Farm Portaferry, United Kingdom

21 reviews21

Get immersed in nature in Northern Ireland! :)

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Learn about sustainability
8 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Expand your environmental consciousness
7 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
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.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
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 will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
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The Experience

Learn how to run a permaculture / natural farm, chopping down the jungle now and then, gathering and processing food, looking after the chickens, ducks, dog and cat, odd repair and natural building projects around the house, yurt and shed, making seed balls and any other projects you might come up with! We would be glad to have your help :)

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 19 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
1 week
Stay up to
4 weeks

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21 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

8 Learning about sustainability

7 Developing environmental awareness

7 Get in touch with nature

5 Meeting locals

5 Immersing in the local culture

3 Practicing English



My experience with Haiko and Susan was really good they are a really lovely couple and really sweetheart both of them. Haiko has a lot of knowledge about permaculture and interesting life vision so is never boring talk with him. Also he has really good skills in cooking and you will never be disappointing in the dinner he makes. Also he has organic and handmade preparation and you can taste as a BlackBerry and Raspberrie jam , and beutiful eggs from the chicken in his garden. About the work it was really okay, and I didn't feel I was working too much . I recommend this experience

8 months ago



This volunteer experience was nice. Heiko and susan are kind people. And they have a lovely dog; Finn. Who is very playfull and will cuddle with you all the time. We had some good food in the evening, Heiko lives up to the other reviews, he is a good chef. Sleeping there was good as well, you will have your own private room. But just to give the next volunteer a heads up, the house is not very clean. And if you are not really someone who drinks a lot of alcohol, it can be a bit strange to see them drink a lot of beers everyday. But I did not feel uncomfortble there. Thank you for everything!

9 months ago

United States


This was my first experience with worldpacker, and it was absolutely amazing. Heiko and Susan were wonderful. There wasn't too much work, and it varied a lot day to day. I had a comfortable room to myself. Heiko is an excellent cook, and so we always ate well. Everyday we took the dog somewhere for a walk, so I was able to see a lot of the surrounding area. It's very beautiful there. Heiko is extremely knowledgeable about the edible plants, and I learned a lot. Overall, I would highly recommend this experience.

10 months ago



I strongly recommend this place. Heiko and Susan are two wonderful people, full of vitality and knowledge about permaculture, willing to share with you as much as you want to learn. It was my 4th volunteering, so I know what Im talking when I say that this place is fantastic... the work is not so much, and they always adapted it to my abilities. Sharing time with them, the dog and the cat was wonderful. Thank you from for receiving me. It was super cool.

11 months ago



Heiko and Susan are absolutely lovely. I stayed in their farm for two weeks looking after the ducks, the chickens and Ted (he's a wonderful cat). The duties were really easy; feed the animals and water the plants. They were abroad during 12 days so I was on my own in the farm, but I spent the two first days with them. We shared interesting chats and tasty food. Heiko passed me on his knowledge about permaculture and he showed me what I had to do.

12 months ago

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