Join our community of permaculture, natural construction, off grid, self-sufficiency in Kolonia Sochocin, Poland

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Poland

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    21/10/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Update:
    We are renovating the apartment, we do not have space to host volunteers until spring 2022.

    About us:
    We are a group of friends, two families with four kids aged from 2 to 6 years old.
    We are taking very first steps in creating a self-sufficient, eco, green, off-grid, permaculture, experimental farm. A place where children can play and learn and live a happy life. A place where we grow healthy organic food. A place where people can come for a visit and stay a while to cooperate with us in creation of a beautiful life for all of us.
    We have very big dreams and we will fulfill them step by step.

    We are focusing around natural building methods. We will be recycling building materials whenever we can. Mostly we use wood for the construction, but we will also be working with, straw, clay, hempcrete and stone. We plan to build a dry toilets with shower and outdoor kitchen. We will build a hothouse, green house, walipini, seedbeds. We will build a jurt like space for children. Also few tiny houses will be built in the near future.

    Last year we've started a project of a mobile natural home built on semi-trailer.
    We did most of the work ourselves, starting from the project, building the wooden/straw modules, assembling it all together, building exterior walls, roof, fixing all the windows and doors.
    We are now in the process of building up the interior. And this is where we need help the most, so if you are experienced in construction you are very much welcome :)
    There are plenty things to work on, wooden floors/walls, clay plaster walls, plumbing, electrics, furnitures, etc.
    We are trying to use reclaimed, recycled or second hand materials, wood, straw and clay we are collecting locally.



    More details will be coming here soon...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    One can learn how to live eco friendly and healthy life.
    You can learn about natural building techniques.
    We are all vegetarians for many years, we could teach you how to cook healthy vegetable meals. We could teach you how to bake your own bread. We travelled and volunteered ourselves so we know the needs of volunteers. We are hoping to create a beautiful place so we can share it with other people. A place that will bring light and positive vibrations and a beautiful outcome to the world around us.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Primaraly we need help to take care of our children so we can focus on the vision and action :)
    We are looking for someone who have great contact with kids. We would love to teach them english, spanish or russian, so if you are a native speaker that would be great.
    Secondly we need someone to help us build up the interior of our mobile home and also structures on the land.
    Someone who have experience in construction and know how to use tools.
    A person to help out in our garden is also needed, experience is not required.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We would like to improve our english. Also learning spanish or russian would be great and teaching our children too :)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a seperate flat with kitchen and bathroom (suitable for a couple).
    There is also a shared bedroom with three single beds.
    We have plenty of camping place. We have two tents and couple hammocks.
    We can cook lunch/dinner meals together or one person can do it, it all depends.
    Ingredients for breakfast will be provided and you can have it whenever you want it.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    At the border of our land there is a small river, you can relax there or have a bath/swim. We could also organize kayaking. A small city Sochocin is about 30 minutes walk away from our place. We could help to move around nearby area. We have bicycles you can use.
    Warsaw is about an hour drive, Modlin airport is 30 minutes away, we could pick you up from there if needed.

  • 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

    There is a plenty of space to park your campervans or motorhomes. We ourselves have a mobile home on a semi-trailer.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have two kittens

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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


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