Living in a real manor house in Latvia, help us restore it and be creative!

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Latvia

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    Our manor house is very well preserved 19th century manor house. Located in middle of Kurzeme just 6 kilometers away from Kuldiga in village Padure. We work on restoration of manor house and park, organize concerts and events. Looking for some helping hands and heads full with creative ideas.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Other
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn and practice of restoration, cultural exchange, new ideas and experience. In summer time we make concerts and exhibitions and events. Owner, that is me, is member of board of Latvia's Association of Castles and manors and can tell plenty of thing about history and manor houses in Latvia.

  • Help

    Help

    It would be good if have some practical knowledge in restoration of wood. Manor house have 64 original windows. We need to restore them. Good if You know how to do it but we can also teach. Park is old and have not been groomed for long time. We want to make old time walking paths with old methods and materials, plant some trees, bushes and flowers. In manor house is taking place concerts and cultural events and there is need for some help to show where to go or make a small excursion. Most important is open mind and creative thinking. We have 2 hectares big park in which we need to make paths like in 19th century.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Latvian, English, Russian, German.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We are sleeping on mattress and we propose to do the same. We have all the linings. In manor house is bathroom with hot water and toilet. Volunteers can stay in shared rooms or individual rooms. Manor house is big and there is six private rooms but it winter most of them are cold. :)
    We will provide food and best one will prepare. Very soon her will be real big kitchen. Now just kitchenette, grill and smokehouse. We can provide three meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    City Kuldiga is just 6 kilometers away and in summer there is plenty things to do. Restaurants, open-air cinema, happenings, sightseeing, art exhibition, swimming pool with sauna. Just 3 minutes away is millpond suitable for swimming in summer time.
    Bus usually goes till Kuldiga but I am ready to pick-up.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week





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