Help with some tasks and around my home and learn about carriage building in Leinster, Ireland




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    Hi there im franky im 40yrs old i live here in longford .after working abroad for many years i finally came home and slowly started to work on my family home which is a old stone house over 250 years old situated on 30 acres of land im a single guy i live here with my big german shepard rambo and i have 7 horses all which are mostly trained .I have being a wheelwright for last 10 years building and restoreing horse drawen carriages .currently im taking on less of that work as id like to upgrade the whole workshop .at the moment for feb and march im looking for 1 or 2 persons for a few projects inside and outside of the house .outside some bird boxs to make some tree and building projects and inside some welding .carpentry and putting new ceiling on a room in the house would need someone who can be left on there own at times to do some tasks and someone that can cook also .bearing in mind weather here can be windy and wet in feb or dry and sunny can be unpredictable .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They can better there english .i can teach them woodwork if theres anything specific they are interested in or driving a carriage or with the moment for jan feb im doing a bit of work on a new workshop and some woodwork on a small boat and could do with some help in the house cooking etc also check on animals .march and april will be a lot more busy with starting up with horses again and help on farm starting veg gardens etc at moment at present help is in a little construction and if someone is good with horses be great .all my horses are people friendly and mostly all trained at this stage . Due to COVID I know some things are shut down I’m happy to have someone to stay here to do there own thing if for example they have online classes because if I’m away at construction it’s good to have someone to keep an eye on the animals and the place while I’m gone some days

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    Projects would be general , in summer time it could be anything from help around the land ie fenceing etc , footing turf in the bog , gardening , helping with horses training and exerciseing the horse, doing some building , stonework , building walls or if anyone wanted , bit of help in the workshop not doing much with carriages at moment as i have taken on some construction so i would be looking for someone that has knowlage in vegetable garden also can bring someone on site with me for pay if they have some experience in brickworks stone or roofing or general

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I have a 2 storey farm stone house , there radidators in each room and house is insulated, there s 3 rooms upstairs and one room in a new extension downstairs with one bathroom and shower which is a electric shower and a bath . Im about 1 and half kilometre from town

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a lot of lakes around and beautiful ones if they are interested in fishing or just nice scenery, longford is in the midlands so it s very central to other towns .in good weather its nice down the fields and ive bogland not far from front of house theres canal walks close by as well and we have centr parcs in longford now also .

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    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours / 5 days

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