Simple living in the heart of Ireland

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Ireland

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    17/09/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Hey,
    I am open to hosting again.
    Stay safe wherever you are.

    Please send me a personal message! Not a generic one.
    I prefer to spend my time with people i click with. Meaning someone who has at least some similar interests.
    Some of the things i am interested in are the following list. These things just popped into my head so you don't need to be interested in everything here but if you're not interested in at least some of them then maybe look elsewhere:-)
    Nature
    The environment
    Growing food
    Cooking
    Self sufficiency
    Real Connection with people
    Soil building
    Zero waste
    A litter hater
    Extinction rebellion
    Trees
    Couchsurfing
    Foraging
    Diy
    Green woodworking
    Spoon carving
    Yoga
    Head Massage
    Meditation
    Upcycling
    Arts and crafts


    I prefer people who are in Ireland already. And am open to longer stays
    now that that is out of the way i hope this finds you happy and well,
    i don't plan that far ahead so last minute works well for me and an immediate start would be ideal.
    i live in a small cottage in the heart of Ireland and try to grow as much of my own food as possible and live a low-impact simple kind of life on 1.5 acres. no tv ,no fridge and i have a compost loo :)
    The nearest village is about 1 km away, it has 1 shop and 3 pubs.
    i eat mainly vegetarian and i can eat close to vegan, if the helper chooses and it makes cooking easier.
    but i am more interested in eating what comes from my site as opposed to from the shop.
    i studied Permaculture on a two years course in kinsale ireland a few years back and got my hands on this old cottage and have implemented some aspects around the place, have done lots of renovation changes to the place giving it a bit of a rustic feel.
    my ex partner "Claudia" and i have a little 4 1/2 year old girl and my daughter "Alma" stays with me a few nights a week but i see her nearly every day and she is around a lot ,
    Main tasks here at the moment include getting the garden in shape
    as well as help out with whatever is going on at the time.I looking for helpers that are interested in the way i live have a open mind .
    It's important for me that you are
    "Enthusiastic"and Motivated !
    and a pleasure to be around. i want to give helpers a hug when we say goodbye and say to myself "that was a lovely experience" not "glad their gone"
    I have had both over the years and enjoy first type a lot more, unsurprisingly!


    If you are interested feel free to ask any questions :) communication is key
    everything else is flexible,
    may you be well and may you be happy :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You would learn what it is like to live a more self sufficient way of life. Gardening , diy ,maybe something craft related and lots of practical skills

  • Help

    Help

    I have lots of different things to do and will try to make it as interesting as possible for helpers, doing what you are good at. Mostly just fixing up the place, nothing repetitive. If you are creative or artistic, we would love for you to do something interesting around the place. i have some nice paintings, mosaics helpers have done.

    If you have a skill or you want to experiment with something, ie gardening,cob,small building stuff, green woodwooking I have something here that you could practice on in your spare time. I carve spoons, make walking sticks and do a little wood turning on a pole lathe using green wood(unseasoned), if you are interested I could show you that as well.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You would sleep in a bed in your own room. I have a compost toilet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am not one but i eat mainly vegetarian and i can eat close to vegan,if a helper chooses

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hrs/day, 5days/week can be flexible

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