Be part of our art community and help cultivate a sustainable food forest in Volyne, Czech Republic

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  • Last activity: 21/01/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    Our place at the Island, is a space for for focalising creativity and amazing musical, dance and art events.

    The 1 hectare of land from above looks like an Island surrounded by a variety of Trees, Bush, Scrub and Rosehip. It is set in the countryside of South Bohemia near to the wonderful Sumava forest.

    I am a professional musician, videographer and artist involved in a variety of projects.

    The intention for the space is to use it as a studio for professional recording, artist residencies, events and non-profit local festivals.

    I have worked with my project Jono Heyes and the Mama Yeva Project music now for almost 15 years alongside musicians from more than 20 countries, performing at venues and festivals that promote ecological and social justice around the world. It is my dream to bring people together to experience incredible music and stage design.

    Over the summer 2022 there are many ongoing evolutions on the land.

    -Building of a Greenhouse, a little art Studio Geodome.
    -Water Storage.
    -Mobile Platforms for outdoor studio.
    -Sculpture Gardens.

    On top of these projects, the goal over the next years to surround the space with an amazing Orchard meets food forest. This would not be for sale but rather with the goal for providing food for people who stay in the space, sculpture gardens and art installations.

    Using permaculture these and other creative organic approachs to gardening that is for self sustaining

    For visitors there are plenty of beautiful spots in nature to visit nearby including the Sumava National Park where there are unique fauna and flora. In the midst of the sumava are also many old historical sites, celtics ruins, majestic castles such as Rabhi and Kaspersky Hory. Next to the property is a unique geological site where its possible to find crystals and other unique stones. The nearby village of Volyne has for a small town of 5000 inhabitants a rich underground cultural scene with regular concerts, film screenings and a wonderful little museum.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
  • 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

    They will have the possibility to create in any of these activities,

    -Sculpture garden
    -Art space/ kinetic art work
    -Recording music videos
    -Create an outdoor bathroom
    -Installing a solar system,
    -Renovating two 7 metre caravans ( sanding/painting/putting in insulation/
    -Building outside courtyard
    -Outdoor kitchen
    -Herb garden
    -Building living fence
    -Make a Firebath Zone
    -Permaculture Garden
    -Gathering herbs to make sirups/ distillations.
    -Living rooves.
    -Setting up Beehive with Katyas Auntie
    -Selling pancakes on festivals
    -Performing on festivals
    -Possibly making our own small festival( 50-100 people)...

  • Help


    This summer 2022 on the property we have these projects in mind;

    1- You are invited to make your own creative project, sculpture, garden etc on the land that contributes to the land.

    2 - Or join in with things happening, at the moment we are making;

    -Art space/ kinetic art work and sculpture garden
    -Renovating the Gipsy Wagon ( sanding/painting/putting in insulation/
    -Building outside courtyard
    -Outdoor kitchen
    -Herb garden
    -Sculpture garden or
    -Create an outdoor bathroom
    - Water Catchment
    -Permaculture Garden
    -Performing on festivals
    -Planning our own small festival( 50-100 people)...
    -Focusing on Album release for the Beehive Studio Project
    - digging holes for trees
    - making stage

    3- Volunteers will have to take responsibility for sharing chores;

    - cleaning up after work
    - washing dishes
    - watering gardens
    - emptying separation compost toilet
    - cooking

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Czech: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Languages can paint pictures for the minds eye, but the finger that points at the moon is not the moon indeed...

  • Accommodation


    You will most likely need your own accommodation these days.

    In July/August we are already renovating and installing another small caravan and a geodome studio.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are most happy to meet people who have a creative spark, artistic, musical to come to our place and create on any these projects.

    Around the area there are many old historical sites, like the old Celtic Castle Obri Hrad, then also interesting and strange places connected to the communist times.

    Would be out pleasure to take you to some of the cultural spaces of the area, for concerts, and some of the more powerful nature excursions in the Sumava area such as the Vydra, Horska Kvilda and around Kasperske Hory.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Potentially it is possible. We only have 100GB a month, which is enough for personal use with a cheap o2 mobile simcard. We can help The Digital Nomad to acquire their own Simcard, the same to the one we have here. It costs 12 euros a month for 100GB

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    The land has gravel road access and there are some beautiful spaces with incredible views where a campervan could hide away.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Bordercollie? Around the property is farmland so if your pet is under your control and friendly with children etc etc, then pets can be welcome.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 1-2 Hrs

Host ref number: 527844168414



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