Help in house & small farm in peaceful, rural setting in Derrada, Ireland



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  • Description


    We are a middle-aged couple who run an organic smallholding with vegetables, fruit, poultry and 2 Alpaca.

    We need help with gardening/horticulture/looking after hens & geese & Alpaca.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Discover traditional Irish music, informal lessons in guitar & penny whistle ("Irish flute" in some languages). Ceili dancing in summer. We make sure to show you round the area, visit beaches & beauty spots, etc., go to the pub for trad. sessions (when possible) and generally enjoy life !

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    Main focus in the summer is on cultivation, harvesting & preserving veg. & fruit, for both summer & winter crops. In addition to the organic crops, we collect seaweed for nutrition & fertiliser and make our own salt from seawater. We are also interested in self-sufficiency, collecting herbs and DIY energy projects.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Room in house, you might have to share a room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a small dog & 3 cats in the house so you must like animals. Volunteers live with us part of the family. Our adult daughter lives with us.

    Derrada is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with plenty of opportunities for walking & hill-climbing. We are 5 mins. from the Great Western Greenway, an off-road bicycle path built on a disused railway line. 4km (2.5 mls) to Newport (shops, pubs), you can bike it. Bus to Westport 5 times daily. We are keen on traditional music, Colin plays whistle & guitar. Local ceili (traditional set dancing) in Derrada in July & August, covid permitting. Westport is renowned for trad. music.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Very flexible, around 5 Hours per day/25 hours per week - we don't count !

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Host ref number: 983364492649