We are a family living on a smallholding in Lovely Leitrim at the foothills of Sliabh an Iarainn (Iron mountain). We have 3 lively and fun children, 2 donkeys and a cat. We aim to live a low impact, healthy lifestyle and in the time we've been here, we've planted native trees, orchards and soft fruit bushes. We have a polytunnel that hasn't been used in the past couple of years and an area we would like to develop into a vegetable garden.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Our house is fully off-grid so workawayers will have the chance to experience living in this way and to learn how to rig-up a simple off-grid system.
Looking for help NOW in the month of June in the house and garden and some help with the children including babysitting in the evening time once or twice a week. If you are self-motivated, have initiative and are not afraid to get your hands dirty this is the place for you. If you like children and animals and are creative then this is the place for you. If you like country life and getting back to basics then this is the place for you. If you have carpentry skills and can turn your hand to a bit of diy then this is definitely the place for you!
Our house is small but we can offer workawayers a small room or the option to camp (weather permitting). We can also provide tents and bedding.
We are fortunate to live in a very scenic, unspoilt part of Ireland. It is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful countryside, lakes and mountains. Local activities available include kayaking, windsurfing, horseriding. The nearest town is 4 miles away and Sligo city is an hour by car.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week