Help with animal care and housework in west of Ireland

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Help with animal care and housework in west of Ireland

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionSmallholding in semi-rural area, 1 km. from small medieval town. Host is a semi-retired photo journalist who also dabbles in illustrating and music. Five animals, a pony, a donkey and three cats. Some help with housework and animals appreciated. Lots of free time - no money changes hands. Private room, wi-fi, bicycle, etc.
  • LocationIreland, County Galway, Galway

  • Work
  • Type of work Keeping house, stable and music studio clean and tidy. Three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, sitting-room and sun-room.
    Grooming pony and donkey, feeding and looking after cats.
    Keeping logs and turf in for stove in winter. Some small gardening tasks.
  • Hours per day No more than three hours each day with one day in seven completely free. Walk or cycle to nearby town; take a bus or train to city.
  • Work requirements: No smoking, sorry. Not glued to mobile phone please - I like to talk!
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: 10 to 15 days on average
  • Maximum number of helpers: 2
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Has pets? Yes. Three cats, a donkey and a pony.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: Private room. Single bed. Small table and chair. Bathroom is not beside the guest room.
  • Additional info
  • Ask lots of questions. Host is a single male who chooses to live alone. If this is a problem for you, don't ask to stay!