We are living in a remote spot in west cork on around 7.5 acres. We have a dogs, 2 cats, a few laying chickens, a few ducks, a handful of goats, 4 milking cows and a few calves etc, a few bee hives, two pigs, a few pet lambs. A decent sized vegetable garden. We also have a 6 year old boy.
We are growing and raising food for ourselves for varied ideological reasons but mostly because we want to!
Projects coming up in the next month or so include;
Picking and storing vegetables,
Mucking out pigs.
I could go on.
A quick note - no Covid deniers please.
Aide avec des éco-projets
Bricolage et projets de construction
S’occuper des animaux
Aide dans une ferme
Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide à la maison
Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.
We are in a remote farming community in west cork (although we are from the UK). We are in a Gaelteacht (Irish speaking area) and our little boy is fluent. We work like slaves and eat like kings! We have both worked in hospitality and food so there is the opportunity to learn a lot about cooking and food if you are interested. Also you could learn about sustainable farming and how we apply organic practices / permaculture ideas to our own specific area and farm.
The workawayer work tends to be an equal mix between daily farm chores (feeding pigs and chickens etc), learning a new skill like making bread (and then being semi responsible for that for the rest of your stay) and working on bigger projects (previous workawayers have installed a polytunnel, an irrigation system for said polytunnel, planted a fruit orchard, cut enough firewood for a winter etc etc).
Once you're settled in, we can come to a good arrangement - if there is something you are really enjoying we can make sure you spend more time on that. Similarly the working pattern - some workawayers have preferred to help 3 hours a day 7 days a week, others would rather help 5 hours four days a week. That's all fine.
But for an idea:
Digging, tending poly tunnel, making poultry house, spreading manure, feeding animals, collecting and cutting firewood. cooking, cleaning, dog walking and childminding also appreciated.
Room in our house with a double bed.We have a normal bathroom with bath and shower. You will be warm and comfortable but it is scruffy and there is some damp as the house is old. There will be three meals a day, we're flexible with food allergies etc but fussy eaters might struggle! We eat all together. There is plenty of time and room for you to have your own space.
Beautiful walking in the mountains and lakes of west Cork. We have one car and there is no bus or anything else. We have a couple of basic mountain bikes you are very welcome to use. We usually leave the house twice a week and might manage the odd trip to the pub! Gougane Barra is close by - we would happily drop you there for a day's hiking. No telly but it is possible to watch DVDs. We listen to and play music but couldn't be described as hippies! We have a little boy who is 6 years old who will perform as David Bowie whenever you wish.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week