Help around my small early 19th century Irish farmstead on approx 50 organic acres in beautiful rural Kilkenny, Ireland

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Ireland

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    01/07/2019

 
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  • Description

    Description

    I have a small early 19th century Irish farmstead on approx 50 organic acres of grassland which is completely private and in a totally peaceful rural location teeming with birds and wildlife. I have 4 dogs and some horses. It is a very special old place, albeit one that is currently in need of a lot of tlc to return it and it's garden and farmland to its original state. Currently I am focused on restoring the 200 year old farmhouse so anyone with skills in this dept are welcome, especially electrical/carpentry/decorating. Also the garden and fruit garden needs a lot of work so anyone with skills in tree surgery/gardening are welcome. I also have 2 old barns which need re-roofing and converting into accommodation and other old sheds which need roofing so anyone with those skills please get in touch. Also someone with advanced website design/building skills would be great. The water system (gravity fed) also needs work. Local pub is 1k away, I go to various towns regularly so although it's rural there are lots of things close by. Milk comes from neighbors cows, eggs from free range egg farm and water from a natural spring on the spa hill. As it's quite a rural location, it's better suited to travellers who are confident and happy in that environment. I don't provide meals but you are most welcome to make yourself at home and cook whatever food is in the house.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    Travelers will get to experience the Irish countryside and an unprecedented level of peace and privacy..time out if you will!

  • Help

    Help

    Help clearing and restoring the gardens and grounds, restoring old farm buildings, painting and decorating etc. More details in main profile.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Live in house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located approximately 1km from local village pub. 10 min drive from the main motorway, and 15 min from a train station and local bus routes. The towns of Kilkenny, cashel, portlaoise and Thurles are all approx 15 miles away.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 982745127448