We are a large, happy, family of Polish consisting of mom, dad and three sons. Dad is working professionally, mom takes care of children and conducts homeschooling. The boys are at the age of 14 years, 8 years and 5 years.
We invite you to our beautiful Silesia. We live in the countryside near Wodzislaw Slaski. We are couchsurfers so we have experience in hosting.
What can we offer?
Lots of fun with gorgeous kids, extremely warm atmosphere of family life, amazing sense of humor, peace in the air, lovely Silesian dialect and a little geocaching adventure.
Each of us has a great collection of something… MIrela has great books and ekofriendlysolutions for everything, DOminik has an stones-collection, MIkołaj has LEGO, and KOsta - he has an impressive collection of ….
HA! You have to find it guys!
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
I am sure anyone can learn a lot from us – how to make a perfect coffee, draw a mindmap, find a box full of toys in a forest, how to extend a short walk into some real challenge or how to wash your hair without a shampoo: ) We can learn Polish, talk about geocaching, the history of our region, to show monuments, nature reserves, local attractions. We are also very social life and certainly you will know many interesting people. We are happy also to share our knowledge and experience we have as parents and professionals in our fields (Kosta miner and Mirela is a teacher).
In the neighborhood there are two other families hosting volunteers, so there is opportunity to meet other volunteers and joint tours
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Homeschooling takes us a lot of time, which and so we have little with three children. We need help with the children, at home and in the garden. To help with the children, we would like volunteers to: play with the children, spoke English or any other language (not Polish). In the house we will treat volunteers as family members and we will endow his duties as the other (cleaning, assisting in the preparation and clean up after meals, shopping etc.). In the garden we have a lot of work with trees, shrubs and lawn.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
We can host max. 2 people in the living room on one couch sofa bed with the sheets, pillows and duvets which is sufficiently large and comfortable.
The house is at the village, close to the city. Around the house is a large garden and it's near to the forest. The room is on the ground floor and is open to the kitchen and dining area, and against a bathroom. The room has a sofa, 2 armchairs, piano, couch, bookcase. There is no TV. At night we are on a different floor, so guests will not be disturbed by us. On the day we use the whole house.
Nearby is a forest with a nature trail, at which we have our goecaching trail. Nearby interesting places are: Pszczyna, Żory, Cieszyn (you can find there cieszynianka - anywhere else apparently not growing), Racibórz, Rudy Raciborskie, nature reserve Łężczok, Arboretum Moravian Gate and a few wooden churches. There is also a Industrial Monuments Route (zabytkitechniki.pl), museums and many other interesting places, bike trails, kayaking, mountain. With neighboring cities are direct buses or trains to Krakow, Warsaw, Prague, Wroclaw, Vienna. And this is only a small part of local opportunities.
Public Transportation Access:
Car - A1 highway exit is realy close,
Bus and train - direct buses or trains to Krakow, Warsaw, Prague, Wroclaw, Vienna from neighboring cities
Plane - nearest airports - Katowice, Kraków, Ostrava
We can pick you up if it's not too far away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week