Eco -construction and forest protection in wild Carpathian Forest, Poland

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  • Last activity: 17 Jul 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are a couple of biologists and teachers who live in the middle of the wonderful wild Carpathian Forest, which is classified as one of the most precious wild places in Europe. We have a project of cob house (eco-construction with a mixture of straw and clay in blocks). We try to protect and preserve the forest. We need volunteers who are physically and mentally fit to help with eco-construction and maybe also give a hand with the organization of forest protection activities.
    The nearest town is Przemysl 28 km away and the nearest village is Bircza. The nearest bus stop is 4 km away from our place and named Panienski Czub. We have a car to pick you up at the nearby places.

    Life together :
    We eat lacto vegetarian, as much as possible from our own garden and like to bake our own bread.
    The place is drug, alcohol, tobacco, and meat free.

    If you are interested to visit us, please copy-paste and answer to the following questionnaire, although it might seem a little long, experience has proven that's really useful for you and for us :)


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    How did you get on our profile? Keywords? Which ones?
    What are the reasons that make that you wish to come?
    When would you wish to come?
    How long do you wish to stay?
    Do you have physical or mental health problems that you think would be helpful to communicate? Please give the physician's contact details if you have any health problem.
    Do you have health insurance that can cover you in Poland?
    Are you a vegetarian?
    Are you a smoker?
    We live simple but there is running water, electricity, and internet, there is a simple compost toilet and solar shower, if you want warm water to shower you need to cook it: can you adjust to this simple conditions of living?
    internet access is limited can you please use it only for what is necessary?
    Can you work easily alone with precise instructions?
    Do you also have questions about us?
    What are your complete name, home address and telephone and person to contact in case of emergency?
    Any information you might think useful to communicate?

    These following questions are just to know a little bit more about you, feel free in your answer or silence :
    What's your main goal in life, if you have one? or What has most importance in your life? what is your heart longing for?
    When something goes wrong with a situation or with someone, how do you generally react?
    Do you have the belief that we can't blame anyone for our misfortunes but that we are to learn something from them?

    Thanks a lot, you will soon receive an answer.
    Every request will be answered with the best intentions and gratefully.
    we wish you all the best!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    People can learn about eco-construction, eco-gardening, enjoy the extraordinary beauty, and experience living in the middle of a wild forest.
    We live about 30 km from Przemyśl, a large historic city. There is a lot to explore, (especially a lot of old churches). 50km away is Sanok, a city with a unique open-air museum, monuments, and Beksiński's museum. About 45 km from here is the border with Ukraine, where it is also worth going to see and feel the traditional Slav culture.
    For hiking and nature lovers, we highly recommend fabulously beautiful wild, unpopulated areas of the Carpathian forest.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    help in the building of the house, gardening, cooking, washing dishes etc.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent

    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


    We have two simple rooms to accommodate volunteers, there is a solar shower and compost toilet
    electricity, wifi available with your own devices.

    We eat vegetarian food mainly from our garden, lots of fruit and vegetables. We supplement the diet with groats, bread baked on the spot and dairy products from the neighbouring farm.
    The food is at the full disposal of hosts

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    the forest is ideal for trecking,

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 748963614388

Feedback (20)


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Accuracy of profile: (4.9)

Cultural exchange: (5.0)

Communication: (5.0)

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