Come and assist with school renovation and enjoy outdoor activities in Liptovsky Hrádok, Slovakia


Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

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    The winter season has started with skiing, snowboarding at Jasna Chopok, some smaller resorts and hiking. Free snowboarding lessons for absolute beginners are possible and all other levels if you buy a ski lift pass. There is a small amount of ski and snowboard equipment here, You are likely to need to hire some, particularly boots, if not suitable sizes for you.

    I am looking for people to join me and offer general help with renovation and build projects including carpentry, plastering and building. Set working hours that can be adjusted to suit and make as much free time to enjoy the area as possible.

    There is so much to do in this area in Spring and Summer, including adventure activities and exploring nature and the mountains you will find this a rewarding visit. Cycling in summer and hiking all year (depending on the weather, as it can get down to minus 20C regularly) plus skiing and snowboarding in winter. The cycling options on the doorstep are seemingly endless. We are currently exploring the routes and finding more routes in the area. The hiking opportunities are seemingly endless with several valleys that rise into the mountains. You can experience super sunsets from the garden.

    Situated in an old farming village between the High and Low Tatra Mountains this is the old village school this exciting renovation is well under way.

    This is the main tourist area of Slovakia. Nearby there are lakes and of course mountains and lots of nature in between. There are rivers a short walk away and forests to explore. I currently have 3 bikes (more later) and 2 longboards at the house which you are of course free to use.

    There is a ski lift pass deal. Purchased in October is the best value if you are planning on staying more than a couple of weeks. Again in March there is an offer of around €70 total for the rest of the season.

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    There is an opportunity to help with the following: -

    Carpentry and wooden construction including beds, staircase and wooden window renovation
    Preparing ceilings and walls for plastering and cladding
    Plumbing work
    Plastering and building work
    Wood chopping and stacking
    General winter home maintenance

    The living area is comfortable (you are more than likely to be sharing with others). There is a wood burning range stove in the kitchen for cooking and heating. Wood for heating is locally sourced.

    As I also have a number of websites based around mountains there is also the opportunity for web developers, graphic designers and PHP coders to help with those, particularly if you are familiar with Joomla and Opencart.

    3 meals per day are provided, the exact nature of which will be dictated by the people present at the time. It will typically consist of self service breakfast with cereals, bread, jams, tea and coffee of course. Lunches are usually sandwiches or soups. Dinners are varied, many stir fries with rice and pasta dishes.
    Cooking duties are normally shared.

    Please get in touch if you feel this could be suitable for you. If you have read the above please mention the village of Dovalovo in your request.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Practice your English with a native English speaker or get out and immerse yourself in the local language and customs.
    A chance to develop your skills in many areas of building renovation including both large and small tasks with guidance.
    Enjoy the many adventure possibilities in the region and incredibly beautiful mountains of Slovakia.
    Pick up travelling trips and ideas or exchange stories with a widely experienced adventurer of many years.

    Located in Central Europe there is also easy access to neighbouring areas including Poland, Hungary and the Ukraine either as side trips or on your travels.

  • Help


    Looking for people with general building, joinery, tiling and plastering skills to help on the building renovations.
    In the spring/summer of 2019 I am also looking for people who want to join and help with the roofing and landscaping projects.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Slovak: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    The living accommodation is comfortable as much as you would expect in a mountain home. It is situated in a superb position with spectacular views. You are likely to be sharing a room with up to 3 others.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Spring and summer offer many activities on the doorstep and within half an hour for many other opportunities. During the winter there is the Jasna Ski Resort and water parks as well as other indoor activities and for the more hardy winter hiking.
    I visit the ski resorts usually twice each week and when doing so have transport that you can share and a limited amount of ski and snowboard equipment to use. Lift passes are super cheap late March until the season finishes.

  • 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

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 316225612822