We are a Buryat family of four. My parents, I and my son living in a country house in Ulan-Ude, a tiny town nearest to the lake Baikal (100 km). This summer we are planning to build up a new room in our small lovely house and would be glad if someone assist us for a 3-4 hours in a day. Alternatively some basic gardening works or language classes for my son would be enough. You will always have a free time to visit wonderfull places including the Lake, share meals with us and we would be happy to support you as much as we can. My dad is a biologist, PhD, avid hunter and fisher and he would be glad to share his time with someone, who is passionate as him. We normally cook traditional Buryat food (mostly meat) and if you are a vegetarian you can cook yourself:) My son and I love sport, any games and travels. I like swimming and horse riding. There are also two lovely hunting dogs "Siberian laika". You will be living in a separate summer type guest house, which is next to our house. We got a Russian country style toilet and washing sink, so that would be a sort of unique experience for you:) We are fine if you are a smoker, but have to smoke outside the house (not an issue in summer time)
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Learn how to cook traditional Buryat food, hunting, fishing, Russian and Buryat language, basic building and gardening, swimming, horse riding
Gardening (watering and cleaning veges spots), building a small room in our country house (building Russian style oven, general assistance), language practice (English, German, Arabic, Chinese)
Guest house, Internet is coming in 1-2 months, cooking in our house small terrace or we can fix small gas oven and microwave in the guest house. Sleeping on the floor, we will provide all needed for to sleep a matrace, bed sheet, pillow.
You can visit any place in Buryatia (can assist with trips to Mongolia) using a public transport, we can also assist finding a car with the driver for you hopefully with good rates.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week