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Skibbereen Co Cork
All Year: March to October.
Area (ha): 20
Persons: 1-3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 28164
Country: Ireland

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Last Updated: August 30, 2016

We are situated 1 km from Europe's only sea lake called Loughine which is a marine preserve. Property contains 5 hectares of 12 yr old trees mostly oak ask alder and birch which need some pruning to allow more light. We have planted a further 3 hectares this spring and because we do not like to use weedkiller and to grow organically these new trees need weeding before the winter. We have a polytunnel which is full of summer vegetables at the moment but we need help harvesting and weeding. We have raised beds of potatoes and onions which are ready for harvest now. The other raised beds have winter greens planted and beetroot.
My son Rossa is a tree surgeon lives in a timber house built by himself and completely off the grid with his own wind turbine and water supplied from a spring coming from the hill above Loughine. I live in a semi passive house only 7 years old and I heat my house with a small stove fuelled by our own timber.We also have a small timber house with a hazel and canvas roof and with a small stove. This can sleep two to three people and is suitable for the summer/ Autumn visitor.

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