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8/6/22 We are currently looking for a volunteer or two for July/August, mostly gardening, painting etc
We are living on a biodiverse mixed farm just one hour by bus from Dublin in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains in (South) Co Kildare. We are a big close family and although our kids have all left home now, COVID has had the benefit to us of bringing them home. Normally though, it's just Karl and I along with dogs, cats, ponies, hens and cattle.
Our aim on the farm is to marry together our sustainability goals with successful farming. With that in mind, we dedicate large areas of the farm to bee-friendly pastures, ponds and hedgerows for bird-life. We minimise the use of sprays and inputs in our farming, and encourage biodiversity wherever we can in small and large corners around the farm whether its through allowing thistles along fencing or establishing wildflower meadows in corner. We have several interesting projects on the farm, including a moth survey, flora and fauna survey, solitary bee habitats, an attempt to re-establish owls on the grounds and regular bat walks.
Our agricultural industries are sustainable dairy, tillage and forestry, and we farm from a historic 18th century house and garden which is open to the public (in a non-commercial way) for some parts of the year. We live just outside the village of Moone. We have a tennis court, lovely farm walks, bicycles. A couple of km away is the 11th century Kilkea Castle, home to the Dukes of Leinster. A great cycle for the day takes you on a tour of Round Towers and High Crosses, or perhaps take the bus to Dublin or Kilkenny (one of the smallest cities you'll ever see!). The peaceful monastic mountain retreat of Glendalough is 45 minutes by car.
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cuidado de animales
Ayuda en una granja
You can of course practice your English and learn about sustainable agriculture and forestry, archaeological and cultural heritage, farming, gardening, cooking and how life is on a busy farm in Ireland. We hope to learn more about your background and culture, as well as showing you ours.
Este anfitrión ofrece alojamiento y paga.
El anfitrión ha indicado que pagará al menos el salario mínimo por hora de su país por cada hora trabajada y que también ofrecerá alojamiento. Pide ayuda con un negocio o una actividad empresarial. Ponte en contacto directamente con el anfitrión mediante la mensajería de la página para obtener más información y detalles sobre el salario ofrecido. Cualquier acuerdo con el anfitrión debe cerrarse por anticipado.
We always have a different project, whether it be a stone wall to rebuild or reclaim, freeing up young trees, a flowerbed to weed, a shed to repaint or a window to replace. The vegetable garden is active but needs more loving help to produce to its best. In the springtime we are mostly preoccuppied with newborn calves to birth and feed and keep warm and healthy. Ireland can be wet - you really have to love animals and the outdoors!
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
Este anfitrión ha indicado que está interesado en compartir su idioma o aprender otro.
Ponte en contacto con él para obtener más información.
Accommodation depends on what works when you come. Usually our helpers will be accommodated in a self-contained apartment, and, very rarely, in a guestroom in the main house. We have internet access. We can accommodate couples and singles.
We always interview our prospective helpers because its very important to us that we like each other: and we also suggest that if after a week you don't think that our home offers what you want, then you really should feel free to say so and move on, with no hard feelings.
We really enjoy having practical people with us, because the projects we need to work on are really for 'hands-on' people. It would be a help if you have experience on a farm or garden.
Due to the fact that we take language students during the summer, and that we undertake that no other native speakers will be in the house while the students are here, we sometimes have restrictions on the nationalities we can accommodate.
Look forward to meeting you.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Our download speed is normally about 25mbps, though it can get slow at busy times.
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.
Precisión del perfil: