Help with some renovation and with eco-friendly gardening, farming and with the kids in South East Ireland

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  2019 

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  • Description

    Description

    *Paid Apple Picking for October early November

    We are a couple with 3 children, Lucie 7, Joshua 4 and Mia 2. We live in the countryside with our 2 dogs, Peaches the St Bernard and Lady our Springer. I am French, from Brittany and speak French only with the kids. Phil is Irish and we speak English when all together. Lucie is bilingual. Josh understand both and speak a bit of both.
    We are apple growers, we grow 50 acres quite intensively, on a rented farm 15min from home. We also have 70 colonies of bees...
    We live on a little farm we bought recently it is only 4-5 acres and we are after planting a few apples trees, plum trees, pears, raspberries, a small vineyard (1200vines)... we would like to farm that place in an ecofriendly way. We are looking into the permaculture, biodynamic concepts...

    From today and for another 3-4 weeks we have seasonal pay jobs available as apple pickers. It is not an easy job : starts at 8.00-9.00 and finish at 17.00. We already work with 15 people. You will be leaving in a mobile home next to our home. After these 3 weeks you will be welcome to stay with us if you want as workawayers and help us with our gardening project at our place.

    We are also looking for a mature person to help me looking after the kids and the house. This time of the year is our busiest time because we are picking our crop of apples. I will be off on the main farm on picking days.
    That person would ideally have a driving license to drive the kids to school and to their activities.


    Do not hesitate to contact us !

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We really want you to enjoy your stay in Ireland. We are very flexible to accommodate any trip you want to plan. There is no shortage of activities in the garden. There is plenty to exchange regarding horticulture and beekeeping.

  • Help

    Help

    Anyone interested in joining our gang would be involve in the development of the home farm/garden/bees/wax... as well as looking after the kids and some dinners. We would like someone interested in both aspects of our venture: the kids and the farm. It all comes together... the farm helps us to keep them busy ;) ... Very little use of the TV down our place!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French and English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a mobile home available most of the year near the house. We are happy to share breakfast and lunch/dinner with our workaway.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Regarding trips to discover Ireland, we are in the South East which is getting more and more interesting regarding cycling tracks. We will be happy to bring you to the bus station when required for trips up or down the country!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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

Joshua 4, Mia 2 and Lucie in her school uniform ;) 7
hedge of sweet peas, we pick them every week :)
The back field with a small veg garden, apple trees, vines and the mobile homes up for renovation at the very top of the field
Our bottom field with 400m of Strawberries, 450m of asparagus , 100m of sweet Williams, Pear trees and plum trees... and plenty Borage!
Front of the house
Our small apple orchard in front of the house
bedroom 2
bedroom 1 in mobile home next to our house


Host ref number: 941944531196