Help a small family with bees, pigs, reptiles and more near Loughrea, Ireland



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    We are a family of three: mum, dad and three year old toddler. We have a small farm, spread over two plots, 6 kilometers apart. We grow our own food, keep bees, pigs, chickens, a cow and some horses. Cats and dogs too, of course!
    In 2018 we started keeping reptiles; snakes, bearded dragons and geckos! We even have a family of happy rats!

    Life is busy juggling everything as I (mum) also have a part time job at a charity shop in the nearby town. While I'm gone, Dad tends to the (very active) toddler and farm so some jobs don't always get done!

    We have lots of practical hobbies such as crochet, and green woodwork, and we love to try new things. We are home educating our toddler so he gets involved in almost everything too!

    We want to make lots of improvements to our land and the management of our animals/crops and have decided we need some help. We're looking for someone who is happy to work hard, sometimes alone.

    We're a friendly and happy bunch so plan to have some fun too!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Entretien général
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    You can learn about the running of a small holding in Ireland including reptile and bee keeping, horsemanship, and growing your own food, improve your English, and stay 10 km from the only town in Ireland with a working moat!
    Between us we have many skills to teach you, including wood turning, knitting, construction and more!

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    Help is needed both on the farm and at our holding where we live. Gardening, landscaping and general tidy up and maintenance are on the to-do list. Daily tasks may include feeding and cleaning out the pigs, cow, and chickens and watering/weeding the tunnels and vegetable gardens.
    A lot of our land is quite rough and needs huge improvement. Fence building, wall repair, and filling the wood shed are top priorities this year.
    Other jobs may include helping with tree pruning and planting, clearing land for re-seeding, assisting with beekeeping, grass cutting, hedge cutting, raking and general improvements to our gardens, and painting and tiling.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Allemand: Débutant

  • Hébergement


    You will stay in our 'Shouse' which is a purpose-built steel shed on the farm (not the same land we live on). Enjoy your privacy and space in a kitchen with all mod-cons, the most glorious shower you've ever had, a large living space and two bedrooms!
    We built and then lived in the Shouse for a year before moving to our current home, and although it's agricultural, it's warm with a wood burning stove. Adding windows is on the list this year, as it currently only has sky-lights!
    You may help yourself to food from the tunnel and meat in the freezer and cook for yourself. If you're working over at our home you will be welcome to eat with us. We'll keep your cupboards stocked with the essentials and we'll ask you to give us a shopping list of what you need each week.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We're 10 km from the nearest town, Loughrea. Public transport is available from there. Galway is a must-see if you're interested in the city. And of course you must visit The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher while you're in Ireland.

    Locally, we have a great country pub, two shops and a fab equestrian and events centre which attracts lots of woofers and workawayers.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, with two days off each week

N° de référence hôte : 156736148445