Animal and garden care, light repairs and help with my B&B in Reszel, Poland



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    Hallo,i am Ietje,born in Holland but living on an old farmhouse in Masuren ,north-east Poland,it is situated on 18 ha witch are used for my horses and to make hay for them and my pigs.
    There are chickens ,cats and my nice friendly dog Kulka who wants to play whole day
    .My pigs are also pets and not for eating.After my early retirement( ,i worked 40 years in healthcare as manager)finally i could go to this house, witch i already own for twenty years.
    Healthy air ,beautifull nature ,nice pets,nearest small towns are around 15 km,away.I have 4 rooms for bed and breakfast and an appartment,during season having guests from all over the world,i speak,dutch ,german,englisch and learning polish.
    Maybe you think i am old,but i am energetic and modern thinking person,travelled a lot .
    Winter time is little boaring,i started to renovate the second part of the house witch was not mine.Thanks to local workers and the help of workawayers it is almost finished The finishing touch and outsite cleaning still must be done.What i need is a helping hand with animals and little things,garden,wood cutting,make decoration or furniture,helping cleaning rooms and assist me making breakfasts, whatever there is to do.(and whatever you like to do)I have local workers too.Summer is super this year,lake nearby.Winter can be hard and snowing. I like to cook,bake,read books and have nice conversations.wifi is available.If you like quiet countrysite life meet locals and learn something about culture,it is a good place to be.There is a nice fireplace where you can observe the stars and enjoy real silence.Little room available(it is my sons,but he lives in Holland) smoking no problem,but not to much drinking ,i prefer guests who stay at least for one week.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • 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

    Practice languages,learn about countrysite life,experience polisch way of living and different mentality,there are a lot of historical places in this area.

  • Help


    Helping with animals,horses ,pigs,chickens,feeding and cleaning stables,helping with ,gardening,if can making furniture (simple),or make some nice decoration,from time to time helping with B&B.
    You do not have to have experience it is not difficult to do!!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Small room ,shower/bath room next to it(Shared),wifi available,coffee tea etc to make in kitchen,central heating,breakfast,lunch,,hot meal in evening with me or with me and other guests.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can visit couple of interesting places in the little cities around ,there is no bus going so you have to go with me or friends ,bikedriving,ever since this winter having workawayers and we all liked it ,what i do not want is the use of a lot of alcohol or loud music,i never go to bed early ,but want quiet nights after 24.

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    • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

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