Come and be part of renovation projects at historical pilot’s hotel in Vainode, Latvia

  • Latvia
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  • Last activity: 30/01/2023




  • Description


    Hello! I’m Janis(39), I’m living in west Latvia in small village called Vainode.
    I like to express myself in creating space around myself. I’m a carpenter by profession, I’m maintaining small car service to get incomes for renovating the house.

    Several years ago I returned to Latvia to make my own little dream come true. I bought a land with an abandoned house that was built as a hotel for pilots after WW2. Historically there were other similar buildings for the same purpose, but only this one survived. A lot of reconstruction has been done till this moment. I’ve completely renovated few rooms in 2nd floor, built a fireplace, changed windows, doors, electricity, water system, renovated furniture, planted few trees in garden. We have vegetable garden and flowerbeds. I also have a collaboration with Christian community and in charity we offer clothes for everyone who are in need. My vision is to welcome guests here, that they have a place to celebrate, gather inside and outside. Camping, backyard movie nights, crafts fair in garden, small festivals in summer for communities etc.

    Generally I’m focusing on reconstruction of inside. It would be amazing to have few helping hands that could join me to create this space and open it for people.

    I need help with:
    A-Z renovating house, gardening and other tasks

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I’ll try to teach you how to renovate house etc
    I like to play guitar, we have drums and two pianos. There will be bike available that you can use. We live in rural so there’s a lot of nature to enjoy. If you like to go see capital Riga there are public transport from Grobiņa(50km).
    shopping, beaches, concerts,

  • Help


    We would be happy if you can help with renovating the house, painting, gardening and other tasks

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Latvian (Lettish): Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We offer you 2-3 meals per day, room in our guest house, there are also a lot of space in our garden for tent during the summer

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Places nearby:
    0.7km Top (grocery store)
    2,5 km Volzbaha kalns (Volzbaha wievpoint, in winter time you can snowboard here, the ride is super short though)
    4km Vaiņode manor
    6km Lielbātas avots (Lielbāta natural spring watter)
    Lakes and rivers to swim.

    Closest city: Priekule (17km)
    Shopping, beaches, market, bars, concerts, cinema, restaurants: Liepāja (60km // 1h20m with bus)
    Transport from Liepāja to Riga (3h by bus)

    For public transport use

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 267177587758

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