Help us to create an industrial place in a historical town in Hostinné, Czech republic


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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We have unique opportunity to restore and make alive building, which used to be heating building in past for the whole town. This industrial piece is really special and we are very excited, we can make this building to shine again:-)
    If you are the kind of person, who likes to reveal old buildings and do whatever work is needed to be done, it is right for you:-)

    The project is located in small, historical town called Hostinné, which is surrounded by the highest mountain range in the Czech Republic, called Krkonoše. This area is specific for its rich life in the past, when it used to be important industrial center (There are still many interesting hidden industrial buildings in the area). Today, it is popular location for holidays, great for outdoor lovers, who like to hike, cycle, ski, or just get lost in many forest and hill paths...

    Our aim is to clean the land around the building first. Ones that’s done, it opens door to other funny tasks:-) We would like to hold small events here, or just open small Cafe place at the beginning. But it can also be great place for bigger events in the future, Art Gallery, unique multi-functional space.

    Me-Martina, I am now on maternity leave with our small son Jan. Otherwise I love nature, vegetable gardening, travelling and sport. Jirka is visionary, energetic person, fun and...architect. We are both very excited in old buildings. We like to discover connections and forgotten past, bring it alive again. We are already doing small, similar project in neighboring village, where we are returning building to it’s original look (called ''Zachraň dům'' on facebook).
    We are energetic and easy-going, we like easy flow of the day (but there must be some work completed:-)).
    We love nature and outdoor activities, we like to travel, learn new things and be challenged.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you like to restore old or interesting places ad like exciting type of work, it is for you:-) You can also discover the area, which is very interesting from historical point of view. And of course, nature is beautiful. We will show you places, which are not on touristy map and you will get to work on interesting project with interesting people.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for independent volunteers, who are happy to fulfill tasks on their own (but of course will work with you if we are available).

    At the beginning-which is now, we need help to clean the area, cut out bushes, level the ground, clean around and if we manage to hold some event during summer holiday, help us there as well.

    We would also appreciate someone who would do web/or some kind of profile about this and other projects.

    Also, as Jirka is running an Art Gallery in Prague, one of our vision is to make this art place too. So someone who likes art and has experience with funding or doing similar project, who is connected to foreign artists, who could performance here, would be great:-)

    So there are actually three possible ways how to get involved here:-)

    If you are just looking for any place and do copy and paste, when writing to someone, please don't waste our time. Therefore, at the beginning of your message, enter code: Kotelna. So we will pay attention to your email:-)

    We don't want to be nasty, but please understand, we expect you to know how to hold a shovel:-) Also that you worked in past, so you have little self discipline and you are a bit handy and independent:-) We don't expect you to have a red diploma from it, just can not host anyone, who is not capable of completing the task with common sense at least:-)

  • Languages spoken

    Czech: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will be accommodated in communal building in the town, which is owned by city hall. Nothing luxurious, but safe place to sleep with the basics you need in order to be clean and healthy person:-)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many mountain routs and walking tourist trails to discover. There is also the highest peak of the Czech Republic - Sněžka, which you can hike up. Mountains are also good for biking.
    Depends what you like doing..there are many more possible activities to do:-) Castles, natural beauty...

    Right in the town, there are few grocery stores, restaurants and pubs. There is also bus and train available.
    It´s around 3 hours from Prague by bus and train, nearly 2 hours by car.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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