Farm campsite is looking for help, also with preparing vegetarian or vegan meals in Slovakia

  • Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
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  • Last activity: 26 May 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    At present we still have availability if you come with your own van. If we need to provide accommodation you can apply for the second half of August and for September. Please read what is written on our profile before applying.
    You are very welcome to come and join us in our daily work at our Farm Camping in rural Slovakia. You can either come alone or bring a friend. We have a small scale farm with dairy goats and sheep, horses, pigs and chickens. Oh and a lot of happy guests from May to September enjoying a farm style holiday. We eat vegetarian but we are open for vegans as well. We hope you like to WORKaway and yes like cooking as well.

    We live with the seasons, in nature and with nature. In the months of April and May you will participate in whatever construction and maintenance work we have at that moment, vegetable gardening, garden maintenance. From June - September our main activity is our campsite. As the temperature rise and visitor numbers increase work on most special projects is put on hold. This is the best time to visit us if you are seeking cultural exchange and like to have communal diners. We enjoy the company of visitors countries across the globe. There is still work that needs doing in the gardens and grounds as well as essential maintenance but largely the day is spent creating a sense of community and doing your fair share of cleaning, cooking, or whatever needs to be done to maintain a welcoming environment for our guests. From September we start preparing for winter, cleaning stables, cutting wood and all building and maintenance projects we did not manage to finish before the start of the camping season.

    We have had workawayers for many years, we like honest and clear arrangements. So write us and we can discuss on forehand if you want to join and help preparing the communal meals, have transport on days off, to be collected and brought back etc. You will get adequate accommodation. You will get the chance to receive hands-on experience of subsistence farming, country living, tourist management & a sustainable sound lifestyle. If what we do interests you, we will be very happy to help you learn.

    Don't apply when you are looking for a payed job, since workaway is about something else (and Slovak minimum wage is below what you need for food and housing). For a job you need the right skills and you arrange accommodation, food, work permit and transport yourself. We can't help with visas either.

    For shorter stays (less than two months) you will get accommodation, transport and three hearty meals a day. If you stay longer we are open for other arrangements.

    The typical Workawayer work load at our place is 20 - 25 hours a week, organized on a day to day basis. We try to rotate days off for Workawayers to 'escape' and visit the local sights and explore the amazing surroundings of our slice of paradise.

    We = an international family of three (Arnold, Bernadette and our daughter Katinka) which have settled after an international career in 2008 'in the middle of no-where' of rural Slovakia. We do appreciate to get requests addressed to us (we even have names :) ) and not a copy-and-paste which has been sent to many places. Because will also and always answer you a.s.a.p and personally. Just write to us first, later you can still contact the other hosts :) And please don't send any long essays.

    On our calendar you can see for which period we need help, however if you have your own accommodation like a campervan or caravan or whatever we might also be able to host you when the calendar is on 'yellow'.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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 get the chance to receive hands-on experience of subsistence farming, country living, tourist management & a sustainable sound lifestyle. If what we do interests you, we will be very happy to help you learn.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    From April till October we welcome Workawayers on our farm campsite.

    In April and May we get ready for the summer season, help is needed with things like mowing grass, helping in the vegetable garden, erecting tents and some construction help. Lot of it is farm help, so rather physical. You should like solitude or come with a friend in Spring.

    In June, July and August you can help us at the campsite with mowing grass, cleaning, cooking, watering plants and sometimes on the farm (bringing water to the animals, checking fences, weeding in the vegetable garden), it might also involve shopping in the towns around us.

    In September and October the help can be on the farm including cleaning stables, or cutting wood or maintenance of our buildings (like painting).

    We are always looking for optimistic and nice people who like other people incl. children, animals and nature. Our ideal work-awayer is friendly, responsible, self motivated and we can count on her/him.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Slovak: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We have a private wagon and a caravan for our workawayers with a bed, kitchen, table, chairs etc. Sanitary facilities are nice and clean. You can make a camp fire :) or join others who will certainly do.

    We have free but limited WiFi and a big set-up pool.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are very flexible and lots of things are open for discussion.
    We think that workaway should be of mutual benefit, you enjoy your stay and we get good help.

  • 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

    Work is well organised at our place so you and we can plan which hours you work for us and which hours you work for yourself. However you need your own data since ours is too slow and limited.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a campsite so Workawayers with their own van are very welcome :)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    20 - 25 hours a week

  • ...

    This host has been visited by a member of the Workaway team

    "Our experience here as Workaway Ambassadors was great. Not only did we learn a lot about farming but we met the best people. The hosts are really loving people and they made everything with love. They are very hardworkers and funny and they make the best cheese ever! Their daughter is adorable and we really get along with her, we miss her and she became as our little niece. All the animals are really good and you can have funny moments with the baby goats or feeding the little lambs. The wagon has everything you need and they make sure that you have everything to eat. We have nothing but thanks to you and we really hope to come back some day."

    - Flavia and Diego (Workaway Ambassadors)
Host ref number: 847122382812

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