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Come and help in beautiful Kinvara, near the sea and the Burren!
I am about 5km from a village called Kinvara, about 20km from Galway City.
I work mainly from home doing research work and psychotherapy, and sometimes I get very busy. At the moment, my dogs have different needs (one is recovering from surgery) and sometimes need to be walked and entertained separately! So basically, I need a doggie walker, doggie entertainer and dog sitter, someone with lots of experience who is PASSIONATE about dogs. I also have LOTS of gardening work for you to do (mainly weeding and some digging).
You would have your own bedroom and small bathroom with shower. I also have musical instruments if you play or sing :-)
You would really need to be an animal lover - my dogs are generally allowed everywhere, so this place is NOT for you if you don't like dogs in the kitchen, in the bedrooms, and if you don't understand how to keep a garden gate CLOSED for their safety!
I am vegan so only my dogs eat meat in this house! Therefore you must be vegetarian or vegan and a non smoker (that's any type of substance!), non vaper, happy with a quiet country life for a while. You would also need to help with cleaning the house and be a tidy person. Untidiness and dirty dishes etc are very stressful to me, so I only do workaway if it makes my life easier, not more difficult!
I provide lots of fruits and vegetables, pasta, rice, salads, snacks, etc. Let me know what you like and I will buy it in, so long as it is vegan (you can buy your own dairy if you are vegetarian). I tend to leave people to cook for themselves, and to share a meal on the odd occasion we're around for dinner at the same time!
If you have your own transport, that would make it easier for you in your spare time, unless you're content to be home and/or by the beach a lot of the time. I have a bicycle you can use.
Please get in touch soon if interested and let me know your experience with dogs and with gardening and painting (general outdoor work).
Hope to hear from you!
Help around the house
Kinvara is beautiful, calm and peaceful. I am also happy to help with English and I speak Spanish, Portuguese and French and a small bit of Russian and Persian.
Dog minding, dog entertaining, dog walking, gardening and cleaning (plus general tidying)
This host offers a language exchange
I am interested in learning Persian and in practising my Portuguese.
Private room, bathroom with bath/shower
During your time off, you can go to the local pub up the road, walk to the beach, cycle into Kinvara or go into Galway city (20km) on the bus where there are many things to see and do. There are restaurants and cafes in Kinvara. The area is generally rural and quiet.
Please do not apply if you are a smoker (even outside/casual/e-cigs), or if you are not passionate about animals. It is essential that you are a dog lover and have lots of experience with dogs.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week