Join our country life and help us pursue self-sufficiency in Nowe, Poland

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Poland

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    25/11/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    This is our family farm. We live in beautiful land with a nineteen century house in Vistula Landscape Park. The house is surrounded with a fruit and nut orchard and lies near many forests and meadows. The garden is being made on the VI ground class (the lowest ground class) which has been cultivated in a traditional way before. The production of ecological, agricultural products is to provide for the basic needs of the family. Little extra is sold for the profit of the family and mainly for the maintenance of the farm.

    We are trying to introduce permaculture solutions in every aspect of our country life and we are pursuing to self sufficiency. That is the reason why we're using low cost and low energy infrastructure. We're using composting toilets and solar shower in the summer. Our tanks can collect 4.000 litres of rain water. We use it for watering the plants in dry weather. We also use natural building methods to repaire our home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    natural gardening
    permaculture
    vegetables and fruit harvesting
    seed saving
    food preserving (juice, jams, vinegars, tea, herbs, picles, ferments, wines, ciders)
    natural building
    wild herb and wild mushroom picking
    country life
    rearing chickens

  • Help

    Help

    Country live true nature cycle
    Every spring we start with new garden season. It means preparing seedlings, spreading and of course planting. We're introducing new plants in the food forest - we plan the trees and bushes planting.
    We also prepare new beds in the permaculture garden.
    In the summer we harvest fruit, vegetables and nuts. The vegetables and fruits which we cannot eat are preserved for winter.
    In June and July we mow the meadow and collect hay which we use for mulching in the permaculture garden.
    In September we prune the trees in the orchard.
    We also collect and clean the seeds of different fruit and vegetables and store them in our seed bank.
    Help is needed in the different activities depending on the part of the year.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a camping trailer (shared with other travelers)
    Tents are also an option.
    We provide vegetarian food (Ovo-Lacto-Vegetarian - includes eggs and dairy) based on the seasonal products from the permacultural garden. Meals are prepared in the garden kitchen, mostly form the vegetables harvested in the farm and are shared with the rest of the community.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is located in the unique region Kociewie in northern Poland. It is surrounded by forests, lakes and meadows. There are many natural reserves in the neighbourhood. It is a greatplace for sideseeing, hiking and bikeriding.

    The nearest big city is Grudziądz (20km) and it is 80km to Gdańsk and app. 70km to Toruń and Bydgoszcz. The train station is located in Warlubie (5km) and there is a bus station 2km from the farm.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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