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Farm Portaferry, United Kingdom

16 reviews16

Get immersed in nature in Northern Ireland! :)

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Expand your environmental consciousness
5 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Connect with nature
5 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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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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16 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

5 Learning about sustainability

5 Developing environmental awareness

5 Get in touch with nature

4 Meeting locals

4 Immersing in the local culture

2 Developing social awareness



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.

13 days ago

United Kingdom


If you want to learn about foraging and permaculture, Heiko is definitely your guy! We foraged for seaweeds and other things on the shore, as well as in the forest. Heiko cooked really nice food every evening, often using foraged foods, and you get to enjoy free range eggs from their chickens and ducks. I felt very healthy, nourished, and sustainable whilst I lived there,and I have been inspired to take a permaculture course to learn further how to implement this way of life for myself in the future.

about 1 month ago



Heiko and Susan were both very sweet and we felt respected and comfortable during our entire stay. Very welcoming and interesting people with lots of experience. Easy going and with a relaxed way of life! Would recommend!!

2 months ago



Absolutely recommend it. Heiko and Susan are really cute and nice people. They would instantly welcome you as one of them. The chores are easy and doesn’t require any previous experience. Do as they tell you and take warm clothes. Lovely and nourish experience.

3 months ago



Heiko and Susan are the most lovely people I've ever seen. They are open to teach me how to do the work and enjoy the experience. I'll be eternally grateful that they helped me in a really bad moment as I was part of the family. The peninsula is beautiful and the food really good

12 months ago

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