We are 2 dreamers (Hungarian man and Latvian women), who met in Transylvania, fell in love, married and mooved to Latvia to live in the lonely old farm in the middle of forest and bogs. Now in our bi-national familly growing up 3 little children.
In general our lifestyle is based on environment friendly solutions and organic farming principles. Self-sufficiency is one of our goals. Permaculture, holistic animal care, log cabin and constructions using local materials are some of our interests.
Our special passon are horses :) There are some horses, sheeps, goats, rabits, hens, cats and dog in our farm.
The Hungarian man's name is Antal and he is an artist experienced woodcarver-carpenter. The Latvian women's name is Maija and her profession is environment expert, every working day she drives to the nearest town to job.
We are very much interested and trying to keep alive both the Latvian and Hungarian cultural traditions.
And by the way - we love to have guests :) Moreover, despite the fact that our children are growing up in the middle of forest, they are incredible open and communicative :)
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
During volunteering in our farm you have option to learn a lot about life and works in farm. It depends on season and your interests, what exactly. From Antal you can learn wooden works.
Helpers definitely will have option to be in nature :) get to know about Latvian and/ or Hungarian cultur, language and history, taste traditional foods, to have recomendations about places to visit, and of course, to get to know more about horses...
We are still far from our dream about farm. The place, where we live, has been without permanent inhabitants more then 10 years. It means - house needs to be renovated, other old buildings in farm - saved from falling, fields - cleaned from bushes etc. + we have a lot of new ideas, how to improve our and animals life in the farm + general maintanace and seasonal works.
For now everything is in the process...
and children takes a LOT :)
So, your help can be useful in very diverse range :)
Latvian (Lettish): Fluent
For our guests and best helpers we offer one room in our house. There is also bathroom with warm water. With your help we could make one more room suitable for living.
You have option also to stay outdoor, if you want, we have beautifull and wide garden, where to put tent.
Here are nothing more then nature around farm, nearest village center is 6km, nearest bus stop 3km, seaside - 30km, Riga - 70km
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week