Help with a building, gardening, language practice with teens in Sebastopol, Russia



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    Welcome to Crimea. I am a Russian, who lives in an village house next to Sevastopol. It is a nice area in the lower mountains, in 20 minute drive from the Black Sea. We are a family of me and my two daughters, 15 and 16. There's always something to renovate or construct, in my houshold.

    In a free time I can take you out hiking : there are many options for that around; or to the sea. If you are interested in a bee keeping (except for winter and early spring) , there is an option to learn it with my friend in a neighbor village .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They can practice in Russian, spend free time at the sea with us or separately, go hiking or go to Sevastopol and Yalta: there're many museums and other sights.

  • Help


    There is still reconstruction of the stream side and paths with the natural stones, some carpentry, painting of the walls and some of the garden work such as mowing, moving the ground and stones. Your experience in building is more then welcome. All the necessary tools are here.
    I am looking for 1-3 month stay.

    What is important for me:
    -previous working knowledge in manual work (don't have to be from construction)
    -skilled, strong hands
    -a clear mind, who wants to learn and thinks while he works

    I would like you to help about 4-5 hours per day, five days a week. Working days might be flexible. My day doesn’t start very early.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You can stay in the house in your own room. Wireless internet is available. I would also expect you to share cooking and shopping sometimes.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It’s pretty empty and quiet here, with an innocent forest environment and rivers in the mountains. You can meet freely walking hens, cows and others along the streets. It’s not completely wild though: we have regular buses to Sebastopol, to Yalta and other directions, which stop on the main highway. So, if you get tired of the village life, you can always meet all the city charm in Sebastopol or in Yalta.
    There's an opportunity to go to fitness at the local school in the evenings (yoga and aerobics), ping pong at a local community center.
    The medical care is avalible free, if you have an insurance with the local insurance companies.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    from 9-10 am to 13-14 pm, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 165764268978