Help to restore a castle and learn about non-profit cultural activities in Sklabinský podzámok, Slovakia

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Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

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    03/12/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a non-profit organization. We are engaged in the reconstruction of the castle from the 13th century. In 2020 we became the owners of the castle. Our plan is very simple. We are assisted in our work by our goats, which we milk every morning and evening, and with their milk we continue to make homemade cheese and milk products.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    You will learn not only a lot about Slovak history, but also how buildings were built at that time and what materials were most often used. You will also learn about archaeology and the process of preserving excavations and, of course, how to take care of animals, how to make homemade goat cheese or bryndza (a typical Slovak product). We will teach you how to communicate with tourists and also how to do business. You will not only learn how to bricklayer, but you will be in a beautiful environment and gradually you will learn plumbing and electrical work as well. And what all can you learn with us?
    Bricklaying, plumbing, electrician, cook, orcheologist, animal care : milking goats, dairy production, problem solving, painting, history, historical bricklaying , building buildings according to historical regulations and much more.
    We have a great team around us and we are all here as a family and we help each other whether in our private life or in our working life. We cook for everyone in the house. And we try to have breakfast and lunch all at the same table.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for volunteers who would like to learn many things such as: masonry, historical masonry, archaeology, animal care (mainly goats, but we also have 7 dogs and two cats). Our tasks is not very physically demanding. Of course, we also have a lot of visitors at our castle, who need to be shown, for example, our museum, where you can find archaeology, old furniture, old and historical weapons and excavations, and much more.
    Bricklayer, orcheologist, vet, cleaner, electrician, plumber, heating engineer, painter and much more. We will train you for all activities. You do not need any experience.

    UPDATES !!!

    LGBTI FRIENDLY

    conditions for volunteers who would like to help with the reconstruction of the castle:

    1.) the minimum number of days to help at the castle is 5 days.

    2.) the person must be vaccinated against covid-19

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Czech: Fluent
    Slovak: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Polish: Intermediate

    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.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    accommodation is directly at the castle. So not only will you be working at the castle, but you will also be living there. We have built two buildings with roofs. In the first building, we have a museum and living quarters. It sleeps about 10 people. There is of course also a kitchen, social facilities, a dining room and a sauna. And in the second building we have a lapidarium and a ticket office for tourists. Upstairs you can sleep. It sleeps about 15 people, but there are no beds made yet. As far as accommodation is concerned, we have electricity from solar panels and water from a well. We also have internet access. we live here all year round. the heating is with solid fuel but the whole house is heated. It's a normal life like on a farm. We are ecologically friendly and we are trying to protect our planet and preserve history for future generations.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Turiec region has many wonderful places to visit. There are many mountains and opportunities for hiking and summer and winter sports. There are many historical places and many cultural events. and sometimes we do cultural events in the castle, such as the castle festival. there is a possibility to use hiking or bicycles in the surroundings.

  • 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

    we have limited internet. we have set a limit of 200gb for the whole household. please do not upload large data files unnecessarily, or agree or ask the inhabitants of the household. because when the 200gb limit is exceeded, the internet for the whole household will slow down. Thank you

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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

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