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Join our biodynamic farm and social home for young people with learning difficulties in Rencēnu pagasts, Latvia

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  • Last activity: 2 Oct 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are a biodynamical farm and social home for young people with learning difficulties and we like visitors and helpers very much. Here you can learn a lot about organic farming as vell as help in everyday works. You can learn milking a cow by hand and cut the firewood with an axe. We live a peasant life but we are open to art projects and music as well. The farm is located in the countryside of Latvia about 19km from the nearest town.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    We are a small community consisting of 18 people. You will meet open minded people here that try to step over the limits of mental disability, we do sports, sing, dance folk dances in the evenings. There is no boredom here.

  • Help


    As a volunteer here you should be physically fit to do all kinds of farming work and work outside. Depending on your skills the work is very variable from firewood preparing to help with collecting herbs or building fences at the pasture and so on. It is great if you can do some maintanance works as fixing, painting...

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Latvian (Lettish): Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The volunteer will stay in the one of family houses in a seperate bed. You might share a room with another volunteer depending on availability. We eat all togeather 8:00 breakfast; 13:00 lunch; 18:00 supper. We eat food based on the seasonal products we grow or make ourselves. Vegetarians can also come, for vegans it will be difficult. We have warm showers and wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are 2 km to the bus stop, you can visit the nearest towns for concerts, museums, we can lend a bicycle, there is one of the biggest white stork colonies on the other side of Burtnieku lake. It is nice if you are interested in nature. This place is not the most appropriate for party animals :). We do not use alcoholic drinks here, smoking is allowed outside.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 722489123291

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