We are a Polish-Irish couple with dreams of self sufficiency and permaculture down the road. I am a teacher and Karolina an interpreter and translator so we like working with words. We have a smallholding about 30 mins outside of Krakow in a small village called Niegoszowice - Northwest Krakow - in the middle of the wonderfully scenic reserve of Jura krakowsko-częstochowska. We like a drink now and then and enjoy eating in our spare time! I play music and when not digging holes can gladly show you around Krakow's many watering/live music dens
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
We need someone who us willing to work for at least 3 weeks with lots of initiative and gardening experience who doesn't mind getting stuck in and also helping out with the cooking/housework from time to time.
Our little bit of land is around one third of a hectare. This year we plan to extend our organic vegetable plot, get some bees, fix the roof on our greenhouse and also start some hops off for home beer brewing.We would like to build a small straw bale house in the next couple of years. Anyone with experience of permaculture and green renovation welcomed with open arms :)
In the summertime we are usually on the plot 3-4 days out of 7 during the week due to "work"... so for some of the time you would be expected to get by on your own.
Anyone with a love of the countryside (it can be a little wild with insects, deer, pheasants and the odd boar) and gardening is more than welcome - season is from April (or whenever the temperature goes above 0) to the first snows but realistically June to Sep is the season.
We have a mobile home that has cooking facilities, fridge, shower, toilet and comfortable sleeping quarters. If you are looking for a country escape look no further - we do not have electricity so NO internet, lights etc - but the stars more than compensate and we light fires in the evening outside:D
The wonderful sights of stunning Krakow lie 45 mins away reachable by minibus or train. One City that hardly needs an introduction. We will gladly share as much of our time and knowledge with people as we can. I think we are pretty decent cooks also and have a primarily vegetarian diet in summer as we eat what we grow
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
up for negotiation somewhere between 3 and 4