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Farm Sligo, Ireland

4.0
13 reviews13

Experienced horse carer with some riding experiences


High demand host
This host has received 5 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with nature
5 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Practice English
2 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Needs help immediately
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

2

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.
Tent
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
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.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

We're looking for volunteers - Compost making using horse manure and seaweeds, collected from nearby Atlantic beaches; - Planting winter seedlings of red cabbage; - York cabbage, spinach, and onions; - Hand weeding out of seedlings; - Apple and elderberry harvest; - Planting roses. Flower seeds and salads. Can help you improve your English knowledge, outside, while we work, but not in the house because of Covid19 possible transmission.

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Requirements

  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Between 25 and 37 years old
  • European Union Passport
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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13 Reviews

4.0

Host & Team

4.0

Hours & Tasks

4.0

Farm

4.0

Learning & Fun

4.0

How this experience will transform you

5 Get in touch with nature

2 Practicing English

1 Learning about sustainability

Spain

1

With the excuse of the covid the experience was totally different from what we were promised. My work was supposed to be with the horse and it wasn't, but pulling weeds from the garden all day without talking to anyone else. I didn't improve my English, I didn't get to know the local culture and I had no freedom in my free time to plan excursions. The work and timetable should be clear from the beginning, as well as the days off. It was a really unpleasant experience.

29 days ago

Spain

2

I didn’t feel that the stay was as promised in the WP profile. No English classes, no permaculture courses, no excursions. In the 5 hours of work, I didn’t interact with anyone. I think the concept of volunteering as understand it isn’t present on this farm. The relationship was not close and it was not a joint work with a motivation behind it. I also didn’t have the freedom to choose what to do in my free time. I slept in the caravan and didn’tfeel well. The van was dirty, with bugs and it was very cold. I got a lot of flea bites. In my opinion, Lizzie should make it clearer what she offers.

29 days ago

Argentina

1

the field is so big for only one or two volunteers, the hours according explain in the description no was this, i worked 6 or 6:30 hours for day sometimes, in my free day i can’t leave outside farm if Lizzie isn’t the farm. The kitchen ambient no is good.
i learned more english

about 1 month ago

Spain

5

I had a great experience in Lizzie's farm. She gave me a lot of food and was always asking if I needed anything. I learned many things working with her (including how to dance the waltz :D). I had two days off each week and she would recommend me nice places to visit. I'm going to miss my time there!

3 months ago

Brazil

5

I am very grateful to know Lizzie and to be able to live on her farm during this period. I learned many things. I loved the tours, the teachings. I am very happy to help with the activities on her farm, with Willian, Dancer, Mandela and Gandhi. This time I spent with her was very important to me. I hope to come back to visit her at another time.

5 months ago


Lizzie replied

Great to host you Pedro,great co.pany with Francisco and then Paul. 2 happy positive,cheerful volunteers help the winter weather fly by to early spring.

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