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).
Liepa & Jonas
DIY and building projects
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.
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.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week