREFER LONGER TERM HELPERS, 1 - 2 MONTHS +.
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    PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE FROM OUTSIDE EUROPE YOU WILL NEED A WORK PERMIT VISA TO COME TO IRELAND AS A WORKAWAYER.
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    Hello Workawayers, thank you for visiting my host profile, located in the midlands of IRELAND, just outside the town of Kinnegad (2Km) in Co. Westmeath.

    40 mins from Dublin city and 50 mins from Dublin Airport. 1.5hrs from Galway & 1.5hrs Sligo. There is a very good bus service serving the the town of Kinnegad from all areas of the country.

    We have a large country house on 3/4 acres of landscaped gardens & vegetable gardens ( IT IS NOT A FARM, WE DO NOT KEEP ANIMALS). Growing own vegetables and some fruits which we are expanding. Want to establish a few bee hives for own honey and want to establish a chicken run for own eggs. Need help with maintaining the house inside & outside, the gardens & grounds, the hedges and vegetable areas throughout the year.
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    IDEALLY I'M LOOKING FOR HELPERS WHO WISH TO STAY A MINIMUM OF 1 MONTH BUT PREFER UP TO 3 - 6 MONTHS.

    LOOKING FOR HELPERS from now through to all 2019. Please have a face pic on your profile.

    I am interested in hosting All EUROPEAN citizens, especially Spanish, Italian, German & French.

    I PREFER TO HOST HELPERS WITH SKILLS AND INTEREST IN PERSONAL TRAINING, FITNESS AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES and CATERING Skills as we like to cook healthy and have a number of bicycles here and like to go for long bike rides & walks around the area. I also have Hi-speed internet access and a Home Cinema Facility for films and movies and SOMETIMES we play a lot of CHESS.
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    Occasionally there are other jobs & projects to offer prospective helpers, away from the house and gardens,
    SOMETIMES THIS CAN BE PAID WORK FOR EXTRA HOURS!

    I currently have a major project, converting a field area into extending the lawns and fruit and vegetables area.
    Also need to erect a large polytunnel in this field. Want to build a Pergola, Gazebo and Decking area in the gardens. Need to do some re-modelling inside in the house also. So, have lots of work and projects to progress.

    I am a freelance 'Private Tour Chauffeur Driver/Guide' around Ireland with American Families and Groups.
    I have 3 sons, who are grown up now and mostly living away and I am separated. I also have rooms which I rent on a medium-term basis to local workers. If I am away on tour sometimes you will be required to do house sitting for a few days and keep everything maintained inside and outside.

    2019 will be the 5th year hosting helpers and it is going really well with everybody. To date I have had some wonderful volunteers and great experiences with them. Really looking forward to hosting again throughout 2019.


    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Kevin -Kinnegad - Ireland.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am very flexible here and feel it is important that Helpers travel and experience the culture of Ireland and all its scenery and beauty. I'm always encouraging helpers to take some days away from here, to travel and visit as many places, attractions and areas of Ireland as possible. I can advise on all the locations around Ireland from my tour guiding knowledge.

  • Help

    Help

    I provide accommodation, food & board with some transport etc. to suitable helpers who can help with the house, gardens and projects. We are flexible but you will usually work an average of 5 hours daily for 5 days per week (10am to 4pm with lunch break). Ideally , individual helpers with experience in housekeeping, gardening, landscaping, Catering, DIY/Handyman and building projects are most suited. During the summer months I will also need help footing and taking home the turf/fuel for the winter fires.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Irish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Ensuite rooms, usually sharing with another helper. Occasionally there are more than 2 helpers here, at most there were 5.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I will encourage you to make yourself at home here and cook with everyone to experience your foods and customs etc. I want you to especially enjoy your experience here and improve your 'English' language as much as possible while here. I always try to have single helpers from different countries where the only common language here is English, as much as possible. That way you are guaranteed to improve your english!! Also very open minded and accepting of all religions, cultures, characters and orientations here.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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

Italy challenges Spain in Netball in August '17.
International Workawayers Meal - July '17 - German, French, Spanish, Czech & Irish.
Vegetable garden 2017
Overhead view - Vegetable garden Summer 2017
William from New Zealand helping to save the turf for the winter fires in June '16.
Baptiste from France and Guillem from Catalan in Spain enjoying a plate of Escargot (Snails) they cooked with us in Nov. '16
The vegetable garden in full growth during summer '16
Our tunnel with vegetables and herbs in summer '16.

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