Come stay with me, and my lovely old dogs and rescue hens in County Laois, Ireland



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    ***Please check out the current restrictions and guidelines here ***

    I have moved back to my small house, just on the outskirts of a small village called Borris-In-Ossory in County Laois. I live with Princess who is a 14 yr old lurcher, Misty an 8 year old greyhound and 5 rescue hens Dorothy, Blanche, Rose Cagney and Lacey and a regularly visiting cat called Not-my-cat.

    *️*️*️What I need help with at the moment is
    housework: cleaning floors, decluttering, cooking
    gardening: general tidying and cleaning of the garden and helping to create a vegetable garden
    garage: decluttering and rearranging *️*️*️

    I hosted for a few years with my ex partner and his children, I moved back to my my small house over a year ago but between readjusting and restrictions I have not been hosting over this time. I am looking forward to hosting again and welcoming new friends to my home.

    My home is about 1 km outside of Borris-In-Ossory, Co Laois.
    26kms from Portlaoise town, Co Laois
    13kms from Roscrea town, Co Tipperary
    100kms from Dublin and 85kms from Limerick
    There are a number of local and regional busses which go through the town.
    I can drive you to nearby towns like Roscrea or Portlaoise if you want to catch a train or a bus.
    I would like to have the time to go sightseeing with you, perhaps to places not easily reached by public transport.

    At the moment I have one spare bedroom, it is a small room and has a double bed. I am in the process of organising my garage to accommodate the tools and materials I currently have in a larger room which will become a bedroom.

    I have a large garden and anyone with a tent or a camper is welcome to pitch up.

    I've clicked that I can accept more than 2 and also families because I don't want to exclude anyone and will always try to work around things to make it happen if someone really wants to stay with me.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos artísticos
    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral

  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    My home is in a rural part of Ireland, we do not get tourists in our village (unless they stop for fuel on their way somewhere else). While I have lived in other countries and enjoy learning about other cultures, my home is an Irish home and so is my hospitality. It is my honest hope that anyone staying with me will feel welcomed and part of my family.

    I speak English and Spanish and am happy to help with conversation in either.

    I am a qualified chef and am always happy to help anyone who wishes to learn more about cooking. I also have a large selection of cookery books.

    I am a mixed media artist and am currently studying to become an art and design teacher. I have many tools and materials I am glad to share and help learn, like a spinning wheel, light box, crochet, book making, painting, textile art, sewing machine, embroidery.....

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

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  • Ajuda


    I don't have any set length of time for visitors to stay but I think if a week was agreed on to start and we could extend if everyone was happy. Having said that, obviously I'm open to hearing visitors' ideas.

    I always have things that need doing, a lot are once off or not very regular and the others are daily things. It would be great if visitors really like the tasks we need help with, I wouldn’t like to have anyone feeling forced into doing tasks they don’t enjoy.

    General housework. (Tidying and cleaning kitchen, hanging clothes to dry, ironing, washing dishes....)
    Seeing to the animals, feeding, walking, cleaning
    Food prep/cooking.
    Tending to the garden.

    ---Current projects---
    Building additional fencing
    Establishing a new vegetable patch
    Pruning apple trees
    Sanding and painting some old furniture.
    Foraging wild foods to preserve, make jams, pickle........
    Decluttering garage
    Painting window sills and gate

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Fluente
    Francês: Iniciante

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    I speak English and Spanish and am interested in learning French.

  • Acomodação


    At the moment I have one spare bedroom, it is a small room and has a double bed. I am in the process of organising my garage to accommodate the tools and materials I currently have in a larger room which will become a bedroom.

    You are also welcome to pitch your tent or park your camper.

    There is one bathroom.

    I don't have a TV but I do have WiFi

    Anyone staying with me is welcome to use the kitchen, washing machine, WiFi etc as they wish.

    I don't smoke and prefer not to have a lot of smoke in the house, but I don't mind smoking in the house if it is cold and/or wet outside.

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    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    I have WiFi Network band 2.4 GHz Link Speed receive/transmit 144/72 (Mbps)

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    I have enough space for campers and tents.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    I have an older female dog, Princess is 14 years old and Misty a #n 8 year old greyhound. A cat called Not-my-cat, who wanders around the place every now and then looking for some food. Also some rescue hens. Dorothy, Blanch, Rose, Cagney and Lacey. Your pets are very welcome and hopefully everyone will get along!

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

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

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 313242984733