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Co Cork
All Year: April to September
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 52272
Country: Ireland

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Last Updated: July 7, 2020

I have an organic garden with poly-tunnel and an ornamental garden
Out in the country kind of life style
Me and my partner Stephanie who lives in her own house next door were in Woof Ireland for years, now she is working so I am doing this on my own.
Come and experience self sufficiency here, and sustainable living, where food comes from, how water and the house is heated.
I produce my own electricity from Solar panels and a water turbine
Main things to do are around the garden, weeding, transplanting, grass cutting and so on.
also wood chipping gathering and stacking wood. We go down to the sea nearby and collect seaweed.
Accommodation is in an another house near the main house, there is room upstairs for 2 people sharing.
This is not a central heating environment.
Also I have a caravan near the stream when there is a couple in the guest house
All meals are included and are in the main house.
There are lots of woofers in our area, I try to have two helpers at a time however it is not always possible.
A degree of independence and the ability to work alone is sometimes necessary
I used to keep a few honey bees but now they are gone
You can come sea fishing with me in the summer months.
I used to do basket making but only rarely now
In my free time I do Irish set dancing and play the whistle (Irish flute)
You can come to the pub with me on Tuesday evenings and try it out
Bicycles are available to tour around the beautiful Coomhola valley
Your help is greatly appreciated as this lifestyle is work orientated.
I need your help 5 hours per day 5 days a week Sat. Sun. Free
Useful things to bring are garden gloves, and rubber boots (Wellies)and a USB memory stick for any information you may like.
If you have read down this far please include the words energetic experience when you wish to apply.
We have one cat, hens and friendly spiders, a wild rabbit and sheep roam the hillside

reviews (7)
Helper: Rose Connolly Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 4, 2020
I never learned as much in the last 2 weeks of living with paddy than I did i... view complete review

Helper: Teresa Zeck Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 27, 2019
The 3 weeks I spent at Paddy´s place had been a very special and unforgettabl... view complete review

Helper: Lea and Eleni Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: November 18, 2018
When we first decided to 'helpx', we had no idea what we were getting ourselv... view complete review

Helper: Laura DELEAGE Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 28, 2018
I was in the Paddy`s house during 2 weeks and it was a really good experience... view complete review

Helper: Christelle Touffet Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 8, 2017
I stayed there for 3 weeks and it was a great experience ! I liked to be on t... view complete review

Helper: Aurélie Ferraton Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 30, 2017
If I must summary in two words my experience at Paddy's, I will say: discover... view complete review

Helper: Aurélie Ferraton Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 30, 2017
During the week-end Paddy has also take time to make discover me some places ... view complete review

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