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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1 acre
Persons: 1 - 4
Category: Other
Host ID: 11065
Country: Ireland

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Last Updated: June 1, 2020

-- The journey is the destination. --
-- Travel less, see more --

Hello helpers,

We are two humans, artists, teachers and students of life who are on a journey together most of the time. We have created a place called the Octopus's Garden-House of Encounter, a place for people looking for real exchange in nature to meet.
We are looking for people who are happy to take this experience a day at a time.

This means we can arrange arrival dates but not the exact length of your stay.
We often meet people in Galway for a tea first .

This is an attempt to create an alternative way of living that is based on authenticity, is closer to nature and people's needs, also with the help of technology.

The way we live here could be described as existentialist and one day at a time.

If you feel you're a refugee of the spirit perhaps this is the place for you for a while.

We enjoy the silence here .

You would also need to be happy to be independent and spend time on your own.

This is a place where people can connect in a deep way, can be challenged by the isolation, nature, the weather and each other, create together in a physical and artistic way, share, talk, drink tea, rest, think, feel, be.

Because we think it's important for people to communicate and share in a real way, considering the fragmentation of lives and disconnection in this society, we are open to people coming here.

Common sense and awareness from your side are very much appreciated and help share the responsibility of making this a balanced and interesting experience for everyone.

The time people stay here is sometimes a year or two, a month or two, a week or two or a day or two, this depends on us , me and you and it depends on the irish weather.

please read at least some of our philosophy of life at the Octopus's garden here, so you know what you can expect a bit more and do give us your perspective please:

On a practical note:
please bring sleeping bags! (In the winter you will need a warm sleeping bag)

Type of help
Type of help
General Maintenance
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Animal care
Charity work
Art project
Help with Computers / internet

building structures, marketing work, filming, cooking, gardening, cleaning, sowing, painting

Languages spoken
Languages spoken
english, german, cattish

Sleeping platform in barn

What else ...
What else ...
we are in the middle of no where. There are no buses, but 100 volunteers have got themselves here via hitchhiking without a problem. We also often pick up people from Kinvara. We have bicycles here that you can use during your stay, the sea is 12km away and the Burren National Park 3km.

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