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

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  2019 

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello beautiful people!

    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. Part of the first project undertaken was reconstructing the Medieval Village as an attraction for tourists and a way to raise the money for the Harmony of Culture Foundation.
    However, now we are in the planning phase of reshaping our place and creating small 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!

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    In October, besides usual tasks, we will need additional help with organizing one day event led by our foundation - village fair that we organize throughout spring and summer - community event where local organic farmers and artists can present and sell their goodies and visitors can get together and enjoy workshops and the summer nature vibes.

    We will need help with preparing space (in the medieval village, mow the grass, rake, decorate, prepare some items for the lottery, etc.), help during the event and after. Maybe run some workshop or animated children if you are interested.
    And other tasks which come along the event.

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    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)

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    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

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

  • 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

    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

    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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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