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Bantry
All Year: September- May
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 35791
Country: Ireland

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Last Updated: January 5, 2020

We are a family of four- Jessica, Peter, Archer 11years and Tallulah 8 years.
We are generally looking for helpers who don't mind getting their hands dirty, have some handy practical skills or are capable and willing to learn and not afraid of an alternative and environmentally focused lifestyle.

The area, Coomhola has a good community spirit with lots of environmentally focused neighbours.
Our place is an ongoing project and we're generally working on it from September to May, then working away for the summer months.
Helpers would be assisting with construction projects on alternative eco builds and landscaping.
We are currently in the process of creating a large green roof structure,- using tyres and timber similar to one in the photos. It will be used as a workshop to create sculpture and run workshops.

Essentially part of our aim is to create an arts Centre, retreat and sculpture trail with a focus on ecology and nature.
My partner Jessica myself and our two children Archer and Tallulah, aged 8 and 11, are situated in a beautiful valley just up from Bantry Bay in the Cork and Kerry mountains, 5 minutes from the sea with stunning views. My partner Jessica, is an environmental scientist and educator as well as a vegetarian chef. When I'm not constructing living spaces and workshops, I spend my time creating sculpture and designing spaces. Projects are realised with the use of practical skills such as metalwork and carpentry.

During the summer we go on the road creating installations whilst running a cafe at events.

We live in a rather unusual structure, next to an old farmhouse (The grandma's house)on 5 acres of land, with the Coomhola river running alongside the property.

I am looking for some skilled or semi-skilled help, (definitely capable) to assist with projects. Being innovative and willing to take on tasks independently and with good common sense is very important! So artists are welcome!

Tasks here may include stone wall building, helping with wooden structures and possibly assisting with the creation of new sculpture.

There is a small stone Annex built by volunteers for volunteers with a kitchen and sitting area - If there are only one or two volunteers this will be the accommodation but if there are a few, Accommodation will be in either a comfortable camper-van or caravans with compost toilet and the use of the stone cottage for hanging out and cooking when necessary.There is also internet. The owner of the land and mother in law is a director of Wwoof Ireland- world-wide volunteers on organic farms. So we have had many volunteers helping...and most have loved it here!
Look forward to hearing from you...

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