Help out on our small sustainable farm in the beautiful countryside in Co Mayo, Ireland



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  • Description


    Hi there, we are a Dutch couple, Arend and Jannette, living on a small farm and are trying to be as self sufficient as possible in harmony with nature. We have milking goats, sheep, cows, pony, hens, bees, cats, dogs and grow vegetables.

    We are located in the country side, with beautiful walks right outside our doorstep. There is a good public transport system in place to Galway, Sligo, Westport, Castlebar, Knock and Ballina . The bus stop is at 10 minutes walking distance.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Friendly hosts, that are looking forwards to meet people from other cultures. Knowledge about the local area, get a general idea about farming and self sufficiency.

    We are located central to different towns, all easily accessible with local transport. In summer time there are a musicals festivals organised in many of them.

  • Help


    We are looking for an extra pair of hands to help out with all the tasks that come with farming and maintenance. Arend is working full time on the farm, so you will be working together most of the time, but you will be working on your own as well at times.

    Jannette is running an acupuncture clinic from the farm 4 days a week and is helping out where ever she can. It's important that you like being outdoors, like animals and enjoy physical tasks.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is a mobile home available, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom etc. WE HAVE NO TELEVISION. If you come on your own, you might have to share the accommodation with an other person.

    As we get up at 6 o'clock, you will have breakfast by yourself, lunch and diner will be together. As we are rearing our own meat, it would be difficult to cater for some one who is vegetarian.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 967387413744