Help with farm chores and learn to make our traditional dishes in 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    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

    English: Fluent
    Kazakh: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent

  • 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.

  • 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 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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