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My name is Pavel and I am an author of the project ŽIVA Velryba (The Living Whale). This project is inspired in take care about the Oceans. As you may know, in Czech Republic we don’t have them, but we still have rivers that after become in oceans, so for the oceans to be in good conditions, it’s necessary to take care of the rivers, that’s what we are trying to communicate to people. The whole idea is about connecting art with protection of the nature.
As the same time, I’m an artist who creates artifacts with the sea theme especially from the surplus material. I come from a farming family and now I live with my girlfriend Pavlina who is helping me with this Eco Project. I have the dream that we can create one big park with all sculptures, based on the principle of nature and recycling, where everyone can learn about it. And my second dream is to initiate the establishment of a basic free school based on respect, cooperation, crafts and knowledge of natural principles.
On the other hand, actually we have two types of activities. The first one is related to what we are doing in our house. We need help in the garden, to start preparing vegetable for storage and sterilize them (we planted them organically). Also, we have a big former boarding school that we are planning to remodel for volunteers and others possible visitors. The idea is that one day it’s going to be able to do different events by inviting people to come to connect with nature and do artistic activities, such as ceremonies, dancing, creating sculptures, and teaching them how to reuse waste. So we need help with the repair of this construction, to do bigger rooms, more useful and homey, build the bathroom, move the furniture, we can play with your abilities and talents!
The second thing to do is related with the actions that we do with our organization. We organize cultural events for the public, for example in kindergardens and primary schools with children, you can come to join us in this amazing experience in which we teach them the principle of recycling, to reuse waste and we tell the wonderful story about our first whale Bublina (little Bubble). As well, you can help with the creations on the sculptures, like paint, sharpen or some task that may be necessary for the accomplishment.
We live in the village Březina, 30 km from Pilsen. This is a place that is on the edge of an old chateau park, in private forest. There are two houses on our piece of land. Small house for me and my girlfriend and the big former boarding school for volunteers. In ours houses we use electricity, rain water and the heating works by burning the wood, we think it’s a good way to be connected with the fire and the nature. We have only one shower for the moment, that is in our small house, is available to use for volunteers. There is 1,4ha big land around houses. During the spring we plant a lot of flowers and vegetables here.
In addition to providing facilities, we are still developing the project. You will surely find something that will appeal to you ...
We will be glad to welcome you :)
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
You get to know an interesting ecological and artistic project, beautiful nature and historical places in the surroundings of Rokycany.
repairing, modification of the old real estate for cultural and ecological project, creating art project, gardening
Czech, intermediate English and Russian
The house has a 10 rooms for visitors which we are repairing for living. The bathroom with hot water is in small house nearby. We burn wood in the house. Common food – vegetarian or with meat - according to agreement.
City Rokycany, rich forests, paleontological excavation site. Transport: bike, bus, public transport, train, car
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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