Financial Exchange towards rent of land and use of communal resources.
– 50 euros per person, per calendar month.
– Minimum 2 hours per day. Maximum 20 hours per week.
– Usually from 8 am to 11 am or 5 pm to 8 pm depending on projects and weather.
Length of stay:
– There will be an initial 3 month probationary period. Residents need to be available for a minimum of one month. There is no maximum stay for residents at Rainbow Lodge.
– Outdoor kitchen, shower and compost loo.
– Indoor, heated shower with sink and WC. Washing machine available depending on guests in house.
– Access to wi-fi in the house (for accessing emails and other essential communication).
– Equal share of organic produce from fruit and vegetable garden
– Equal share of organic produce from animals and birds.
Food & Accommodation:
– Provide & cook your own meals in the outdoor kitchen.
– Provide & maintain your own accommodation.
– Manage your own laundry
Daily help needed:
– Milking and herding the goats
– Feeding and caring for the chickens & ducks
– Planting, maintaining and watering the veggie garden
– Blueberry picking and checking water supply (June only)
– Recycling / waste removal to local recycling point in local village (as and when required)
Routine maintenance includes:
– Brush cutting paths to lower fire risk
– Land clearing
– Track Maintenance
– Cutting broom for firewood
– Collecting pine cones
We also have a few projects planned:
– Fencing for goats and chickens
– Outdoor shower & Compost loos
– Creating a market garden
– Making earthen decks for guest accommodation
– Developing shaded areas for creative/ relaxation space
– Sweat Lodge for ceramonies
– Building additional shelter to extend our animal family
– Building a natural pond
There is no public transport near our location. We tend to visit the local shops by car once or twice a week. We are a 20 minute walk from the nearest village and cafe.
- There is a river beach about ten minutes drive, so bring some swimwear / shorts.
- A head torch is handy for getting around at night.
- Warm clothing for cold nights (hat, gloves, socks, etc)
- Cool clothes for hot days (sun hat, shorts, flip flops, etc)
- Waterproof clothing (winter season)
- Practical shoes… trainers / walking boots.
- Natural, organic toiletries (soap/shampoo/conditioner, etc)
- Torch / solar powered lights
- Gardening gloves (if required)
- Sleeping bag / tent (if required)
- A positive, can do attitude!
Do NOT Bring:
- Electrical appliances, e.g. hairdryer, hair straighteners, electric toothbrush, electric shaver, etc.
If you’re coming as a resident to us, please bear in mind that we work as the weather, materials, machinery/power availability dictates. Flexibility is important here.