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Sligo
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 2284
Country: Ireland

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Last Updated: August 20, 2019

5 hours maximum per day and two travel/free days per week.Flexible happy little Organic/Bio farm,with 40 years of hosting volunteers,as a lifestyle choice. Learn re-cycling,sustainability. One helper now to share farmhouse,and simple garden and field weeding/cleaning after. Also a long term vacancy is available if you have motorbike,bycycle,Car/Van etc 're,-cycling and furniture restoration . Garden hand weeding. Indoor de-cluttering. West Sligo location on mountain above N59,viewing the Atlantic ocean and Strandhill. Just text/mail me to ask? At different times of the year, just contact me, to see if i have a spare helper place? Medical health insurance, is your own responsibility, sports, personal accident insurance. I provide shared, open plan, (cottage part) of my farmhouse,( not a separate building),with your own cooking/food preparation area.I follow my own food programme,( in my own kitchen), Mezzanine half lofts,one double. Instant hot, electric shower,in house, next to living room, private WC, drying lines/room etc for wet gear,(close to famous surfing beaches,)sea fishing/sailing etc, conservatory/sun room. We do multi-tasking!!! (TEFL) English trained native speaker. I have created School programmes/ Horse Heritage/medieval history Biodiversity and creating nature areas/flower meadows. I teach all my skills, to you at home,just as in the original traditional ways. GSOH, I enjoy Community Arts/Art workshops/painting activities. I enjoy world music/cultures/dance,Yoga etc. I have a good timber floor with some bounce for this! We can have a good laugh at life, and be good company. My smartphone has 4G. Vodaphone sim cards work in your own mobile! I go to Farmers markets,and the bigger supermarkets for bulk buying, where i buy all essentials, and your favourite foods for your helpx stay. I teach re-cycling, as no rubbish collection or public services, on the mountain area. My water is very pure, gravity fed from mountain spring well, therefore no chemicals/pollution etc. I enjoy festivals/ music sessions etc. There is a rural transport bus,( door to door service),return tickets, to Sligo city,(23klm) from farm, every Tuesday and Friday mornings. Also daily buses to Ballina & Sligo,Belfast even! Game of Thrones!! Artists/sporty characters/musicians etc, will find much activity/inspiration and peace in the tranquil gardens, with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Jobs are varied. New raised beds, as now my polytunnel is too hot in summer,burns my face,so storing timber/cardboard in it as a barn!! I grow seeds in an indoor eastern style,Gloriette,patio garden. Flexability with work times. No set working day/free day timetable, so this is always negotiated, and trips to town, festivals/events etc. Inclusive environment, whatever is happening, i include you, in the transport to it? No late night driving/clubbing for me, but if you want this experience, then you can stay weekends at a hostel in Sligo city, or take a mid-week break). Helpers in Ireland now, can always phone/visit to check, if, they will enjoy my farm experience? We do prefer helpers to have respect for our lifestyle/privacy, and discuss immediately, any problems/expectations. .Short working day maximum 5 hours.Free days when you want .Many helpers visit me again and again!!

reviews (21)
Helper: Roisin Drumm Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: July 19, 2015
Maggie is lovely, but a WARNING: you will work long hours (11/12 a day) witho... view complete review

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Helper: Michelle Kulawiak Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 28, 2015
I stayed with Maggie for 6 weeks and we had a lot of fun although we had to f... view complete review

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Helper: Viola Mensendiek Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 20, 2014
I had a great time at Maggie's. She is so nice and helpful and it is always n... view complete review

Helper: Charles Démoulins Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 9, 2014
Good time pass at Maggie house, who is a very nice woman with always a smile,... view complete review

Helper: Albert and Aitor Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: January 4, 2014
We was stay 6 weeks with Margaret, Renata (she is a helper), and with friends... view complete review

Helper: Lucas Frezel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 20, 2013
I've spent ten days with Maggie, and that was cool ! I've learn a lot with ho... view complete review

Helper: Antonio Sánchez Lozano Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: February 2, 2013
Wow spent two and a half weeks with Margaret, and really amazing, I have impr... view complete review

Helper: Hugo arnabal Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Argentina Date: January 8, 2013
I spent 4 weeks in the farm, and i really enjoy my stay in there. I have been... view complete review

Helper: Hugo arnabal Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Argentina Date: January 8, 2013
I spent 2 weeks in that farm, and i really enjoy my stay in there. i have bee... view complete review

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Helper: Julien LOHA Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 1, 2012
I stayed with Maggie for 10 weeks and it was a great experience! I knew nothi... view complete review

Helper: Alessandro Del Ben Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: May 12, 2012
I spend two weeks with Margaret, in which I learned a lot and I have overcome... view complete review

Helper: Rebeca Pardo fernández-Lomana Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: April 28, 2012
I stayed in Maggie’s farm 23 days in April. Wow! I love this place! It’s true... view complete review

Helper: Myriam Lefebvre Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: April 16, 2012
I had such a great stay with Maggie! :) I knew absolutely nothing about horse... view complete review

Helper: Paul Skirrow Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 3, 2012
We stayed with Maggie over Christmas 2011- she welcomed us into her home and ... view complete review

Helper: Kai wan Cheung Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: October 11, 2011
During past 3 weeks (Mid Sep to Early Oct 2011), I stayed in Maggie's farmlan... view complete review

Helper: Kathrin Kugler Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 23, 2011
In September 2008, I spent 4 weeks here and it was just great! Maggie is a ve... view complete review

Helper: Elise Castelli Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 10, 2010
I spent 6 weeks with Maggie and I won't forget this summer ! She gaves me a g... view complete review

Helper: Rocio López Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: May 25, 2010
I spent 2 months in Maggie`s farm and i had a really good time with her!. She... view complete review

Helper: Irene Soler Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Spain Date: January 23, 2009
I spent 2 months with Maggie. She is a really nice person and she helps you w... view complete review

Helper: Charles-henry Sacré Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: August 26, 2008
I spent 5 weeks in Maggie's house and found to my arrival a very nice person,... view complete review

Helper: Chris Welsh Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Canada Date: December 21, 2007
Maggie is a nice person. I really got on with her dog Angus. Angus will chill... view complete review

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