Help us develop a veg and fruit garden and to be self-sufficient in Bantry, West Cork, Ireland




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    We are currently looking for someone to help outside in all weather's. We need fire wood chopped and land cleared, hedges cut and general gardening work. It would be great if you had some experience already. You must enjoy physical tasks. Thank you.

    Non-smoking family home, (including e-cigs) We have house pets and a large garden. We live in a rural part of Co Cork and lead a very simple life. We are trying to develop a veg and fruit garden to be self-sufficient. There is no nightlife here only nature...

    We happy to take you to and from the bus route. our internet access is very limited.

    I am a qualified teacher and we are happy to help you with learning the English language, don't worry if you are very rusty we don't mind!!

    As the help is physical and outside you need to be comfortable bending, using simple garden tools, rake, spade, fork etc. We are happy to teach you but please this is not the place for you if physical outdoor tasks do not appeal to you. You WILL get dirty :)

    We share the living day to day tasks like preparing meals, washing up after dinner and light housework this is not a hotel!!!! I work part time so u need to be happy to do tasks independently.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    New skills, visit local area, language

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We would welcome some help painting and tidying outside, gardening, animal care, cooking...not all at once, lol. We have to look after the animals what ever the weather. Also the ground needs to be cleared and composted ready for next year so we work outside in the rain!!!

    Many volunteers ask for an idea of the expected hours per day, so here is a general idea. Breakfast is at 8am and we start work at 8.30, tea break is at 10.30-11.00 then lunch is 1-2pm then work until 3pm. this is a flexible schedule, nothing is set in stone!! but hope its helpful :)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange

  • Accommodation


    You will have the sole use of our guest room in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Things to do: the best thing is to google the area, Bantry, West Cork. This is a rural place but we are walking distance to the bus stop which would take you to Cork city, there are no trains in West Cork.

    Hiking, cycling, sea sports and walking are very popular activities in this area.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    small van could park in our field. there are no site amenities though just wild camping

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We would consider this on a individual basis.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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