Come spend a good time in the artistic place with a stunning view and enjoy good food in Wlen, Poland

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    My name is Urian. I am 59 years old and i am an artist from Holland.

    Since six years i live as a painter and gardener in one of the most beautiful areas in central Europe.
    Silesia is a formal provence of Prussia that lies now in Poland. People call it the Tuscany of the east.
    It was once the most prosperous provence of Germany. And it is still visible. It is full of castles and cultural inheritage.
    A beautiful river runs through it.

    The place is on a hill at the edge of a hamlet, 1000 years old, 14 inhabitants. So it is a remote and quiet place.
    The view is stunning.

    I bought this ruin and old stable 18 years ago. First i repaired the stable. I got several rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and a bar.

    My bed and breakfast allows me to live here and build further on the ruin that i want to live in and have courses, seminars, ceremonies and celebrations.

    The surrounding garden is half a hectare.
    Here i am planning a pond, fruit trees and a garden that i like to grow vegetables in.

    My passion is to make this a beautiful place so i can share this with beautiful, friendly people.
    My life is about enjoying art, nature, friendship, togetherness, harmony.

    The place is gay friendly.

    Come and join the beauty of the surroundings and have a good time here.
    I will provide good food and there is a yurt where you can sleep.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This area has a very interesting, rich history. They call it the Tuscany of the east.
    Once it was the centre of Prussian culture with visitors like Vondel, Handle, Goethe and Nobel price winning writers like Hauptmann.
    Before the second war thousands of tourists came to this region for its beauty and spas. There is a number of castles and palaces close by. A great Medieval tower with frescos of Lancelot. There is a ruin of a castle from 1200 just on the other hill. The area is full of old houses and farms, wild and green.
    I organise birdwatching, horserides and canooing on the beautiful river Bubr.
    You can learn how to work with natural materials, how to decorate a home, how to deal with recycled materials. I am a gardener so i can teach how to set up a garden. You can learn old skills like japanese ways of preserving wood. You can learn to be creative, to paint, work together, improvise, be still....and...learn about yourself... Come and meet the silence.

  • Help


    I am working on a space for seminars, exhibitions and workshops.
    Here carpenters, painters, electricians, plummers, decorators, entertainers etc. etc. are welcome.
    In the garden i need help cutting the grass, building a natural stone wall, a pond, terraces from natural stone and a vegetable garden. You can help cleaning the garden and cutting wood for the wood stoves.
    There is help needed painting the doors and windows.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in a yurt or in one of the beautifully decorated rooms in the B&B. I will provide good food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is great place for long walks in the fields and forrests around.
    You can go swimming, hiking, canoo-ing and horse riding.
    It is worth to visit one of the many castles and palaces. The oldest building in Poland, castle Lenno from 1200, is just on the other hill.
    There is a swimming pool, just 40 minutes drive and a small city, 25 minutes drive.

    If you care for healthy living, far away from the rush, economies rat race and career, cars and industry, pollution and stress factors, this is the place to be.

    I feel blessed i can live here. It seems for me there is truth in living close to nature.
    But the place is big and there is just me...
    So come and join us. Spend a good time here. Enjoy the food, the quiet, the view.
    It is all here for you...
    Meet the silence.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 779443212881

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