Mountain off-grid off-road homestead, Czech Republic

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  • Description

    Description

    MISSION NOVEMBER:
    First snow already here:) Slowly moving inside, but still a chance to heat up by choping wood outside. But plenty of work to finish the wooden interior of the attic.
    SPECIAL CHRISTMASS OFFER FOR TRAVELERS - IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPEND CHRISTMASS ON A NICE PLACE IN MOUNTAINS PLS. LET US KNOW AND YOU MIGHT MIND OUR HOUSE FOR ONE WEEK:)
    Regular Jobs:
    1) Animal care and feeding, also cuddling goats, chickens, dog and cats.
    2)Finishing the interior of attic, painting wood.
    3)Fence making, repairing fences and making new one.
    4) Making marmelades, chutneys or just eating them, making apple juice!
    5) Playing with kids:)
    6) Restoration project - Some outdoor tasks and plenty of indoor carpentry and repairs. Mainly small stuff but great for anybody wanting to get some experience in the field.
    7)Clean & tidy - help with cleaning the house:)

    WE ARE....
    .... a bit of an adventurous family and live on an old farm some 1.5 km farm from the village and have some land. We have fruit trees, permaculture gardens, animals who are keep us busy whole year round, the source of many funny stories and love to make fun of us as well. (Especially the goats). We produce at least half our food on the farm, a lot of our electricity and all our heating on the farm. We are normaly very busy but try to take things with a smile, manage and enjoy.

    TO SUM IT UP
    Basic units of our family are: David + Anna +Kubik (9) + Berenika (4) , seven goats , some Ouessant sheep (they are French, actually from Brittany, a few chickens and the King Cock + Mr and Mrs and Ms Cat + Bajun (a big white dog who is a good spirit of our place but sometimes thinks he is a wolf ).

    ... AND then we also take volunteers to help us and join the experience. In winter might even come a couple of brave souls and in summer we take up to 4 people at a time.

    WHAT WE CAN OFFER
    We both hold part time jobs so we are rather busy. All the same we put an effort into sharing skills with volunteers so that they can learn something and also be of more asisstance to us. We are involved in a wide range of manual activities and have a good skill and tool range available.

    THE PLACE AND CONDITIONS

    Volunteers have their own room with wood stove at the attic. We share the kitchen and bathroom. WC (dry toilet) or a panoramic toilet for volunteers is outside. This beautiful invention will help you to experience the changes of the seasons and the most beautiful sundowns you can imagine.

    WHAT ELSE?
    Our place is off-grid. We have our own well and a 12 Volt electricity system running on the solar panels and batteries. We also have the petrol generator for running power tools and the washing machine.

    We can charge you cell phone, small electronics. But if you will bring up your computer, camera, i pod, i phone, power bank, sound system and your rice cooker because you can not imagine to travel without this necessities please do not expect us to charge your darlings on the regular bases. Our electricity source is limited by capacity (100 AH battery )

    And also the sun always doesnt shine as much as we wish.

    TRANSPORT
    You can get to our farm from the village in 20 minutes. There is both bus stop and train stop. You can also park your car or a van under the hill there is a save and nice meadow parking place. Even with river near by!

    Be ready for 1,5 km walk uphill. If you are by car you have to park your car under the hill. The road is steep an muddy if it is rainy. With a suitcase it will be definitely a challenge to reach our farm. But there is a nice natural well in the forest so you can refresh on the way:)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can always go to the pub!
    Jokes aside. This region is very traditional and not many foreigners coming here.
    Actualy we are the only ones in the village.
    All the same people are friendly and we are happy to include volunteers in our social circuit and it is surprising just how many people speak English nowdays.
    And they have some wonderful markets coming up soon.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Regular Jobs:
    1) Animal care and feeding, also cuddling them and also chickens, dogs, cats.
    2) Help with the reconstruction of the old circus wagon.
    3)Finishing the interior of attic, painting wood.
    4)Fence making, repairing fences and making new one.
    5) Gathering apples, pears and pumkins, making marmelades, chutneys or just eating them, making apple juice!
    6) Playing with kids:)
    7)Watter in the lanscape - digging more little lakes around the house
    8) Restoration project - Some outdoor tasks and plenty of indoor carpentry and repairs. Mainly small stuff but great for anybody wanting to get some experience in the field.
    9)Clean & tidy - washing dishes, sweeping the room atc.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Czech: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    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

    Beautiful, spacious attic with lots of windows and its even warm. Matraces, blankets and warm working clothes are provided

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated on a hill with no public road access. By foot its about 30 uphill minutes, down to the village 15:). There is also a train stop in the village. The region has a rich folklore tradition and especially in summer and autumn there is a lot of festivals and concerts. We have a pretty packed but flexible schedule and are happy for you to organize things as suits you best as long as things get done and everybody is fine with it.

  • 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

    Safe parking plus backup can be provided. Details in progress as so much here.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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