Home Stay Downpatrick, United Kingdom

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General help required in our comfy home

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Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

The work would include general gardening (grass cutting, strimming and hedgecutting), repairs to and re-stoning our lane, helping build a patio area and moving soil, fencing and clearing a small field, we also have a stable block to build and yard to stone. We do have a ride on lawnmower and small digger to help with much of the work.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
8 days
Stay up to
6 weeks

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My experience in Downpatrick has been amazing. Janice and Gary are two beautiful person who always try to make you feel comfortable, the coexistence with them is very easy. The work is very balanced and varied, you can learn a lot of things if you pay attention. As for Northern Ireland the landscape is wild and quiet. You must go to the mourne, lovely mountains. Little else could I ask for my stay in Downpatrick, nice to have meet you :)



 The best persons I've met in all my trip, I'm so happy with Janice & Gary, i spent two great weeks with them and i really enjoyed it. there are great places to visit like Castles and natural reserves!.

Thanks a Lot Gary & Janice.


Janice replied

Thanks Marcos glad you enjoyed you time with us.


I spent the best 10 days with Jenice and Gery, who are incredible people who, from the beginning, took care of me, taught me jobs that I had never done with much patience and freedom, they are lovely people who hope you are well! Very attentive in everything! They made me know many places! Many talks and always happy. The caravan for volunteers is beautiful and comfortable. I had a hard time leaving and saying goodbye to this great, beautiful and very good family.


Janice replied

Thank you for your review we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us as much as we enjoyed having you stay with us. You were our first Worldpacker and have set a very high standard. All the very best for the future.

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