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Co Galway
All Year: no
Area (ha): 0.5
Persons: 1 or couple
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 16838
Country: Ireland

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Last Updated: March 25, 2020

Help will sadly not be needed Spring 2020,what with CV19 and the run of storms and bad weather our plans for this year will be delayed till 2021.

Stay safe!

Our location is close to Galway and ideally positioned for exploring the west of Ireland.

We need help with our Airbnb and organically inspired small holding near the heritage town of Athenry. Work will include change-overs, gardening and general maintenance jobs for approx 5 hours per day 5 days/week.

You'll be staying in recently completed tiny house (pictured) that can be configured as comfortable double bed or two bunk beds depending on guests. There'll be good home grown/cooked food, interesting experiences for 2 to 6 weeks depending on what's on, with plenty of opportunities to explore Galway, Clare and the surrounding area.

Experience not essential but some practical skills and enthusiasm would be useful?

Some background

We have Small small-holding with chickens, a very productive fruit/veg garden, greenhouses, a poly-tunnel and orchard on homestay with our family with young son (11). We live in a beautiful renovated 150 year old cottage close to Athenry (Heritage Town) and a convenient 10 miles from Galway City (regular buses). Galway is one to the best city's in Europe for food, culture and nightlife.

We have always been fairly flexible and having been a woofer myself. We have had back-packers staying with us from all over the world over the years and they have always left us with a positive and genuine experience of Ireland. Our location makes a excellent base for exploring the West!

A little more Background...

We bought our cottage in 2002 in a barely habitable state and have spent the last 10 years extending and renovating it. We estimate the main cottage to have been built in the 1880's but parts (including the barn) are a good deal older. It is a typical west of Ireland stone long cottage with a high ceiling living room in the middle and rooms either side leading off it with attic above. There's a huge ingle-nook fireplace build in carved stone as pictured. At the front of the property there is a renovated barn which was originally a cottage circa 1800. We are fairly comfortable now but would appreciate the help with a few improvements.


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