Volunteer on a small organic farm in Connemara, Ireland



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    My husband and I run a small Organic Farm in the West of Ireland. Living by the sea can be challenging for growing vegetables, but the peace and tranquility makes up for it. We produce part of our electricity with our wind turbine, collect rainwater and filter it for everything. We keep Chickens, ducks, have 2 cats and one small dog.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    The help would include weeding, watering, planting, manuring and general garden jobs. At times our boxbeds and cold frames need to be renewed and other small building work to be done. Chickens and ducks need fed and cleaned out regularly. Our cats are a great help with everything , they are always there when things are moving. We always have some small eco-projects going on, like our fun garden.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is a caravan available, blankets, sheets and towels are supplied. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
    You can wash yourself daily in basin. Because of water shortage, only one shower per week possible.We all use an Earth toilet (dry toilet)
    We can not accommodate couples.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a strict None-Smoking-Policy and prefer people who have no animal, bee and food alergies. We do not allow alcohol being brought to the farm. Vegetarians welcome (can help cooking).
    Applicants need to have a serious interest in horticulture and be prepared to get their hands dirty.
    We would like our helpers to be part of our family and also take the meals with us. There are some small rules to be observed, that's all.
    A bicycle is available if one wants to go to the next village, what is about 3 miles away from us. There are also some nice beaches and a riding stable nearby. The bus leaves everyday from the village in the morning, if you want to go further afield on the weekends.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 923296724ac3