Help on our family homestead in the hills of Donegal, Ireland

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Irlanda

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    29/10/2021

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are a family of 4 (Declan and Marion and our two children) living in a very secluded place in the hills of Donegal. It's an ideal place for walkers with streams, lakes, hills and forests to be explored. The area has a strong tradition of music, and we ourselves play different instruments. We have gardens and and some polytunnels were we grow our own veg and herbs for culinary uses and herbal teas. We always have some sort of projects going on like a music channel which we started after doing up a bow top gypsy wagon. - Well, if anyone out there can play the Clarinet and could share a few lessons while here, that would be great!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    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

    We love and are involved in Irish traditional music and take our volunteers along to any session we attend. This is an Irish speaking area and you have the chance to pick up some Irish from most members of the family. Some of our volunteers got their first fiddle lessons in our family! You can learn a lot from us about fermenting, home baking and foraging.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Here are some of our past projects: In recent years we completed to convert an old shed turning it into a wooden Lodge. Big thanks to all the volunteers who threw themselves into the project giving us a great hand and often advice! We also rent out the gypsy caravan. The project is also becoming a hit on YouTube and some of our volunteers and guests have taken part on this musical journey.
    Other projects are happening in our garden. We have now 3 polytunnels with where we grow veg and herbs. These and our raised beds outside need constant looking after (we thought after all experimenting with mulching we wouldn't need weeding anymore, but the weeds just know better). So we welcome volunteers with some gardening knowledge (but you can learn a lot from us us well). We can show you the process of tea making: harvesting, drying, milling and mixing. Our kitchen is full of great aromas when we make the tea!
    Our volunteers become part of our family and are helping out with daily tasks from cleaning, light house help to perhaps chopping wood, landscaping, looking after the animals and gardening. We always work hand in hand with everything. We are continually learning and increasing our knowledge about permaculture and perhaps, you our workawayer will have some more tips for us?
    Ideally we are looking for volunteers age 25 and above.
    - I know this is a long shot, but can anyone play the Clarinet? One of the family members would be grateful for a few lessons (YouTube is good, but real persons are better)!

  • Idiomas hablados

    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Irish: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We live in a very homely place and offer a private room within our house for our volunteers.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We live in an area of natural beauty, and we are very secluded. (The next shops are miles off!) We live right beside a waymarked way called "the Gaeltacht/Sli na Finne way", so it's great for hiking. Volunteers can also use our bikes to explore the area. We live close to Fintown (10 min drive) and Glenties (20 min drive), a town renowned for fiddle music with famous fiddlers living nearby.
    A bit more about ourselves: We have 2 children and 2 very friendly dogs and a couple of Indian Runner ducks. We are vegetarians and love fresh food and to experiment with new dishes and baking. Our volunteers are invited and welcomed to experiment with us in our kitchen, in fact all the volunteers are invited to cook for all of us from time to time so we can experience some new tastes! We are always on the lookout for new interesting and tasty recipes and in exchange can teach you many things like making your own sourdough bread and anything you need to know about fermentation. We look for volunteers who show an interest in what we are doing, bring in their own ideas, so the whole thing becomes a "giving and taking". Our workawayers are part of our family while on board with us. We play house music in the evening or board games. It's a television free house!
    We love traditional Irish music, and visit regularly Irish sessions where we join in playing music and concerts. You're always welcome to join us! Plenty of music festivals are happening in the area.
    We also have plenty of books about anything and everything should you ever get bored!

  • 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

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Uno

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    Horas esperadas

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

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