humble homestead of craftsmen nestled in rural Latvia on the banks of the Salaca River in Latvia

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Latvia

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a humble homestead of craftsmen nestled in rural Latvia on the banks of the Salaca River. We met on the road some many moons ago and after years of traveling here and there we decided that it was time to dig our roots down. We have a big organic garden, goats, chickens, and ducks. We spend the green season outside harvesting wild plants and berries, gardening, and outdoor creative projects. In the winter we are full time craftsmen. Clare is a weaver, normally a carpet maker and Edgars is a potter and wood worker, focusing on music insturments and snowshoes. we are also crafters of all sorts including medicines, herbs, wine, moonshine, dairy products, preserves, natural Building, etc!
    the land we dwell on is part of a National park. The river , the Salaca, is mytical and full of peace. There is red sandstone clifffs and even a little cave. and all around is forest. Here the forest os full of plenty of riches like bilberries, raspberries, strawberries, lindon berries, mushrooms!, juniper, and plenty of other green allies.
    we love to enjoy life and celebrate as much as we can (especially with a bottle of homemade blueberry wine or apple cider:) we often play music and go on adventures or simply make them at the home.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    work depends on what time of the year. but usually it could be some garden work, in the fruit orchard, with the goats, or building something (like an outdoor pizza oven!)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    fluent in english, latvian, french, spanish, russian and beginning portugese and norwegian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    room with a bed, or if you want to sleep outdoors there are also options. there is a hot shower (wood heated) and hot tub outside. We also use the sauna as a bathing ritual for deep cleaning.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have hosted volunteers for six years with great success. we are not far from Riga the capital so it is pretty easy to get here. We are located a stone throw away from Estonia so you can also explore that wonderful Baltic country.

  • A little more information

    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

    5 hours day x 5 days

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