Come and help our family to establish our farm renovation near Cesis, Latvia



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    We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids of 14 and 7 years) with a big dream to make our farm a real organic paradise.

    Our farm is a very old one (previous owners were not living there for about 15 years) therefore there is a lot to be done. We would like to make it beautiful and healthy again.

    We would need help in renovating a house - painting the ceiling and walls, renovating some wooden furniture. Establishing electricity to the shed, building a greenhouse, Permaculture garden and planting a food forest. Every year we need to prepare wood for the heating (we have our own forest, so we need to cut it and chop in pieces).
    In summer there is so much to do in a garden, therefore we also appreciate some help in cleaning a house and cooking.

    Our kids like meeting new people. Daniel (14) speaks Russian, Latvian, English and Dutch. Jaroslava (7) speaks Russian, Latvian and a bit of English. We would like her to practice the language.

    Families and people with kids are welcome.
    We offer a place to stay in a room on the second floor or a tent (we can offer a tent, sleeping bags and mats), vegetarian food. We do yoga lessons (Shivananda), archery lessons (traditional hand bows avaliable), great company and a bit of sightseeing :) We have several goats, sheep, dogs and a cat.

    We speak Russian, Latvian, English and Dutch.
    Hope to see you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    We have a very nice nature and you will enjoy it for sure!
    We know a lot about the ecological life and food, and also about permaculture. We will be glad to share this knowledge with the visitors :)
    I also give yoga lessons, hand sometimes bow shooting lessons. If the weather allows we can teach you as well :)

  • Help


    We are renovating the farm. At the moment we need to clean and see how to repair the shed, some renovation inside the house and work in the vegetable garden (permaculture garden). Some language practice (Dutch and English) would be appreciated as well :)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Latvian (Lettish): Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a guest room and a place to put your tent if you prefer to stay in a tent. We arrange vegetarian food and self baked bread and self-made cheese :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We will be happy to show you the small villages around our farm, Riga (the capital of Latvia). We might have a possibility to meet you in the airport if you come by plane or there is a direct bus going to Gatarta (direction Jaunpiebalga) ;)

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 887455519836