Krasnopol is a village (previously was a town) 30km from the border with Lithuania. The settlement we are staying in is located in the far end of the village (around 2km walk to the shops) and surrounded by fields, forrests and lakes.
The settlement consists of an old wooden house, old barn and stables (which is being now renovated as an event hosting area). Place belongs to Józek, a carpenter and musician, who lives in a separate house in Krasnopol and dreams of making the old settlement suitable for organising small music festivals, concerts and variety of workshops.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
You will have opportunity to learn a lot from Józek about carpentry and gain variety of renovating skills, including electricity, hydraulics, isolating and using variety of tools.
There is a small vegetable garden (Ada's project) where you can contribute your help too!
*(This years special project - potatoe field!)
You will taste the social side of living in Suwalszczyzna, the long evenings on the lake side next to the fireplace in amazing surroundings.
IN THIS SEASON WE CAN NOT PROVIDE YOU MEALS, BUT YOU CAN STILL COME AND HELP AROUND A BIT IN EXCHANGE FOR SOME QUALITY COUNTRYSIDE TIME.
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Most help needed here includes building and maintaining works, as the place is being renovated now and transformed into a suitable space for hosting people in summer season and providing all necessary conditions during small festivals and workshops.
Some of the tasks can include moving the lawn, burning old hay, cleaning the yard and buildings or small house maintaining jobs. We are going to work also on interior of the stables aka party and workshops space (finishing walls, bathrooms, making small kitchen and sleeping space). You don't need previous experience, although it would be great if you got some handy skills already. Just a second pair of hands and some readiness is already more than enough!
You either share the wooden house with Ada or Józef's family who spend there time sharing week half - half, put your tent or campervan in the big grassy yard, occupy some space in the stables or put hammack outside - it gets here a bit chilly though.
*only cold running water
*lots of wood chopping for warm water and interiors
*great sunrises and sunsets
Place is located in beautifull surroundings of lakes, hills and forrest. Public transport goes as far as to Krasnopol (2km from our place), but we can give you a lift with a car if necessary. Your free time activities can include discovering cycling or rollerscating routes, kayaking, sailing, swimming, looking at cows and crows, chasing cranes, dears or foxes, picking wild fruits (lots of raspberries, black berries, wild apples and plums in the season) or whatever you imagine! Wigierski National Park is around 10km away from here, and more forests are even closer.
Border with Lithuania is just behind the corner if you feel like having a daily trip abroad, two nearest towns (Suwalki and Sejny) offer variety of cultural events such as art exhibitions, concerts, sport events or visiting the local shopping center.
We are slowly starting to organise our own events as well, so you might have a chance to participate also in one of them! You are also more than welcome to use our stage or space, if you want to have organised some event to share your skills or tallent!
*(Most of those not possible atm because of the circumstances, will be back to normal though in time).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week