Help around our green resting area at the beautiful lake Skaistas, Latvia



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  • Description


    Hello dear Workawayers! My name is Alexey. I am the owner of a land parcel in Eastern Latvia and I am recently creating a Green Resting Area at the beautiful lake Skaistas which is situated approx. 11 km from the town of Kraslava.
    In particular, I am building a terrace at an old barn and a swimming place at the lake. So I need proper helpers which could help me with designing of the constructions, carpentry, gardening, cooking, etc. ;)
    I studied linguistics and politics. I like literature, history and traveling. I want to share my experiences.
    Help me and enjoy peaceful nature, silence and have fun with fishing, swimming, sunbathing, BBQ and other nature related activities.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I would like to offer to my helpers an enjoyable and stressless stay in a nice accomodation situated in a very beautiful lake area. You can learn here a lot about the country life in Latvia. While working here you also can improve your skills in gardening, carpentry and housekeeping. ;) And of course you will have opportunities to meet interesting local people and expats.
    As for me I am a native Russian speaker. I studied German language and politics. I speak very good Russian and German and I am also working as an online language teacher. So I can teach you these languages.
    I also would love to tell you a lot about the life in Latvia and Russia and give you some advice for traveling in Eastern Europe.
    I am a cosmopolitan person, and I am interested in cultural exchange of any kind.

  • Help


    I need people who could help me to do gardening (lawn mowing) and carpentry. It would be great if Workawayers could sometimes help cooking because I love good food and I am open to new culinary experiences. ;)
    At the moment I am working at a new terrace and I need helpers who could do painting projects.
    Also my landing stage needs to be renewed. Especially in the summer you can work near the water and have a swim in the beautiful lake.
    In the autum it is harvesting time for potatoes, tomatoes and all kinds of vegetables.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    I provide very good living conditions: The Workawayer gets a separate bedroom and can use a modern kitchen, bathroom, WC - and by arrangemant - a very good traditional sauna.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I can show you some sights in the surroundings (Kraslava or Daugavpils). The nearest public bus stop is about 1,5 km (about one mile) from my house. Of cource I can pick you up when you arrive and bring you to the bus stop when you leave.
    Here is some information about what you could do or visit here:

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    4 hours, 5 days

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