Experience an eco family farm near Lake Issykkul in the Kyrgyz Republic




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  • Description


    Our farm is an eco family farm near lake Issykkul in the Kyrgyz Republic. Our farm is still in the process of becoming fully grown and we need not only to do work on the fields, in the garden and with the animals but also building work. We are a Kyrgyz - German family with three children and we live in a small village 15 minutes walking from the lake where it is nice to go swimming in summer. The mountains are also not so far and one can go hiking there.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    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

  • 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

    In our family we speak several foreign and local languages and communication is no problem for us. So we can answer questions about life in Kyrgyzstan and explain things about culture and history. We have rich knowledge of the cultural history of this region and explain many things about this. Coming from a German farming family, I can present my knowledge on the history of European agriculture and share my experiences implementing eco farming in Kyrgyzstan. I have some knowledge of varied farming practices and love to discuss the impact of modern farming on the future of the global food chain.

  • Help


    The help required includes all the different kinds of farm tasks and also household work and helping with the children too. It changes almost every day. Besides that we have a few building projects like a new stable where we need help too. Every day tasks include: weeding, fencing, harvesting in the season, fodder preparation, help with maintaining farm equipment. No particular skills are requred but if you have some experiences in farming we will be happy.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Kyrgyz: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Chinese (Mandarin): Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We have two simple separate guest rooms with a nice view and a european shower and toilet for the guests.
    We offer three meals every day often prepared together with the visitors. We eat together with the visitors. We are flexible with the food we cook, sometimes we have a meal with some part cooked by us and an other prepared by the visitors.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lake Issykkul is a 15 minute walk from our farm, there is much beautiful nature in the local surroundings to explore. The village has two small shops providing basic commodities. The nearest town is 20km away, reachable by local bus.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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

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Host ref number: 932463711853