So... I own a countryside property (3.5 ha of land + 7 ha of forests) in the middle of a forest (1.5 km from a road and the nearest neighbour) that I want to turn into my own home. I design and build my own buildings in different techniques (so far a cottage of rammed earth, a sauna of cordwood, a storage house of sea-container and a greenhouse of plastic), clear the land from bushes and grass and tend to a garden of sorts. I also have a patch of land with high-bush blueberries that need some 180-turnaround in order for them to thrive.
The things that I need help with this season are the following...
-Building a garage/workshop (timber frame + light straw clay) + rocket mass heater
-Tearing down the old house
-Building a small cottage out of the materials from the old house + simple wood stove
-Finishing up the outside toilet
-Planting trees in my newly acquired forest land
-Disassembling an old, rundown caravan
Then there are also long term work...
-Coming up with an idea for a cash crop
-Setting up a permaculture garden (space has been set aside)
DIY and building projects
You will learn how to build with odd materials. Other skills and mindsets will come along with the work.
I don't represent Latvian cultural heritage but you will hear me play piano and sing from time to time. There are occasional local culture events that I attend so you will be welcome to join me.
My plot of land is still raw- there are ideas to be implemented, experiments to be done and creativity to be welcome.
I would like you to bring a new point of view on concepts I have known for a long time.
If you have hands and a sense of responsibility then it's good enough!
Latvian (Lettish): Fluent
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There is sauna for you to live in. It has a table, chairs, place on the floor for mattress to sleep on and toilet outside. The door can be locked if the need be. If it's cold, you are welcome to get the fireplace going that provides more than enough heat.
You will have to take care of your own meals as I usually am quite busy and don't have time to prepare common meals. Gas stove is available.
I can provide a bicycle to get around. The nearest village is 4 km away, the nearest town- 20 km away. There is a bus connection in the village.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
It's a countryside- there are literally hectares to park on.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Max 5h/day and 5 days/week
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