Organic farm projects in Enniskillen and Hillsborough, Northern Ireland

Country

United Kingdom

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    Last activity

    04/11/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi i'm Varin, 44 and own a small holding in Hillsborough and Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. We started off with a 2.5 acre site in Hillsborough and have now expanded into Co. Fermanagh with a similar size of land! The aim is to start an organic community farm, permaculture project and food coop. We need help to create the project from the ground up. Set on beautiful land, with panoramic views overlooking Northern Ireland and are needing help to establish the framework of the farm, growing beds, planting trees, weeding, cutting grass etc, etc... We have 1 cat and 5 dogs on site... <3 and lots of love!! <3 Please bring wellies (long rubber boots) and or hiking boots!! We are registered as a CSA - Community Supported Agriculture

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    You can hopefully learn some new gardening skills and help us run a small health food business day to day and share in the cooking. I would be happy to exchange some language lessons, but lets not get carried away with you or us being fluent by the time you leave... :) The surrounding countryside and landscapes are very beautiful and where we are based is very tranquil and relaxing... Only the weather and animals to distract us...

  • 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

    Help

    We need folk who will be willing to learn and also skilled helpers that may be able to help us with projects on the farm. Building a polytunnel(s), putting in raised beds, digging the fields, putting up fencing, planting trees, planting veg etc... You can be totally green fingered or just willing to put some good effort into digging, weeding and general tasks. If you have any skills in joinery, carpentry, electrics, gardening or permaculture experience we would love you to help us get moved on more quickly! :)

  • 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

    Accommodation

    We are currently renovating an old Irish cottage on site, there is limited accommodation, but we have electric, gas for cooking and running water. If you are OK to camp or have a tent then this is the project for you! :) We will have the house and more space created by next year! haha. Come and help!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can provide a lift to the local village, Derrygonnelly which you can get public transport into Enniskillen and Donegal (Ireland). Bring water proof clothing and foot wear. All laundry can be washed using local laundrette or by hand...

  • 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

    we have a good mobile network 4G, we use our phones for tethering the internet

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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



Host ref number: 891535322858