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Help in a busy farming household in County Down, Northern Ireland, UK

  • United Kingdom
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  • Last activity: 1 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    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!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    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


    There is one bedroom with two beds available. There is a bathroom for your own use. We have good WiFi access.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

    Wifi connection reasonable and plenty of space available

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 828481556318

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