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Our family lives in a house secluded from the village (by 4 km - 2,5 mi) for over 15 years. We moved into the "summer house", which my grandparents bought for weekends and summer during the 70' and turned it into the whole year living house. So we (as kids) had a chance to grow near nature and out of the city. We ment to go back to Prague when we reach school age, but we never did and now that I'm leaving for university the amount of work that needs to be done will only fall to two people. Our home is located nearly 200 km (over 124 mi) from Prague,
Our house is in South Bohemia, more specifically, in the middle of a wild, protected area of ponds, wetlands and swamps. We grow what we can - which varies year from year depending on weather. We also have few hens, sheep, beehives, cats and a dog and most importantly, we have quite a lot of land around the house - along with an orchard, a large garden, wetlands and acess to several ponds.
We look for volunteers during the whole year, but depending on the weather might decline during the winter. (For example if in February will be 15°C like last year, we'll welcome you, but if it will be 20 cm (8 inches) of snow - not really much to do in the garden. Exept for pruning trees.)
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
A bit of czech language, how to be more practical and self-sustainable in a life, various things depending on the time of year - pruning, mowing with a scythe, small repairs around the house, small building, how to build fences - and repair them, painting the house inside out, how to care about the bees (not in a winter), canoeing.
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We need help mostly with the garden and the land - occasionally with maintenance around the house and with the animals. The requested help would differ from person to person according to the ability of the individual (from lifting and carrying heavy things, tiding the house or cooking, to building the glasshouse :-), repairing the fences, choping the wood, working with the weedcuter and so on.
We look for practical people/volunteers to help us (BUT if you don't consider yourself practical, we can allways find something that needs to be done - so don't worry, there is work for you).
This host offers a language exchange
We would like to practise our German and Spanish (we are beginners) and try any other languages.
On a matress in bed, on a matress on the floor, on a cautch, in a tent on a mat, on the hay outside if you wish so.
Local town Třeboň with its medieval center and a castle is 10 km away, you can enjoy LOTS AND LOTS of nature, wild animals, rare birds, swimming in a sand lake, possibility for a trips to other local towns and lovely old villages and to the Prague, you can visit a brilliant local cafe with homemade cakes (7 km, 4,5 mi), some cultural opportunities during the season and not so much in the rest of the year (like markets, concerts, cinema, theatre).
I would like to note, that there is a opportunity to use the local transport and possibility to borrow a bike, or be driven by car - after an arrangement with us.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
There is parking place for campervans available.
We can, depending on the pet - please contact us if you're not sure and we'll discuss it.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week