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I am looking for help in my five-bedroom BnB which is in the third generation of my family and was originally built by my grandfather. I require help cleaning rooms with laundry, ironing, checking in guests, and help all round the house. Every helper will have their own private room with free wifi, you will be given three meals a day and have two days a week off. You will also have the use of my mountain bike.Learn more
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5 Immersing in the local culture
4 Practicing English
4 Meeting locals
4 Get in touch with nature
3 Meeting international travelers
1 Developing social awareness
John is an outstanding host. I'm glad Castlehouse B&B was my first Worldpacker trip.
It is a home away from home experience as you feel welcomed and at ease. The tasks are straightforward and are carried out in the first half of the day (serving, cleaning, ironing, etc). John is very helpful here.
I also had the opportunity to learn a lot about Ireland's history & the Irish people. We bonded over music, geography and a pint of Guinness. If you show an effort to be proactive, he'll definitely go the extra mile to make sure you have a rewarding experience. He's an excellent chef, thank you!
9 days ago
It all started well, but in the end I was traumatized, humiliated and without a place to stay. John was friendly at first. But he kept putting me down. I did everything I could to help, but one day, after cleaning the dishes, I stopped for one minute to text my husband saying I was ok and John started screaming at me saying I wasn’t doing my jog. He was rude before that too. I felt so helpless, I just had to get out of there. The place was isolated so there were no taxis to get out. Thank God someone appeared and gave me a ride. It was truly an experience I wish I never had.
about 1 month ago
My experience at Castlehouse has been wonderful. John is a very friendly man who is always willing to tell you stories about his village and his travels. I have great memories of the dinners that I shared with him and the other two volunteers. It has been an excellent opportunity for cultural exchange. The tasks consist of serving breakfast, cleaning bedrooms, and ironing. No need to be an expert - if John sees that you're making an effort, he'll do his best to make you feel at home. Thanks a lot, John!
(Note: the dates of my trip are wrong, I stayed there in August 2021).
4 months ago
I spent two weeks in Castlehouse and it was even better than expected. It was my first time as volunteer, so in the beginning I was a bit scared, but when I got there it was like being home.
The host, John, is a very charismatic, sincere and authentic person. He welcomed me and the other two volunteers as if he knew us for a long time. Through his stories and traditions I experienced the authentic Ireland. The landscape around the b&b is really fascinating.
As regards the tasks, the work is done mainly in the morning and it corresponds to the description of the project.
9 months ago
It was my first experience with worldpacker and thanks to John it was a great first experience ! I was with 2 other volunteers and there was a very good ambiance. From the beginning to the end of my stay, John never stopped to do his best so that I enjoy the most. He adviced me what to visit and he lent me his bike !
Otherwise, John loves cooking! We ate very well every day, breakfast lunch and dinner were always perfect !
I really appreciated the mix of culture, with John who likes talking about irish history and also with other volunteers.
We just had to work in the morning and we were fre
10 months ago
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