We have an organic small farm (14 ha) with 2 cows, ducks, chickens. There's beautiful lakes all around for swimming, fishing and watching sunrise.
Now, We are doing clay floor in strawbale house, taking off yield, preparing permaculture garden for next year and need help to do all of this.
We need to clean environment and barns as well.
We are also in the progress of finishing rocket mass heater in a straw-bale house and need help to finish it :).
We are a big family - with 5 children from 4 to 17 years old. There's also some household chores we need help in.
We welcome anyone who wishes to come and stay, help and learn about Permaculture.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Permaculture, self-sufficiency, Latvian traditional songs, herbal teas if interested in the topic.
Please get in touch if interested! Really lot's of planting, digging, cleaning, firewood, woodcutting jobs...
Planting and garden bed preparing is the main activity now in the spring. Collecting the spring herbs, too.
Latvian (Lettish): Fluent
If you like a nature life, this is for you. There is a beautiful cottage - strawbale house for volunteers and Internet WIFI. No hot shower, but possible to organize simple washing in cottage, 1-2 times per week we make sauna. We provide things for bed, washing.
Meals are organized together with the family, we are eating meat. We make local, partly home-grown, seasonal food. We can provide vegetarian meals (including our own milk/egs) as well, but could be problems with vegan food, especially in winter. So if You are vegan, You should buy needed specific products in bigger towns and take with Yourself...
The life here is simple, basic village life, hence food is prepared on a hot fire-stove, there's a rocket stove and a nice sauna, but not hot shower.
You can come by buss stright to our village. The closest big Town is Daugavpils. You can come to Daugavpils either form Riga or Vilnius (Lithuania) airport, because it is the same distance and travel cost...
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5days a week