Learn about living at a family farm and creating a sustainable life in Dolní Ředice, Czech republic

  • Czech Republic
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  • Last activity: 7 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    Welcome to this growing oasis of little paradise in Eastern Bohemia !
    Name itself symbolizes two main aspects, it is kind of harbour for those who seek peace, prosperity and joy in the waves of sometimes mad world. Arbor is also a "Tree" in Latin and to them is the Ranch devoted,
    Our philosophy comes totally from the natural laws, which means sustainability, independence on the system and money, permaculture, love to all life and selfresponsibility for anything that happens in our life.
    We care about Mother Earth and welcome all conscious beings with open hearts. You can be part of ceremonies, celebrations and even big festival that is about to happen beginning of July. We love to share, sit by the fire, enjoy our unique and beautiful sweat lodge, sing and drum in the evenings, but most of all, we love to visit nearby Magic Forest or other best parts of wild Nature around to rejuvenate and learn from its wisdom.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    The owner and "soul of this place", Vito, is very much connected with the trees and the Nature. He connects to her endless wisdom and thus can share amazing amount of knowledge in many areas of transformation and spiritual growth.
    Not just theory, you can absorb deep understanding of lives of trees, about their archetypes and energies as well as you can learn how to recognize them, their peel and their wood.
    Vito is a passionate craftsman, for having a ranch means being able to do anything by yourself.
    You can learn complete woodworking, building with all kind of materials and other manual arts.
    You can integrate basics or even depths of natural agriculture and permaculture and understand what is to be connected To Earth through soil.
    You can be part of cleaning sweat lodge ceremonies and enjoy self-development and healing, which this place enhances.
    It is also a center for many events with intention, visited by many people from whole country and even the world, so you can meet number of interesting people here. Peak of all events comes in the beginning of July with the Festival, when whole ranch turns in one big pot of joy, dance, cooperation and thematic workshops.

    To be honest, our visitors always leave in a better shape and higher vibrations than they came with :)

  • Help


    During the season, we look for passionate gardeners to help on the field and the garden and mostly to take care of more than 1200 trees planted here.
    We have also woodworking workshop and do all kind of things imaginable out of wood, from tiny cutlery to big constructions.
    We also reconstruct whole ranch, barn and other farmhouse buildings, so there are always plenty of many different types of possible jobsand anyone can find his favourite activity.
    Craftsmen, woodworkers, builders are specially welcome and also there s possibility of special agreement with them.
    We care about our living space and feel important to live in nice natural design, thats why we decorate space with paintings. Artists are therefore specially welcome too :)

  • Languages spoken

    Czech: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    In times of warm days you can enjoy hippie caravan or teepee, in cold days you can have a bed in a cozy room with a tap of drinking water and wood stove for heating. We cook healthy mostly vegan food, you are invited to share breakfast, day snack (soup or salad with bread and toppings) and dinner with us.
    In the season it is a real paradise, as we have around 250 growing fruit trees, so you can expect eating best organic cherries and apples whole day. :)
    We shouldnt forget our organic vegetables, crowned with our the best tomatoes and potatoes.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This place is very easy to travel to, 1 hour by train directly from the capital, Prague, and 20 min by bus. Two big citties are nearby, Pardubice nad Hradec Králové. We have plenty of bikes so that you can explore the neighbourhood and enjoy nearby nature.
    We have unique outdoor fitness where you can practice your body. We have a playground for many kinds of sports like volleyball, badminton etc., there s special playground of wonderful Lakota game - indiana tennis.
    There s outstanding outdoor chess playground with huge figures.
    We have like 8 drums and djembes and many other musical instruments for you to practice on.
    We have a pool with living water (no chemistry inside) for hot days and we are about to dig a lake with plants and boulders soon.
    1 kilometer from here is a natural reservation Žernov, beautiful piece of nature, an oasis of peace for regeneration and meditation.

  • 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

  • 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: 875577322484

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