My name is Petra, I live in a village Nahoruby on a family farm (in my own house next to my parents) in a beautiful hilly countryside close to the river Vltava, some 60 km south from Prague. I do gardening quite a lot, I am quite selfsufficient on food and I like to plant flowers as well. I used to travel (hitchhike in Europe), now I rather stay close to home, but I would like some of this cultural/language exchange that travelling provides. When I used to travel I was sometimes glad to meet somebody who let me stay at his house and fed me in exchange of some help, so now when I grew (I am 38) and I have my house I would like to host travelers as well, but I just don't meet many of them around. And I would also really appreciate some help, as well as my friends with children who moved to my village recently and try to put their house and garden in order.
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Possible to learn something from permaculture gardening, seeds growing, conserving/storing fruits and vegetables, making fruit wine, exchange of travel/cultural experiences. And because of a nearby Trappist monastery (1km) very good for somebody desiring spiritual growth, or just peace.
I would appreciate help with gardening (some heavy weeding:), picking/conserving fruits and vegetables (if season), repairing wooden fences, building space for hens (at my friends place), old furniture restauring, cutting wood... In winter when there's not much to do outside, I would appreciate language practise.
czech, english, french, italian, little spanish
Room for guests with beds, blankets, sheets, towels...
Occasion to pray/meditate/contemplate in the monastery church, go swimming to the river (behind a hill 3km), enjoy beautiful nature, make fire, visit Prague (possible public transp.1,5h), discuss more or less important matters, paint, read, listen to music, enjoy the luxury of doing nothing (in free time:). It is a calm village here with not much amazement around, it is good for somebody who likes nature and silence.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week