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We are family of 4, Martina, Filip and two little girls Zina (5 years old) and Lana (1,5 year). We live in a small settlement called Podproč in the north-east of Slovakia, right opposite to Spiš castle.
Building: greenhouse (almost finished), new vegetable beds, wooden fence, tiny house construction (starting right now).
Babysitting and creative play: we have 5 years old girl and one baby girl, they need someone around all the time, but they are both very cute :). The older one is kind of unschooled and likes any type of social interaction but for now does not speak any foreign language, only Slovak and Czech but we beleive that she can learn some with you.
Wood: as we heat our house with wood, there is always some work to be done around wood preparation.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesLanguage practiceHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsBabysitting and creative playCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We can share our knowledge of gardening, permaculture and construction. Filip has a lot experience with building fireplaces and stoves and can share those as well.
We can also talk to you about homebirth if you are interested.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We welcome all workawayers that would like to share with us our lifestyle. This consists of small construction work, gardening, having fun with our little girls, picking up herbs and mushrooms.
This host offers a language exchange
Martina speaks several languages (English, French, some Spanish and some Russian) that she would love to practice but also it would be great if our childer could catch up some language skills.
There are two options for accommodation:
1. We can provide you a tent with camping equipment and you can camp in our garden.
2. We can provide you bedroom in our house.
Our family lives in a house with 3 bedrooms and we use only one of them. There is kitchen and bathroom with warm running water in the house. There is also outdoor kitchen in the garden.
Wi-fi is in the house but we do not keep it on all the time.
We eat mostly vegetarian diet we prepare ourselves. We eat a lot Slovak traditional dishes that we will love to share with you.
There is no shop nearby, so please buy some sweets (we usually do not have many of these at home) and other special meals you may need beforehead.
Normally we would invite you to share with us at least one meal per day, other meals you can prepare yourself from our ingredients, or even from your own ones if desired.
What else ...
Access to our place is not the easiest one. Please check Podproc on the map properly and see the location.
If travelling by car, the best road is via Bijacovce and then non asphalt road leading to our village. The road is far from being good and when you think it is bad it will get worse three more times before you arrive to Podproc :)
If travelling by public transport, you can check connetion on the following website: cp.sk, the bus stop closest to our place is called Bijacovce, Pri Dube and from that place, you need to walk 5-6km but we can give you a ride as well if you need. We also can give you a ride from Spisske Podhradie which is the closest town. Another access road is from village called Brutovce (so you can check bus stop Brutovce too) but from there it is also 6km walk to our place.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We have wi-fi, but it is not running the best... so it depends on how good internet connection is needed.
Space for parking camper vans
The road leading to our house is hardly accesible by normal car so always discuss with us beforehead.
Can possibly accept pets
If you have friendly dog or cat, it is OK. We have dog ourselves, it is a male dog, he is called Berty and it is west siberian laika.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week