I'm Berenika, I live in polish countryside. I've moved here 17 years ago from Warsaw to live closer to the nature. We're running here agroturism eco farm and stable. I'm also certified horse-riding instructor, masseuse and psychotherapist in process-oriented psychology.
Now I create here horse assisted psychoterapy center.
I need help with building, renovating, planning, decorating and organizing things - houses, stable, barns and area around. If you are creative person, or you have technical skills or you just like to fix and make things better - you would have something to do here :) Of course if you like nature, animals and renovation of an old farm in the middle of nowhere :)
My children (Filip 30, Marcelina 29 and Tosia 12) sometimes live with me and sometimes they are somewhere in the world. My mother is here most of the time, she is 81 years old and can tell a lot of stories, especially in German, which she knows well and likes to remember. Filip, Marcelina and Tosia speek English, Marcelina speeks Lithuanian (and Latvian a little bit).
We have 7 horses, 4 dogs and 5 cats. I have experience with natural horsemanship, horses wellbeing, I can teach you about trimming barefoot hooves, horse massage and horse real needs.
I am interested in natural building methods - clay, cordwood, mosaics - if you like to do that - please contact me - I have some plan for you :)
We have ecological vegetable and fruit garden, it need a lot of work in spring and summer. I would like to make it more permacultural - if you have some experience, please - contact me, we can do some plan together :)
The landscape around is AMAZING. Hills, lakes and forests.
The farm is located on north-east part of Poland, near to Lithuanian and Russian (Kaliningrad) border.
We have 2 houses - 100 years old clay house an new wooden house. In both of them we have guestrooms for tourists. Old houses renovation is in progress and there is still so much to do. During the summer we need lot of hands to work :) During winter I make plans, I seek some inspiration and I have more time for long conversations about future and philosophy :)
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
In exchange for help you can spend time in the most beautiful part of Poland, learn polish cuisine and traditions. I can shear with you my experience of moving from big town to countryside. You can also learn horse massage and real relationship with horses. we can talk about process oriented psychology.
We need help in our agroturism farm and stable. You can help renovate over 100 years old clay house, stable, barn, paint windows, help in garden, help with paddock fences, help with horses, . It is important for us that the volunteer is an independent person who is able to do the work himself and shows some inventiveness in seeking a job if there are no specific indications ... Volunteers take part in preparing meals. We are happy to know more about culture of your country. We are happy to meet the cuisine of your country However, if you can't cook - don't worry! You can always help clean the kitchen :)
You will get room, access to bathroom, vegetarian meals with host & her family. If you wanna get closer to nature you can also sleep in tent.
We have a lot of beautiful lakes in neighborhood, also forests and hills, it's a really magical place. Nearby is Hańcza lake, the deepest polish lake. It's really worth to see. On the farm we have our own swimming pond with peat bottom - leaves a healing sediment on the body - a natural spa :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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