Connect with local culture, nature and home-grown food in Jihočeský kraj, Czech Republic

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Czech Republic

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    20/01/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    People of all backgrounds are welcome!

    We are currently full until around May, we'll update our calendar to reflect any last minute changes.

    We are a Czech-American mother and daughter family living on a South Bohemian homestead that was built in 1869. We are a small business that is just getting started. Our first year of business was a crazy year! The pandemic started, and then we had an electrical fire. But we're getting back on our feet now. We currently rent a room in our home as well as a full apartment on the homestead to guests. Our personal goal is to build a sustainable lifestyle by growing our own food, raising bees and a bee friendly garden, and sharing all this with travellers. We'd like to hold workshops in the future to help keep Czech countryside traditions alive.
    The homestead itself is a beautiful historical building in a cozy village. Exposed beams, large archways and traditional wood stoves give you a glimpse into times past. Guests are just a few steps away from the beautiful countryside.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We cook lunch every day (we are generally vegetarian) and bake a lot! We can teach you how to make sourdough. We shop at a bulk food store and have lots of fruits, vegetables and herbs from our garden and neighboring farms. We are open minded to people of all races, religions and LGBT+ people.

  • Help

    Help

    We are starting to plan our summer and hoping that it will be free from the current pandemic restrictions! We will be very busy and will be looking for people with experience and an interest in one more of the following activities:

    GARDENING
    - planting, watering, weeding, harvesting
    - beekeeping activities once every couple of weeks

    ACCOMODATIONS:
    - cleaning the guest areas and guest rooms
    - preparing breakfast

    WORKSHOPS:
    - English/art summer camp for kids
    - weekly English language classes/activities

    We are always happy if you want to cook sometimes! We usually ask for around 4 hours of help on weekdays.

  • Languages spoken
    Czech: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Emily is studying Spanish and Blanka is interested in learning French again. We are both native/fluent English and Czech speakers.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Workawayers will have their own room and personal bathroom. All Workawayers are welcome to use the main kitchen at any time. There's also wifi, a dining room and a large yard, and outdoor fireplace, garden and gym.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a dog and our location is dog friendly. We also have cats and ducks. There are ample trails to walk, run or bike and we usually have a bike to loan out. Nearby villages have stores, a post office, pubs, small museums, and lots of horseback riding opportunities. We highly recommend visitors make a day trip to the Bohemian Forest National Park and Cesky Krumlov during their stay.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have solid wifi connection. I myself work on our website and teach over Skype regularly.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Emily lived in a campervan for over a year, we welcome campers!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    As long as they can get along with our dog, cats and ducks.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    flexible (max 25 hours)

The house in the spring
Outdoor seating before and after
Outdoor seating
The house in winter
Workawayer room
Homemade bread
Planting vegetables
Painting with natural limewash.
Pruning fruit trees
Beekeeping
Nearby pond
Woodstove

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