General Maintenance/Gardening/Teach English to our sons - in a nature protected area in Poland



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a family: Sylwia and Marcin with two children (boys of 11 and 14 years old). We live in a village Silna Nowa in western Poland near a town of Pszczew (200 km east of Berlin, 100 km west of Poznań). We are surrounded by nature: a forest, fields, and 15 lakes (the nearest one called Chłop can be reached in 15 minutes by foot). Our house is located in the "Pszczewski Park Krajobrazowy" (a protected nature area).

    This neighbourhood helps to withdraw from the noise and rush of everyday life. We fell in love with this place as soon as we first saw it. We decided to share it with others, this is how the place was established.

    We host various group activities and workshops including yoga, Tai Chi, Qi-Gong, Shiatsu, Hellinger's constellation therapy, dancing courses and many others.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    In our house are organized different workshops as mentioned above. You can take part partly in some of them.

    You can learn how to bake a rye sourdough bread as well as how to use the bread oven for other meals. Sylwia cookes very well, so you can learn from her and get a few recipies. It will be opportunity to taste polish cusine however mostly in vegetarian version.

    Our place gives a great opportunity to experience the beauty of the Great Poland's countryside by walking and cycling.
    Pszczew, the nearest city (7km) is a small tourist center with 2 lakes, museum and a small cinema.
    In Międzyrzez (25 km) is Museum of Fortifications and bats, as a part of Międzyrzecz Fortified Region with 30km of an underground route and military bunkers.

    There are also other intersting places to visit and see within 50km distance.

    However, as for us, close contact with surrounding nature: forest, lakes, fields and meadows seemes to be the strongest points of our place. And of course contact with our family and our guests.

  • Help


    We look for friendly and sociable persons who, through every day conversations and play would teach our children English and or German. We preffer either an English native speaker or a workawayer with very fluent English.

    We seek one or two volunteers to help us with running the farm, who - similarly to us - appreciate close contact with nature, silence and peace.

    Also this September we started homeschooling our son so we would be more than happy to meet workawayers who can contribute to this project.

    Both of us understand German, and our older son can communicate in basic English.

    Expected help:
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ teaching English (and German, if possible) to our children - this is the main goal for us
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ help with running the farm (taking care of the garden, help in the kitchen for home,
    housework) however it will not include work for groups which came to us for workshops
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ 5 helping hours a day, 5 days a week

    We invite to stay with us for two weeks or longer.

    Mile widziani również wolontariusze z Polski.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Conditions of stay:
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ a room with a separate entrance
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ lack of TV
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ internet access (WiFi)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ optional vegetarian meals
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ we have dogs and cats

    If workawayer will be interested we can cook together, learn from each other and exchanged with receipies.
    We will provide 3 meals a day, the same as for our family.
    If workawayer will preffer to prepare meal for him/herself from our products - it will be fine too.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

- House under the linden, more than 100 years old tree, the heart of our self-development center
Our guests very often enjoy their meals under the linden tree...
Marcin and Sylwia Remez, hosts
Dining room for our guest, we have many workshops at our place...
One of a few our places to rest and and silent enjoy of the nature...
Pszczew - the nearest city (7 km)

Host ref number: 682522525485