Help us create a small sanctuary for animals in Kilkenny, Ireland

  • Irlanda
  • 356 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 31 mar 2023



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas



  • Descripción


    My name is Marcin "Marcus" (50 years old) and my wife Aneta (50 years old), we have a farm.
    We are Polish and we live in Ireland.
    We have a small farm where the sheep that we saved live - the farmers brought us little 2 - 3 day-old sheep that either their mother lived or died and which would not have survived, we fed them with a bottle and thanks to that they survived.
    We have 34 of them, each has a name, they live with us and are happy, we also have 4 donkeys, chickens, 2 dogs and a cat - all adopted
    We bake sourdough bread using the old traditional method,
    We bake cakes from our own products,
    We make sheep's cheese
    We press oils cold,
    We make and smoke our own cold cuts
    We make preserves - juices, syrups, jams,
    We sell everything in supermarkets and privately to people who want to eat fresh, tasty and healthy products.

    This year we got a notice of termination and unfortunately we have to leave the rented farm.
    For the last 6 months we have been looking for a farm to rent, but to no avail.
    We cannot afford to buy a farm, so with the last money we bought an old house for renovation and an acre of land on which we want to build our new farm and a house for our animals, and if possible, enlarge it a bit to accept more animals.

    We also plan to share our animals and the family atmosphere on our farm with others, so we want to start agritourism (2 houses for those who would like to travel to us in their free time, relax in the bosom of nature), which will also be our source of livelihood for our animals.

    We are also in the SOCJAL FARMING project.
    The program integrates disabled and sick children with the farm and nature.
    We are going a step further and want to do sheep therapy and donor therapy for children with autism and Down syndrome

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Práctica de idiomas
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    1. Work among animals and for animals.
    2. Communion with nature.
    3. Polishing the English language.
    4. Possibility to learn Polish.
    5. Getting to know Polish culture and cuisine.
    6. Create a farm with us to which you will always be able to return as a member of our family.
    7. Getting to know Irish culture as well.
    8. Shared meals, delicious home made food

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    We need help to build our dream farm sanctuary from scratch, it must be built by the end of the holidays.

    Planned works this year:
    1. Daily feeding of sheep, donkeys and chickens.
    2. Grubbing up and clearing the area of ​​bushes, trees and weeds.
    3. Site preparation for 2 mobile homes.
    4. Digging, pouring and building foundations for house for animals and mobile home.
    5. Putting a mobile home, building the entire infrastructure (sewage system, terrace, benches, shelter, field kitchen, smokehouse, sauna, hot tube)
    6. Fencing the entire area.
    7. Preparation of the land for housing for the winter for sheep, donkeys, and in the future also for alpacas.
    8. Building these rooms (pouring floors, putting up walls, making a roof)
    9. Building enclosures for sheep, donkeys and alpacas.
    10. Preparation of enclosures for animals on the new farm.
    11. Preparation of fencing in meadows for sheep grazing.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Polaco: Fluido
    Inglés: Intermedio
    Ruso: Intermedio
    Alemán: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    We are interested in learning Spanish, French and Italian

  • Alojamiento


    Accommodation: we have 2 double rooms in our house on the old farm where we still live, and in the future there will be a whole mobile home (3 rooms) at the disposal of the volunteers.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner (traditional Polish dishes made from their own and local products)

    Work: 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

    It is also possible to help those willing to prepare dishes, bake bread, bake cakes, make sheep's cheese, make and smoke cold meats.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    In your free time, you can relax in silence and in the bosom of nature, explore the surroundings, explore Ireland.
    We live near Kilkenny where there is a beautiful restored castle (we also live near the ruins of Castles of Leinster: Ballykeefe Castle.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Este anfitrión ha indicado que le encanta acoger a nómadas digitales.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

  • ...

    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 155254891551

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