We are family of 6- David and Anne, 4 children (aged 12, 10, 8 and 6). We live on the family farm close to a town in County Down, Northern Ireland.
We have hosted a number of au pairs over the past 10 years mainly from the Czech Republic and many of them have returned to visit again and again. For the past 3 years we have enjoyed having workawayers also.
We now have a local lady who helps with the childcare in the afternoons but are interested in hosting someone for a workaway experience.
We have a working dairy farm -
lots of cows and calves, some donkeys and a dog.
We live in a beautiful part of Northern Ireland close to fantastic beaches and mountains. Our children are learning Spanish in school and have enjoyed learning some Czech and French from previous visitors. Maybe you can add to this!!
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We have enjoyed helping many of our visitors with their English while here. We believe Northern Ireland has lots to offer with history, arts and sightseeing.
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We have lots of helping opportunities depending on the time of the year on the farm. We are glad of help in the day to day running of the household- meal preparation, laundry, playing with or supervising the children. If you are interested in working outside there's lots to be done-milking cows, feeding calves, tractor field work, gardening, painting, window cleaning, if you can. If you enjoy cooking we're happy to taste your cuisine too.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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There is one bedroom with two beds available. There is a bathroom for your own use. We have good WiFi access.
There are lots of outdoor possibilities if you don't mind getting wet now and again! Excellent mountain biking, hill walking, National trust properties (old houses), churches, beaches, a good local arts centre. We are less than an hour from Belfast, the home of the Titanic, which has become a popular city destination. We have directed many visitors to sights to see, tours to take and what not to miss. Transport links with Belfast and Dublin are good.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Wifi connection reasonable and plenty of space available
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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