Come and experience simple life style in Stabienszczyzna, North-East Poland

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  • Description

    Description

    Dear Workawayers,
    My name is Ola.
    I live in a rural farming area, in North-East Poland, near to the Lithuanian border. It is a very clean environment, with no industry. There are many forests, beautiful lakes and clear rivers.

    I have been Workaway hosts since 2013. Our project has been so far to renovate farm buildings using traditional and eco-friendly methods. We have done most of the work with the help of Workawayers.
    Now I would like to do more with our land, with more emphasis on organic gardens and self sustainable living.

    I have my own experience with volunteering in different countries so I understand the needs of Workawayers and I am very happy to share my experience and hospitality.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    Workawyers can experience a simple life style here based on ecological responsibility towards this Earth.
    We have a "Green Library" where they can find books covering a wide variety of subjects, including eco-philosophy, organic and biodynamic gardening, as well as a good range of general reading material.
    We also encourage people to express their own creativity through the arts - music, painting, photography, sculpture, poetry, etc.
    We also keep updated with local cultural events, festivals, concerts and exhibitions in the area.

  • Help

    Help

    I need help in our gardens - building more raised beds, planting, weeding, harvesting, drying herbs, making jams and preserves. We still need a little help with renovation and general maintenance. If you have gardening, building, woodworking experience it would help.
    We share daily duties, cooking, shopping, dishwashing, dog walking.
    We do not have farm animals.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We are a vegetarian household providing only vegetarian and vegan food. In the season most of our meals are prepared from our own vegetables.
    We provide bunk-house standard accomodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
    You could also stay in our (or your own) tent or camper.
    We do not have a bathroom!!
    But we have an outside shower, compost toilet and water from the well. If you feel the need for your morning bath, we are only 10 minutes walk or 3 minutes by bike from the lake!!!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our house is 5km from Sejny which is the nearest town, the nearest railway station is Suwalki (20 km).
    Stabienszczyzna is the name of the village, our house is 30 minutes walk from the bus stop.
    This is a beautiful unspoiled area, a bird watching paradise. You can enjoy walking, cycling, canoeing on local rivers, wonderful silence and stars. We are close to Wigry National Park.
    In our local forest you can meet deer, wild boar, elk, squirrels and wolves. There is also a Beaver Nature Reserve.
    If you like long walks, runs, dogtrekking, our dog Maya would be a great companion for you and she can show you secret and magic places in our local forest.

  • 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

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4/5 hours per day, depending on work and weather

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