Share your time and skills with an experimental permaculture project in Ranki, Latvia

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  • Last activity: 29 May 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Beautiful place with river, ponds and small forest is situated in rural environment not far from regular buses. In the start of 2023 on the plot 9,3 ha has developed the experimental permaculture project.
    Many activities take a place here: permaculture festivals, different workshops, celebrating of solstice , music events.
    The host has Permaculture diploma and can share with knowledges about agriculture, forest gardens, various eco building technologies.
    Our project also has strong connection with art, crafts, musical instruments and folklore. If you like nature, gardening, eco building, singing, playing, crafts and creativity, this place is for you.
    It should be noted that the project is looking for self sustainable, cretive minding people who after the probationary period could become our team members. Especially welcome are people with building and carpenter skills.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    You will have opportunity to learn working with some ancient traditional tools as well contemporary technologies. You will see original building techniques that you could learn and apply in your home. If you like, you could learn much about permaculture and forest gardens.
    You will listen Latvian, that is one of the oldest European language, the most related with Lithuanian and Sanskrit.

  • Help


    Here is a big old house that need renovation and an old timber sauna that have to be finished. Time by time need help in cleaning of the forest, preparing firewoods, garden works, grass trimming...

  • Languages spoken

    Latvian (Lettish): Fluent
    Russian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Catalan: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    There are some rooms in the big house without amenities that need your help to prepare better for living. In summer time you can chose sleeping in straw. A compost toilet is outside the house. Bathing in warmer weather takes place in an large old stile bath, which is in the backyard or in the pond. For finishing the sauna and the bathroom in the house will be needed your help.
    Vegetarian food for volunteers is provided. You will have the opportunity to enjoy some traditional Latvian dishes, farm-produced dairy products, interesting healthy food from organic, locally grown fruits, vegetables, wild plants and mushrooms. If you wish, you can buy something special for yourself at the auto shop in the center of the village.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time you can swim in the pond, make some DIY project, spend time playing music by the fire, visit the nearest city Kuldiga that is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List or go to Liepaja, city next to the Baltic sea that is chosen as European Capital of Culture 2027.
    Do you dance Argentinian tango?

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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: 841228195855



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