Try life on a small peaceful farm near Volyně, Czech Republic

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  • last activity

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    11/05/2022

 
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  2022 

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  • Description

    Description

    Newsletter :D - We will make hay in June/July so we would be grateful for any helping hand. We turn and rake the hay by hand, as at the old times. It is hard but the sunsets there after the hard work are georgious.

    Hi, We are a family of four (Frantisek 40, Martina 39, Lilian 14 and Ester 16 years old), living in a small (about 70 people) village called Skály (near Strakonice), the nearest town Volyně is 10 km. We have a lot of animals, about 20 hen, 4 ducks, 1 dogs, 1 cat, goats . We live on a large farm, but since we are reconstructing it, we live in three rooms with a bathroom. For the helper(s) we have ready a private little house, which is also in the picture. There is a stone and it is two-storey (about 7m²). Upstairs is a sleeping area, downstairs is a couch that can also be spread out . Clean your teeth, bathe, go to the toilet and the bathroom, all this is possible in our home. We cook meals mostly without meat (vegetarian). We don't have meat very often, so once a month, and if we do, just from our animals. We make bread our own, sourdough and we use only high-quality ingredients and vegetables from our garden for food. We also have an apple orchard and two large fruiting nuts. About 500m behind the house we have a large outdoor swimming pool and we also have lots of forests around. The nearest shop is 6km. And that's probably all, if you ask. Yeah, and we also have about 1.5 km from us such a small castle and 8km from us the great ruins of Helfenburg Castle.


    Jsme čtyřčlenná rodina (František 40, Martina 40, Lilian 14 a Ester 16 let), žijící v malé (cca 70 lidí) vesničce jménem Skály (u Strakonic), nejbližší město Volyně je vzdáleno 10km. Máme spoustu zvířat, asi 20 slepic, 6 kachen, 1 psa, 1 kočku, kozy. Bydlíme na velkém statku, ale jelikož ho rekonstruujeme, tak bydlíme ve třech místnostech i s koupelnou. Pro pomocníka máme připravený soukromý domek, který je i na fotce. Jsou v něm kamínka a je dvoupatrový (cca 7m²). Nahoře je prostor na spaní, dole je gauč, který jde také rozložit. Vyčistit si zuby, vykoupat, dojít na wc a do koupelny, to vše je možné u nás doma. Jídla vaříme převážně bez masa (vegetariánská). Maso moc často nemáme, tak jednou do měsíce, a když už jo, tak jen z našich zvířat. Chleba si děláme vlastní, kváskový a na jídlo používáme jen kvalitní suroviny a také zeleninu z naší zahrádky. Máme také sad s jablkama a dva velké plodící ořešáky. Asi 500m za domem máme velké venkovní koupaliště a také máme kolem spoustu lesů. Nejbližší obchod je 6km. A to je asi vše, kdyžtak se ptejte. Jo, a také máme asi 1,5 km od nás takový malý hrádek a 8km od nás velkou zříceninu hradu Helfenburg. We don´t smoke.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can go to the swimming pool, go to castles, have a good meal (we usually make risotto, pizza, mixed with rice, pasta with some sauce, potatoes with something, bread, foccaccia, pancakes, waffles, we also make goat cheese and cottage cheese ...). You can also learn to mow (with scythe), milk, learn Czech (and you will be our teacher of English or other languages :)). And a lot of other things and things that are commonplace for us, but they can be of benefit to you. Such as playing with animals.

    Můžete chodit na to koupaliště, zajít si na hrady, máme dobré jídlo (většinou děláme rizotto, pizzu, různé směsi s rýží, těstoviny s nějakou omáčkou, brambory s něčím, chléb, vafle, palačinky, fooccacciu, také děláme kozí sýry a tvaroh...). Také se můžete naučit kosení (s kosou), dojit, učení češtiny (a vy budete našimi učiteli angličtiny či jiných jazyků :)). A spousta dalších věcí a prací, které jsou pro nás samozřejmostí, ale pro vás mohou být přínosné. Jako například hrát si se zvířátky.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We signed up for Workaway because we want to get to know new people 2. we want to learn some languages ​​and improve our English (cuz most of this is wrote on the translator) 3. We need help with work. Also here in the summer we dry hay . And it's really a mocker, the helper would be useful.

    And If you are from Ukraine and you´re looking for some place where you could stay for some time, we are there for you in exchange for your help to us. We would likee to help you.

    Do Workaway jsme se přihlásili pro to, protože 1. chceme poznat nové lidi 2. chceme se naučit nějaké jazyky a zlepšit si angličtinu (většina tohoto je totiž napsána na překladači) 3. Potřebujeme tu pomoc s prací. Také tu v létě sušíme seno. A je to fakt makačka, pomocník by se nám hodil.

    A jestli jsi z Ukrajiny a hledáš nějaké místo, kde bys na nějaký čas mohl zůstat, jsme tu pro tebe výměnou za tvou pomoc nám. Rádi bychom ti pomohli.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Czech: Fluent
    English: Beginner

    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

    Accommodation

    Accommodation in a small house, which you would have just for yourself, has 2x 7m² (has 2 floors). There's a stove, so warm. There is also a couch, a table and one small table. Water is not there, but electricity is there. Internet Access isn´t there but some Internet Access is in our house.

    Ubytování v malém domečku, který by jste měli celý jen pro sebe, má 2x 7m² (má 2 patra). Jsou tam kamna, takže teplíčko. Také je tam gauč, stůl a jeden menčí stoleček. Voda tam není, elektřina tam je. Připojení k internetu ne, ale u nás doma nějaké je.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time you can walk to the castles, bathe in a large outdoor swimming pool with a jumper in which there is a shallow. You can rest under the shadow of a large elm tree. Learn with each other with us (you can learn Czech and we English or any other language you can). We have a car and when we get to the city, if we need you, we can take you with us. You can also make something with us (we make from wood, etc.). And a lot of other things.

    Ve volném čase se můžete projít na ty hrady, které už jsem zmínila, vykoupat se ve velkém venkovním koupališti se skokánkem, ve kterém je i mělčina. Můžete odpočívat pod stínem velkého stromu jilmu. Učit se s námi navzájem jazyky (vy se můžete učit češtinu a my angličtinu nebo jakýkoliv jiný jazyk, kterým umíte vy). Máme auto a když budeme mít cestu do města, tak kdyby jste potřebovali, tak vás můžeme vzít s sebou. Také si s námi můžete něco vyrábět (vyrábíme ze dřeva). A ještě spousta dalších věcí.

  • 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

    If you want you can. We have a big places around our house so you can.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We accept them but we have a lot of animals so the animal (with whom you would like to come) must be calmly, not dangerous and friendly to people and other animals. It would also be better if you brought your own food for the animal.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    different , 5 days of week (or more, if You want)


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