Help create a non-profit holiday residence for children with a serious and chronic illness in south west Poland



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    We, Herman and Randi, live in the southwest of Poland. Exactly 15 years ago we changed course in search of adventure and we emigrated from the Netherlands to Poland. We have bought an old farm and in three years converted it into a successful agrotourism farm with a small nature campsite. We sold this three years ago to fully focus on our real dream.

    This is a unique non-profit holiday residence especially for children with a serious and / or chronic illness. It offers the children a pleasant, relaxing and carefree holiday. Far away from the the hospital, the pain and the sorrow. The house is in a beautiful, unique place in the middle of nature. Our village has 4 houses on a river. it is a paradise where the children can come back to themselves and catch their breath.

    We aim to open the doors on 2023. But something still needs to be done (after three years of renovations). We cannot do this alone, so we are looking for you. Will you help to reach the target? Can you plaster, tile, carpentry, bricklaying, paint, do you have green hands or would you like to cook for the construction team or can you help us in a different way?

    Attention to people and the environment is our top priority. That is why we opt for sustainable and ecological materials as much as possible when renovating. The house is heated by two heat pumps in collaboration with solar panels. It is our concern for the well-being of the children and for a safe future in a clean environment for "our" children.
    Would you like to mean something for these children? Then we look forward to a message!

    With best regards,

    Herman and Randi and our sweet Golden Retriever Max.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • 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

    Skills, (more) experience, cooperation, satisfaction etc.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    That is why we are urgently looking for handy people who want to help and build this dream for "our" children. We are looking for good all-rounders: carpenters, bricklayer, plumbers, tilers, painters and experienced hobbyists. Are you interested? Send us a message and indicate what you can do for us and for our project.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer you a good place to sleep and good food and a nice pleasant working environment from the beginning april 2022.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have established ourselves in a truly beautiful environment. With forest, mountains, fields, and rivers, lakes. You can walk for hours without meeting anyone. You can rent a kayak, mountaineering, cycling mountain bike, search for agates and other gemstones etc. But you can also visit beautiful cities, visit museums or castles. there is plenty to do here in this region.

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    • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 25 hours a week

Host ref number: 255716227891