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West Cork
All Year: Periodically
Area (ha): 60
Persons: 1-4
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 9748
Country: Ireland

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Last Updated: March 8, 2019

Feb/March 2019 Offer:
Hey all, I am looking for a willing, enthusiastic team to help for a couple of weeks at the end of Feb - March for the following projects:
- some specimen tree planting
- hedge planting and maintenance
- seed sowing and reviving the garden for spring
- garden pond building
- emptying a stable block of storage contents readying it for renovation
- stacking winter firewood

In return you will have your own self-contained studio-cottage with wood stove, kitchenette, ensuite, mezzanine bedroom with a double bed and living room area. Food provided although help with cooking may be necessary if I have to be at work.

I'd particularly welcome lumberjacks, gardeners and those with experience planting trees/hedging and most definitely, please only apply if your really willing, good-natured, hard-working and happy to get stuck-in and help take care of this beautiful little patch of the planet! Sherwood is a very peaceful haven and ideal for those who love the Great Outdoors. Sing out if you feel Sherwood is calling you!




Mid-March 2018 Offer: Hello travellers. I am looking for someone who genuinely wants to get stuck in helping with indoor painting and outdoor gardening and minding my lovely collie in exchange for a stint in a spacious farmhouse and Cabin sunroom enjoying early spring in West Cork?? Building, DIY and timber skills would be an added and awesome bonus!!! Sing out if you think youíre the right, good-natured and genuinely willing kind of person Iím hoping to host.


Dec Xmas offer - I can offer a spacious homestead for 2 weeks over Christmas in exchange for minding my dog - I don't expect any work but equally I don't want to incur any hosting costs. It could give someone a cosy low cost Christmas option with the delightful company of a very charming, big hearted collie into the bargain!

Sept/Oct 2017 Request for a carpenter - is there a good carpenter out there at all, willing to lend his/her expertise??!! Please please get in touch if so and I'll tell you more about the project - it's nothing major or complicated but it does need someone with carpentry skills and an eye for doing a good job!

Request for good-hearted, self-reliant, self-motivated cheerful folks to join a retreat centre development project - helping to transform a farmhouse and 60 acres into a nourishing and inspiring place for people to be.

Current requests for skill and help:
Sensitive felling of woodland (Need to have chainsaw skill and experience)
Replenish firewood supply
Painting and white washing outbuildings and stables
Installing bat and bird boxes in woodland for GLAS grant (agriculture grant)
Hedge care
Rebuilding a vegetable garden, weeding, strimming
Restoration work
Varnishing windows
Other smaller DIY projects
Carpenters, joinery geniuses, builders, lumberjacks and gardeners are extremely welcome!!

Need to know:
Nonsmoking home (outside only)
Remote out of town (10 minute drive or 1 hour walk)
Commune living with other helpx-ers. (There are 3 private rooms as well)
Back to basics living and cooking
Quiet spot to watch the sunset and remember who you are.

When:
Immediately to when you're ready to go.
Pick up from Cork is available with some planning.

Thank you.

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