I moved back to Ireland in 2019 to the stunning Glen of Aherlow and bought The Schoolhouse which is steeped in local history and held in great affection by the local community. This unique property sits beautifully at the foothills of the Galtee mountains and has done so since 1910. I feel I am the custodian of the house and during my time here I want to develop the gardens to compliment this truly wonderful property. I am looking for experienced gardeners or those willing to learn to help me realize my vision of a beautiful natural wildlife supporting garden in return for free accommodation at the house. There will be opportunities for knowledge sharing, creative and artistic development as well as experiencing a plant based diet.
Living and helping out in the open in The Glen is a peaceful and nourishing experience. Taking time to watch the colours change in the landscape or how the light falls on the hills cannot fail to calm the soul and uplift ones spirits. The privilege of living in this unique space offers an abundance of artistic inspiration, gratitude for a life lived well and the opportunity to work in harmony with nature.
I am interested in hosting gardeners who can share their knowledge with me as well as physically sharing the tasks in order to realise the dream of a natural wildlife supporting garden.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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Private 2 bedroom self contained accommodation in the schoolhouse. Mealtimes and food can be shared together however my vegan lifestyle may not be for everyone.
There are fabulous trails and walks right on the doorstep step as well as historical sights such as the rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle are all within easy reach. Lesser known gems such as holy springs and stunning mountain views are just precious. Closer to home the plethora of natures bounty is ever present in the school boreen.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week