Mountain homestead, gardening and DIY at Glendalough, Wicklow Mountain National Park, Ireland

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  • Last activity: 26 May 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    This is a self-build project at Wicklow Mountains National Park, surrounded by beautiful landscapes, historical places and small villages.

    Protecting nature and building an Irish co-living and coworking hub.

    If you like nature, quiet places and developing projects this experience is for you!
    The help exchange is not hard, but does require you to spend your time in the mountains.

    Getting There and Away:
    - Travel to Bray, Wicklow or Dublin connections to Glendalough or Laragh Village.
    - Wicklow Town on the Number 183 Bus (5 per day midweek, 6 weekend) for your shopping in ALDI, LIDL or Tesco and local shops.
    - One small shop in Laragh Village nearby.
    - We arrange weekly shopping trips to Wicklow Town, as well as adhoc trips.

    Bring own sleeping bag, or we can lend you one.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There is always something new to learn, not just about gardening and cabin building,

    If your mother tongue isn’t English, this is a great opportunity to practice every day in a busy nature, tourism, and pilgrim centre in Ireland.

  • Help


    Practical maintenance and gardening, the project is just starting, so there’s a lot to do and we are always open to new ideas!
    Landscape gardening skills, painting, decorating, and campsite maintenance.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Beginner

    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


    Depending on the number of helpers staying, you will stay in a bunkroom,
    but a warm bed is covered for sure!

    We do not provide food, but you can do your own shopping in the supermarket in the village about 30 minutes walking or take the bus with local link, 45 mins to Wicklow Town or Bray.

    We can arrange a shopping trip to Wicklow Town each two weeks- and sometimes there may be a car going to Wicklow in case you want to join.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    20 min walk from the village of Laragh and 1.5 hours of Dublin by bus or by train.

    The main type attractions around here have something to do with hiking, because we are surrounded by nature! The principal attraction is Glendalough, you'll get there following a trail beside the house, this is a beautiful place with two awesome lakes and a monastic city nearby. There is also a river near the house, where you can swim or have a picnic. Or if you like, you can go hiking to Mullacor, Table Mountain, Lugnaquilla and Scarr, and get a great view from the top of the mountain. You'll have a lot of things to explore on the surroundings!

    There is also Glenmalure, another small village with a nice pub, in case you want to have a pint of beer!

  • 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

    3mb speeds, and we can provide a hot desk in co-work space.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    15 working hours per week.

Host ref number: 772272987547

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