Come and help us around our farm in Moletai, Lithuania

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Lithuania

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Magnificence of horses and subtile nature meet here. We are establishing unique ranch in old homestead, where horses can live freely and people enjoy their company in beautiful mild nature.
    The ranch is in region of lakes and hills. It all started 8 years ago and for now we have 17 horses living. We mostly do short nature trails, go swimming with horses and educate people. There are plans to rebuild house and accomodate some tourists later.
    My parent's ecological cattle farm is at neighbourhood and they help with grand works, we interact.
    Volunteer's help needed for environmental jobs, horse care, house rebuilding.

    THINGS FOR YOU TO CONSIDER:
    Now we are mostly looking for volunteers to work 3 hr/day- broad not included. Or if you help with building 5hr/day - broad included
    We are not always around. If you come alone, it might happen that you spend much time and work alone, the jobs organised.
    It is possible to live in the old house, but not very hermetic, you would need to take care of fireplace burning often. Except summer.

    I finished veterinary studies and now concentrate on making up the ranch, train clients to horse-ride.
    Jonas is professional paragliding pilot. He is very energetic, enthusiastic pilot and traveller.

    Despite that, we love hiking and other ways of travelling in nature, dancing folk dances, sitting at the fire. Our little ranch is waiting for hard-working, honest and nature-oriented people.
    For quick contact, CALL watsapp Jonas (sometimes we lose volunteers due to message lags).

    Cheers,
    Liepa & Jonas

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care

  • 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

    Learn a lot about horses, discover yourself, live in countryside, have fun doing various jobs and see results right away.
    Learn about hempcrete building technology, building in general.
    Enjoy many lakes, hills and see specific way of living, dance folk dances.

  • Help

    Help

    ENVIRONMENTAL & HORSECARE JOBS: More hands needed for making up the environment (cutting bushes at lake beach, trimming grass), horse grooming, fencing, constructing horse summerhouse.
    BUILDING & CONSTRUCTING (experience not needed) this year we're making up the old house and start new hempcrete house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Lithuanian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In old house, but yet some comfort e.g. hot water missing. Or Camping-like in tents.
    Outside wc. Gas stove. There is electricity and washing mashine, kitchen, (yet cold) shower already in the house.
    There's fridge, some cabinets for food or personal stuff.
    Most matresses to sleep are in second floor, room reminds hostel's shared room.
    NOTE: there is fireplace in the house, if you want to live warm, would have to take care of it burning quite often. Exept May-September.
    Outside you can make fire to sit around or cook.
    The most extraordinary is to feel the spirit of old homestead, quietness, you can always see horses around.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Closest town is 6 km away where we drive every day. You can go swimming in one of many lakes around, cycling, watching cattle, picking herbs, join to traditional dance evenings or hiking trails and other fun when we take part. It's possible to visit Molėtai observatory for star watching.

  • 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

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week



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