Come and help us around our farm in Moletai, Lithuania

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Magnificence of horses and subtile nature meet here. We are establishing unique ranch in old homestead, where horses can live freely and people enjoy their company in beautiful mild nature.
    The ranch is in region of lakes and hills. It all started 8 years ago and for now we have 17 horses living. We mostly do short nature trails, go swimming with horses and educate people. There are plans to rebuild house and accomodate some tourists later.
    My parent's ecological cattle farm is at neighbourhood and they help with grand works, we interact.
    Volunteer's help needed for environmental jobs, horse care, house rebuilding.

    THINGS FOR YOU TO CONSIDER:
    🌿 Volunteers MUST BE ABLE TO STAY ALONE for some time. We are not always around. If you come alone, it might happen that you spend much time and work alone doing the jobs organised.
    🌿The ranch is in early developement stages, not a spoiled one. We are looking for hard-working people and only have fun afterbthe jobs are done. The old house had some reconstructions but yet not very hermetic, you would need to take frequent care of fireplace burning. Except summer.

    I finished veterinary studies and now concentrate on making up the ranch, train clients to horse-ride.
    Jonas is professional paragliding pilot. He is very energetic, enthusiastic pilot and traveller.

    Despite that, we love hiking and other ways of travelling in nature, dancing folk dances, sitting at the fire. Our little ranch is waiting for hard-working, honest and nature-oriented people.
    For quick contact, CALL watsapp Jonas (sometimes we lose volunteers due to message lags).

    Cheers,
    Liepa & Jonas

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn to use some power tools and basics of construction as well as living in countryside quite self-sustainably.
    Learn a lot about horses, discover yourself, live in countryside, have fun doing various jobs and see results right away.
    Learn about hempcrete building technology, building in general.
    Enjoy many lakes, hills and see specific way of living, dance folk dances.

  • Help

    Help

    ENVIRONMENTAL & HORSECARE JOBS: More hands needed for cutting firewood, making up the environment (cutting bushes at lake beach, trimming grass), horse grooming, fencing, constructing horse summerhouse.
    BUILDING & CONSTRUCTING (experience not needed) always some work for improving horse shelters. Possibly wil start building a hempcrete house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Lithuanian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In reconstructed tiny old house's atic. A simple cozy living (could be chilly at winter). But there is shower, kitchen with gas stove, washing mashine.
    Or Camping-like in tents.
    Outside wc.
    There's fridge, some cabinets for food or personal stuff.
    Most matresses to sleep are in second floor, room reminds hostel's shared room.
    NOTE: there is fireplace in the house, if you want to live warm, would have to take care of it burning quite often. Except may-September.
    Outside you can make fire to sit around or cook.
    The most extraordinary is to feel the spirit of old homestead, quietness, you can always see horses around.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Closest town is 6 km away where we drive every day. You can go swimming in one of many lakes around, cycling, watching cattle, picking herbs, join to traditional dance evenings or hiking trails and other fun when we take part. It's possible to visit Molėtai observatory for star watching.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    However we have our own pets and volunteers usually live in second floor that is climbed with ladder

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 335363542886

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