We're a family of a father - Vlad and son - Alex living in the protected landscape area of Bohemian Paradise, surrounded by forests, spectacularly beautiful landscape and many historical landmarks just 90 kilometers north-east of Prague. As a family, we're dedicated to our craft of creating unique metallic musical instruments. Instruments of unprecedented quality and sound. The instrument itself is a fairly recent innovation, so called "steel tongue drum".
If you didn't catch it yet from my boasting, we take pride in what we do. :)
Many of the instruments are then gifted to kindergartens, elderly homes or to those who are in need, as they've been observed to have many positive effects on the human psyche. Others are sold.
We would love to have you join us on our journey! Be it 2 months or a few weeks, you're welcome at our home.
Help with Computers/ Internet
You will get an opportunity to learn how to play hang drums and steel pan drums. We'll share our travel/cultural/life experiences and get to do language practice. Also great for someone who wants spiritual development, or just peace as we heavily focus on deep mediation driven by the vibrations of our drums.
You could also awaken your artistic inner self by decorating the musical instruments. We'll give you a few pointers, but the rest is up to you and your creativity.
We will let you in on how we create our instruments and maybe you'll even get to forge your own!
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Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.
There's so much that you could help us out with! First of all we would appreciate foreign people who would be willing to translate website into their mother language and shoot videos or anybody who has knowledge about video shooting and cutting etc. It would help us immensely with possibly expanding into other countries in the future, as right now we're just a small family business based in Czechia. Working with you would broaden our understanding of foreign cultures, so if you're from abroad, we would love to learn about your country and your culture from you.
Also many of the instruments need to be decorated after we're done forging them. Ornamental drawings on the drums look great and don't require much artistic experience. They're simple dot drawings that pretty much anyone could do!
Another way to assist us would be to provide support to learners of our musical instrument. Some people are closeted musicians and they need a little assistance before they let themself go playing away at the drums. It could be a bunch of children at a kindergarten or another like-minded individual who just got himself one of our drums :).
You can do whatever will interest you and make you feel fulfilled. We only work for the enjoyment of it.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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You will get your own cozy private room and we'll take care of the rest. We have a worker on our premises who is a very good chef. He'll cook tasty vegetarian dishes of Ukrainian and Czech cuisine for all of us. :)
We live in a small village in the countryside, but we take semi-frequent car trips to the nearby town. We also go for hikes very often. There's still yet so much to explore and we invite you to join us!
We also have a sauna (a proper russian banya) that we use semi-regularly, especially in the winter.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a large courtyard with numerous parking spots.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week or just however much you find comfortable