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Host ID: 90048
Country: Ireland

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Last Updated: December 6, 2019

We are a family with three children, aged 6, 11 and 14, originally from Germany and America. We recently moved onto a beautifully situated 46 acres site where we are in the process to establish a farm, garden and a respite care house for people with special needs. We have 9 alpacas, 2 goats, 36 sheep, 7 chickens and 5 cats.
We will gradually introducing bio-dynamic methods to the garden and farm. We are in the process of building a new house and are hoping to landscape a disused quarry.
Visitors will stay in a caravan, which can accommodate a small family. You can join us for the meals, which are vegetarian or cook for yourself in the caravan.
We need help with caring for the animals, fencing, shed building, making a playground , tree planting, wool processing and soon with building work and gardening. We also would appreciate if you can once in a while take care of children.
Particular in summer there is a rich cultural life in the area with several traditional music events.
The west coast and the Burren (a fascinating limestone landscape) is about an hour away, public transport is not great, but it is possible to get around. It takes 20 minutes by bicycle to get to the nearest town.
At present we need help with plasterboarding and have a vacancy till Christmas

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