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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.5 acres
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 32026
Country: Ireland

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Last Updated: September 6, 2018

We live in an old farmhouse in the beautiful countryside of West Cork, about a mile from a small village with good pubs! We are a lesbian family. Our two lovely girls are aged six and nine. The area where we live is very beaitiful, full of musicians, artists and writers. In terms of what we are hoping for, there are lots of things you can help us with! So a couple or pair of friends would be ideal. We prefer helpers with experience of helpx or childcare.
In terms of help, we are always looking for help in the garden, with the animals and vegetables, and in the house with housework and childcare. Home maintenance, possibly some painting etc around the house would be great. Plenty of more creative projects possible (but not necessary!) such as stone work, murals etc for those who are interested, and we value your input and ideas.

We have had a number of helpxers over the past year and it was a very positive experience for us, and there are a several families who take helpxers in the area. We appreciate the skills and vision that helpxers bring to the projects that work on here and we want you to feel that you have left a lasting contribution and had some creative input.
We have a happy welcoming home, which we love to share with our friends. We work as a radio producer and a psychologist. As a family we enjoy cooking, walks in the countryside/beach, watching films and spending time with friends. We have no TV but we do have wifi. We have a very friendly dog, a cat, some chickens and (coming soon) some pigs.

There are beautiful walks available locally and we have two bicycles for helpxers use - you will be able to cycle to the beach and to two villages. Previous helpxers have enjoyed walking or cycling to the local pubs (2k) and beaches (5k) and there is a vibrant music scene.
We have a separate bedroom-loft, bathroom and kitchen/living room that would be for your use when you stay with us. If you come alone, you might be sharing that space but have your own bedroom/loft.
We will provide food for you to cook in your own kitchen and hope you would join us for meals regularly. We are looking about 25 hours a week, and we are flexible about how this is arranged.

reviews (7)
Helper: David and Laura Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: June 12, 2017
We have been one month an a half with the family and we felt as home. It´s i... view complete review

Helper: Albert and Laia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: April 5, 2017
Our stay with the O'Donnell family felt like being home away from home. W... view complete review

Helper: Natalia and Leonardo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Poland Date: September 6, 2015
Iseult, Leanne, Robin and Loveday welcomed me in their beautiful home for abo... view complete review

Helper: Brittany and Rainer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 29, 2015
My boyfriend and I went to stay with Leanne, Iseult, and the girls with a pla... view complete review

Helper: Megan V Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 11, 2015
I just left Ballydehob and had such a great stay. The family was extremely we... view complete review

Helper: Purée Lapensée Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: November 2, 2014
I spent a little more than two weeks at their house and I really enjoyed my t... view complete review

Helper: Marta and Oriol Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: September 18, 2014
Our stay there have changed our way to see how to share our lives with others... view complete review

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