Help around our Permaculture farm in the green heart of Latvia, Smiltene



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  • Description


    Living with and from nature, Speaking 4 languages (Latvian, German, English, Russian) . We love Kids (we have Linda 15, Lukas 13 and Elina 6 (old) ) and yours (if so) are always welcome. We have 2 dogs, 2 cats, chickens, goats, and 4 donkeys too. We have 4 Ha Farmland and garden and 2,5 Ha Forest. In the house and 5 barns are always something to do (Renovating, and more) The woods have to be cleaned up and there are some trees to be cut also.
    Linda has just finished to build her own Hobbit House, If You like Ecological buildings, here is the right place.
    We have a big garden with potatoes, salad, fruits and much more( in summer). Guests will have their own room (Winter) or in Summer in our hay hotel where you can sleep with your sleeping bag. One of the barns will transform in a training centre. So you see a lot of things to do, but we don't forget to celebrate, with our own "house-wine" from fruits and grapes. We had already Volunteers from : Brazil, Venezuela, USA, France, Denmark, Romania, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Russia, Austria, Swiss and England. So you are also very welcome! More than 135 were on our Spot. Please see the Feedback we received ....

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    look in our Feedback form Volunteers we host alredy.....

  • Help


    We will be happy to include couples or families - women (and children) do the lighter work or help in the garden.

    We have a house, 5 barns, a huge garden and a Sauna house, in Spring we will get more animals, so there is always something to renovate, repair or create.

    We will start soon with the third Hobbit house (maybe with your help).

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Latvian (Lettish): Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a guest room (winter) and in Summer you can stay in a tent or in our own hay hotel (sleeping in straw / hay with your sleeping bag) very cosy!
    We like to integrate you in family...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    the next town Smiltene is 6 km away. We have a canoe for the nearby lake, bikes and some tents our guest can use!
    In Latvia it is very common to buy clothes from a second hand shop. We have a lot of them. Very cheap and very good quality. Close to 100% of our Volunteer use them to buy stuff. So you have not to bring everything with you.
    We also have Sauna house that we use all regularly.
    We like to integrate the Volunteers into family life!!! This is important for us.

    See you on our farm!
    Thomas and Liga

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, weekend for you or in family

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