Family farm help in the Highlands, Stepanov and Svratkou, Czech Republic

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Czech Republic

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    17/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We have family farm that has orchards, fields and a forest. The countryside is beautiful and perfect for hill walking and looking for mushrooms and wild fruit. The farm is my home that I, Huck, share with my girlfriend, Klara and over the summer months my Dad, Tim, stays and works with us. Occasionally my mother, Barbara, will also stay.

    We have three horses, Luke, Nico and Sasha, our French Bulldogs Arti and Katie and three ducks on 25 hectares. The farm is located in a small village in the Czech Highlands, Bystrice Nad Pernstejnem is our closest town and Brno is under an hour away by car.

    There's a wide variety of tasks at the farm and we try and arrange the ones that suit best each helper. However at certain times we will concentrate on things like the forest, vegetable garden or making hay. During the winter the help will be either with the horses or in the forest and warm clothing and boots are needed.

    Apart from the farm tasks we share the household chores such as cleaning and cooking.

    An occasional beer is included and we often drive into Bystrice to the supermarket if you require more.
    We have a badminton net, there is a clay tennis court available in the village and a 4k tv with Netflix.
    I like a relaxed household where we can either have dinner on the sofa and watch a film or have a chat at the dining table.

    It is possible to go on trail rides given enough experience with horses and riding. Competency will be assessed before going out for the safety of the riders and horses.

    Helpers will not be asked to help on the business elements of the farm such as initial preparation of the farmhouse for the summer season, the clean up after each rental and taking the guests out on trail rides.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    We are a multi cultural family that have English, Brazilian, American, German, Croatian and Bosnian nationalities/backgrounds and as such are open to meet and share our diverse histories and experiences.

  • Help

    Help

    The work can include helping with the horses, weeding/strimming , gardening, forestry and fruit picking. Priority will be given to those with experience and that can stay longer than ten days.

    Helpers will not be asked to help on the business elements of the farm such as initial preparation of the farmhouse for the summer season, the clean up after each rental and taking the guests out on trail rides.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Czech: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have the main house with four bedrooms and the cottage and for most of the year there is enough space to have your own bedroom.
    During July and August we rent the main house and move into the cottage. There is an upstairs area for helpers with a bathroom but it may entail sharing a living space (if there is a groom or two helpers). If this is the case I will inform you what will be the living conditions before you visit.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can pick you up/drop off from the closest train station, Nedvedice (arriving from Brno) and Bystrice Nad Pernstejnem (arriving from Prague). The local area has both historical features such as Pernstejn castle and the Zubstejn castle and geographical attractions such as the Vir Dam. The region is centrally located to Prague, Brno, Vienna and Bratislava.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    maximum 5 hours, 5 days

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