Help with setting up a creative space in Naudīte-Penkule, Latvia

  • Latvia
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  • Last activity: 09/01/2023




  • Description


    We are a new family living in a small house with big plots of land.
    Often we have friends visiting, local and from around the world.
    We have taken up, big projects, with plenty to do, and ever more still to commence.
    I'm building a creative space with gardens on an old farm house which has been passed down from my grandfather.
    The Farm has been left abandoned and so, we are slowly regenerating it.
    We have a few little projects building up there, including the restoration of a few buildings, finishing building some buildings, making a cellar, a sauna and always some gardening.
    Almost every year we have a small festival and other small events transpire during the year.
    Elza on the other hand is building a house in the middle of the forest, with her father, she will also need help with planting a forest.
    This is a small brief of what we have going on, for more please message.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are living amongst forests and fields, so you'd be getting closer to nature, while visiting us. I would especially encourage going for walks into the forests. Me and Elza can share some cultural background of Latvia, share a little part of us and the spaces around us. Then depending on what help is needed, those things will also be learnt.
    Also if you play basketball or chess your even more welcome to join us!
    Sometimes I also make a small music event in a Bar in Dobele (which is the closets town) so if your a musician we can make a small musical performance.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    The help required may change depending on the time of the year, the projects happening on that particular time, and your skill and willingness to get involved.
    The help needed over the summer would vary on what you are comfortable doing.
    There will be lots of manual work, from building and reconstructing, to gardening,
    Maybe it will be time to pick berries or mushrooms from the forest.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Latvian (Lettish): Fluent
    Russian: 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 are living in a samll log building, and have accomidation for guets in small cabins on the property.
    Everything is quite raw so be prepared!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are plenty of forests to explore, walks to be had. There is a chance of you borrowing our car to take a trip, somewhere. We are about an hour and a half away from Riga or the beach. I'm a guide in a sacred forests and Elza is a guie at a local castle. SOoo we can show you around, and tell some historical stories about the surroundings...
    Buses are 5km away from the farm.

  • 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

    Any pet if they are friendly

  • 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: 771542228748

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