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Come join the farm team for a multicultural experience in beautiful Ireland. We are building a self-sustainable farm in the wild west of the Green Island and we would like to welcome you in our little village and show you this wonderful corner of the world. You will enjoy living on our farm and you will learn German and Irish ways and language spending time on the farm and know original Irish hospitality with lovely neighbours. What's more, Robert is a building engineer with a lot of experience and helping him restructuring the old cottage, you will learn all the tricks about working with timber and building in general. Robert is always happy to answer all your questions, even the philosophical ones ;)
There are a lot of beautiful places to visit here around, from quaint old churches, to national parks, cliffs and beaches. Plenty of activity in this area too: canoeing, horse riding, diving, trekking are just a few of the things this place has to offer. Not to mention the delicious food and cakes. Of course, Guinness and tea are everywhere.
We have a lot of animals walking around the farm and they all have a name as they are part of the family. You can become friends and enjoy their company too.
If you like to work with your hands, that would be an advantage.Two cats are in the house, and three dogs are running outside.
They all love to be cuddled.
We are looking forward to meet you :)
Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizajeAyuda en proyectos ecológicosConstrucción y bricolajeAyuda doméstica
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Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje
You can learn German, English and even some Irish. The neighbours are all nice and welcoming and always ready to have a nice chat. Robert can tell you everything about building and construction. He can tell you something about German traditions and history. You can learn about Irish food and costumes too. Mostly, you will get to know the Irish hospitality and way of living. You can learn how to handle animals as well. We have sheep, horses, donkeys, chicken and more.
We are restructuring the old cottage situated on the farm. You will help with building, handle timber, mixing concrete, learn everything about building a house. There will be some lifting to do, but nothing too heavy. Mostly it will be help out Robert while he explains to you the how and the why. At the end of your staying, you will know how to build a house :)
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
We like to exchange our language knowledge with other people. It's interesting to see how to say the same thing in different tongues and we are curious about that and happy to share what we know.
Since we are building our house, we have only place for one other person on the farm yet. You will be living with Robert, sharing meals and helping him with building and caring for the zoo if you like. There are 2 cats living in the house and you will have to share your bed with at least one of them sometime :)
You will have your own room at night, but you have to share the bathroom during the day.
Internet is working fine, so feel free to bring your laptop/tablet. There are plenty of books as well: you can choose between English, German.
Please keep in mind that the farm is in the middle of nowhere, the village is about 3,5 Km away and to visit the nearby towns you will need to travel by bus or train.
You are welcome to use the mountain bike of the farm to explore the surrounding and reach the bus stop in town.
The neighbours will be happy to give you a lift as well if they meet you on the road :)
The farm is situated between Westport and Achill Island, which both have plenty to offer for leisure activities. The farm is between two national parks, there's Croagh Patrick to climb, beaches to visit, historical sites and plenty actvities for the leisure time. There are busses going to Achill, Westport and Castlebar. From there are busses and trains to the rest of Ireland for a day off visiting towns like the beautiful Galway (about 1 hour away) and bike rentals for spins along the green way. You can book tours or join the local football or running clubs...or both. There is an angling club as well. Clare Island is a beautiful place to visit, and with some look, you will get to see dolfins and seals swimming along the boat.
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Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas
The farm is big enough, we can find a space for a caravan near the cottage, depending on the size of it.
¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week