Hands are welcome, ideas even more. We can teach you the dry wall technique with sandstone, a slow but very nice technique to make walls without cement. Or to work with wood construction. Restore a fundament of an old family house, help build a balcony, a veranda, and of course there will be gardening and planting, cooking delicious meals for each other, so let's hope for a lot of nationalities. You can come for a few days or a few weeks.
Sandstone walls, learn to cut stone and make a wall without cement, heavy work
Maintenance and help with keeping the places clean
Gardening: always possible for the experienced, and making new parts of garden also
Firewood cutting; we have a lot of trees that have to be chopped
Painting and other tasks: always possible for handy people
Just write what you would like to do.
The organiser: Stan has worked as an interior and furniture designer, has organized art projects for ten years and as a coach he is experienced in giving workshops, loves construction work, developes and practices craniosacral therapy (Upledger level 4).
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
There are tasks for virtually everyone, just apply and tell us what you like best or what you want to learn and we will tell if we can do that. It is possible to create an addition to your CV. All jobs can be chopped into smaller more easier or more labourous tasks as per skill and capacity. We like to offer the help also as a training, which makes it more fun.
We expect you to volunteer 4-5 hrs/5 days in return for good fresh food and basic lodging, cooking is a shared activity. If you can teach, please let know what you would like to teach. If you want to offer a special skill, also write us. If you want to learn a special skill too.
We have a wireless internet connection, sometimes slow (remote area); please bring your own device to use it, since the owner's computer cannot be available.
Please refrain from inviting friends for a stay or to meals without asking us.
Vegetarian meals, based on the use of a lot of season vegetables; we very rarely eat meat. Gluten free and vegan are no problem but you may be asked to assist in the cooking, I don't smoke nor drink alcohol except for a rare occasion.
English, German, Dutch, some French, some Czech, Hand&Feet ...
You will have basically your own space, but when there are more volunteers or people coming you may have to share; kitchen and other rooms are shared. The house is open to groups as well, so sometimes it will be a bit of moving for all.
Time off activities: Nature is great. Climbing is famous here (check out Adrspach Skaly), Hiking, Walking, Biking, Making art work, The small towns around can be fun to visit. The cultural offer is varied. There is an art festival in Sokolowsko in July and September, and we organise our own events as well.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week