Help with creating nature-based Oasis in Izery Mountains, Poland



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Hello beautiful people!

    URGENT: we're looking for help since 15th January for a month - tasks include carrying heavy bags of coal! :)


    We live in a charming, remote place, farm hidden in the Izery Mountains, situated between two villages. On a farm with hilly meadows, streams, and forests we run a small NGO, which promotes social economy and sustainable living in close, small communities.
    We are now creating personal and spiritual development retreat center close to nature.

    We are really looking forward to hosting creative, hard-working and skillful people with a positive attitude!


    We are especially looking for:
    - photographers, video-makers, graphic designers who could help in creating a new visual identity of the place
    - people interested in gardening to help seed, mulch, weed, transplant
    - builders and carpenters, who could help in the general maintenance and renovation of the area (medieval village, playground, wooden contractions around and in the main house)
    - artists who would like to leave a piece of their creation in our incipient small retreat center (painting/ mosaic/ mural/ design of children playground etc)

    *️️ *️️ *️️

    At the moment we need help with:
    - building wooden fences
    - painting walls inside the house and painting wooden structures outside
    - gardening and planting shrubs and trees
    - decorating meditation paths
    - restoring the medieval village
    - and many more!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • 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

    Our space is situated in a quite unique region inhabited by many new immigrants from the cities (among them many artisans) and "old" immigrants from the Eastern Poland who moved here after 1945. Our local community is definitely not a traditional Polish type so volunteers can learn quite different lessons here, for example about leaving in "alternative" community, trying to be "eco-friendly" or even working on building sustainable development from the bottom up, on our local scale... Having said that, it's up to you how deep will you dive and what will you learn from it ;)

  • Help


    Volunteers staying on our farm would, depending on their wishes and skills too, choose from staying and managing the medieval village, do the maintenance projects, gardening, building new wooden houses or getting involved in art and eco workshops and projects that we sometimes organize (why not make your own too? :)
    Any further info you need by email.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, polish, spanish

  • Accommodation


    There are separate rooms dedicated for our volunteers - one is in a small Baba Jaga house (build as an example of eco-contraction), another two in the main house. Of course, there's the medieval village too - only if you want to taste a simple medieval lifestyle ;)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Polish volunteers welcome! ;)

    Polscy wolontariusze mile widziani! ;)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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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