Lend a hand in a sustainable orchard in magical hills, Slovakia

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Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

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  • Description

    Description

    We are in our late 40's, couple of entrepreneurs, who love to work in our orchard. We live in the city, but we spent most of our time at our old house in the charming landscape of hamlets situated at the frontier between Slovakia and Morava. It is picturesque and replenished with fine views. The round forms often alternate with limestone rocks. The Nature Reserve of Veľká Javorina protects the original woods on the flanks of the tallest mountain of this mountain range. We love to have friends around.

    Welcome to our project, where we grow a traditional fruit orchard. We planted over fruit 65 trees and bushes last year. We have sheep in the orchard. We often organise activities with volunteers there. If you are ready to participate at the hard work in the country, be our guest. We also bought an old house and start to build there a bistro and accommodation for visitors of this beautiful piece of Slovakia. This year, we would like to focus on that premises.

    We have a flat in Bratislava too, where is our main job, that means, that some days of the week you can stay in the orchard without us.

    We will share with you our interest in arts, nature, music & good food.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is one of unique places in Slovakia, where for centuries man cooperated with nature and a cultural country has been established. After violent collectivisation the tradition has been interrupted. Our goal is to establish it again. We are not professionals in farm work or reconstruction, but even small number of people with good will can achieve big goals.
    Come and watch the many stars in the sky.
    Explore beautiful countryside. It's a good opportunity for bicycle riders or hikers. Many interesting agricultural and art project arise here. We will be happy to show you around.

  • Help

    Help

    This summer will be mainly work in the orchard. If you like work outside, please come and help us.

    What we are planning to do:
    1) Helping with the cleaning of the orchard, mowing grass, grass rake, planting of flowers and vegetables.
    2) Making a lookout to see all kinds of animals visiting our orchard.
    3) Wood split, of the old trees
    4) Making wooden signs for the border of our orchard.
    5) Preparing the site of the old house for the reconstruction.
    6) Help in the house with cooking and cleaning.

    Please let us know what skills you have.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, Slovak, Czech, Russian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Old family house with plenty of bedrooms. We have one bathroom and one kitchen. If it's cold you have to put on fire in the furnace.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a bus connection to the village, last 1500 metres you have to walk, or we can pick you up. We can provide a bicycle for you to ride it around. If you like to take pictures of nature or wild animals, or wild orchids, this place is definitely for you. You will be surrounded by intimacy of the hills. In case you need company 45 minutes from us Holubyho chata is a very popular touristic chalet with wifi. Or the Wild West is in Saloon Cetuna also a popular restaurant with wifi.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Our house is open for you.
Branko and Lucie
Your room
Spring in the orchard
Our sheep
This is the sign, you are in the right place.
Our house in the hills.
Our first Work Away members Marcus and Lissa are the best.
Man at work
Some renovation is needed in this picturesque place.
Winter in the garden
Old trees in the winter
Holubyho chata at Javorina the highest hill in White Caraptians is about 4 km from our place.

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