Organic Family Farm Project North West Ireland

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Ireland

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    16/11/2019

 
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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

Mixing clay and straw to make a cob plaster.
A summer shower!!!
The tree bog...
Building the duck house
A day at our local lake, Lough Allen, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
Picking beans...
The quackers...
Poll an Eas waterfall. 4 miles away.
Tree house complete.
All hands on board to build this tree house...
Host ref number: 838262454939