Come join us 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 with us in our farm and you will know German and Italian ways and language spending time with us and know original Irish hospitality with our lovely neighbours. What's more, Robert is a building engineer with a lot of experience and helping him restructuring our 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 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 lots of animal 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.
For this year you are very welcome to come in October and stay as long as you like.
We look forward to meet you :)
Ajuda em projetos ambientais
Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
Ajuda a cuidar da casa
You can learn German, Italian 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 static. Tell you about Germans traditions and history. You can learn about Italian 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.
Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.
We are restructuring the old cottage situated on the farm. You will help with building, handle timber, mixing concrete, learn everything around building a house. There will be some lifting to do, but nothing 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 anfitrião oferece intercâmbio 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 at the farm yet. You will be living with Robert during the week, 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 bed but the rest of the house will be shared with the cats and us.
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 and Italian.
On the weekends Catia will be there as well, cooking and baking for everyone, always happy to bring you for a hike in the hills.
Please keep in mind that we live 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 Catia's mountain bike 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 :)
We are situated between Westport and Achill Island, which both have plenty to offer as leisure activities are conceerned. We are between two national parks, there's Croagh Patrick to climb, beaches to visit, historical sites and plenty actvities for the free time. There are busses going to Achill, Westport and Castlebar. From there, 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. We have an angling club as well. Boat outing in Clew Bay can be done every day of the week, Clare Island is a beautiful place to visit, and with some look, you get to see dolfins and seals swimming along the boat.
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
The farm is big enough, we can find a space for a caravan near the cottage, depending on the size of it.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week