Hi there:) We are family of 3. Me-Lucia, Vlado and our son Liam 2 years old. We live in a beautiful, peaceful place in a traditional farmhouse in west part of Slovakia. Our 1 hectare land is surrounded with meadows, orchards and hills in the carpathian mountain range called White Karpats. I am a psychologist and really into permaculture for the past 7 years, experimenting on our land. Vlado is experimenting with his hands and doing a lot of manual work even thou he is a philosopher interested into non-duality. We moved to our land from the capital city of Slovakia, Bratislava, so we know what it is to live in the city... As our land attracts people with its beauty and our openness, we use to spontaneously "organize" some campfires and get-togethers. We have different kind of visitors all year around from permaculture enthusiasts, visionaries, volunteers and artists to online rental guests who stay in our circus styled wagon.
There is a group of people interested in ecology, community building, permaculture, human relationships meeting at our place regularly with whom we are preparing a 10 days summer workshop about all these themes on our land.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Our place is unique and typical for this region of Slovakia. We have interesting neighbors, with interesting projects and there are beautiful natural scenery with hikes around. There are some landmarks nearby, like Javorina hill, which the border with Czech Republic. You can have a good view on the rolling Czech countryside from there.
In Trenčín, the biggest nearby city, you can have a Slovakian city - experience. The closest city where the train goes to is Nove Mesto nad Váhom - which also suggests the nearest river, Váh, Slovakia's longest river.
There are also many cute villages around to visit and explore, where cultural events are held - concerts, festivals, markets. Events are also often held out in the hills, on people's properties such as small guerilla "from friends for friends"- type festivals.
The region and the community network here is very much in development still, and we can slowly feel the network or the "mycelium" as we call it, growing stronger. We are feeling a development towards a similar type rural networks like in some parts of France or the UK (just in our own particular Slovakian style). This is very meaningful for us because we can be part of the birth of a new type of lifestyle here in Slovakia, as more and more people desire to live a meaningful life closer to nature. If you feel that experiencing this with us, even if in a temporary way is something exciting, than this is the right place for you to explore.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
What we are looking for mainly is help with our 2 year-old son Liam. Liam is really cute and also very independent for his age. We would like that you spend some time with him going for walk or play. For me it will be the time when i can take care for the garden and for Vlado to work on the house and on the land. We are also open to welcome mothers with one child. We would appreciate if you could cook sometimes. If you like gardening or working on projects like constructing something there are also many possibilities. Vlado is currently constructing a tiny house :) We are flexible to agree on some schedule with you which we are freely open to change if desired:)
There are couple of constructions on our land. One of them is called "Little house" and that would be the place we can offer you for your stay. It is a typical house for this region from unfired brick and it offers one room, little kitchen and shower with toilet. The room is private for you and the bathroom you might share with another 2-4 people if there are more people staying with us. We are open to listen to your needs around food when, how etc.
As we are open and flexible people, we can communicate about everything together before you arrive and during your stay as well :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week