Farming in the kazakh steppe- Ozernoe, Kazakhstan



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  • Description


    My name is Olzhas, I discovering new cultures and ways of living. I have a big family. I bought Toksumak farm (500 ha) 4 years ago. I dream about eco-freedom village with strong sense of collectivity ( as kibbutz village).
    Locally you can go to the lake, explore the surrounding nature, go fishing, take the bicycle. Toksumak is close from Karaganda and astana if you want to visit those cities.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Kazakh culture is a very rich. It was part of the golden horde with the empire of the great Genghis Khan. If you come help me, you will learn the nomads way of living; share a traditionnal dishes, rest, relation, hospitality. You will improve your Russian or Kazakh language. You will have the opportunity to taste local products from the farm.
    Furthermore we will be able to exchange our experiences and learn about the differents cultures and way of living.
    The farm of Toksumak is in the countryside surround by nature. You will have the opportunity to take some rest in this beautiful place.

  • Help


    I always require help in my everyday life, more specifically in the countryside of Astana (50 minutes from Astana). if you want you can make traditionnal dishes from your country. Maintenance of the farming by taking care of the animals and planting.We are interested for cultural exchanging and learning english. We do not require you to have professional skills.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English Russian Kazakh Turkish

  • Accommodation


    You will live in Toksumak Farm in the village of Ozernoe, I provide the meal. You will sleep in a room of the hotel ( Cf photo) with one or two workawayers.

    i provide 3 meals a day. what we cook for us is also for workawayers

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many things to do in Toksumak Farm during your free time such as : swim in lake or the river. Fishing, sun bathing, take some rest, make a bike tour and explore the local nature, go to bar, have fun with the karaoke, go to the sauna. Visit karaganda and Astana.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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. but sometimes we work longer for 2-3 hours, because some procedures take a lot of time, who worked on the farm will understand me

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