Play with our two daughters in English near natural Playscape in an old wooden schoolhouse in Powiat zamojski, Poland

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  • Description

    Description

    English speakers welcome! We are mostly looking for English language exposure and some playing with our kids in English at this point. Maximum 3-4h per day and you can stay and eat with us and explore the lovely nearby surroundings. Bicycle on offer, too.

    We may ask you to occasionally help with our family life - tidying up, preparing meals etc, as we run a busy fantastic Natural Kids Playground and Workshop in Poland, but we are quite set up and have local workers so we just need someone to bring in some fresh air and another culture with good or native English.

    A couple or a family with kid/s over 7 is also welcome (the room we can offer has 6 beds but it is upstairs and the stairs are steep, we don’t allow younger kids there). If you are a family, you may need to buy your own food though, or we can arrange for some extra work maybe. Please read carefully before replying though!

    We run a small eco project: Natural and Recycled Playground and natural workshops during summer and we are now coming into our short peak season. We wouldn’t mind some extra help in our family (not as part of the business as such) but primarily we are looking for an English speaking person, preferably native or a very good level English.

    Full board and unlimited hammocks’ use ;-)

    Work is easy and relaxed although often will be scattered throughout the day so you’ll be able to plan some trips and explore the local sites.

    We believe in living close to nature and using less plastic. I sew baby clothes out of recycled woolen jumpers, I have a small natural-textiles-only second hand shop with clothes and wool. We also prepare and run some workshops for kids. The place is full of positive vibe and if you like kids, you’ll love it!
    We offer a bike so you can visit local forest and National Park, we’ll also help to organise a nearby city sightseeing if needed.

    You must be easy around kids and ideally have some experience with them, either siblings or family or childcare, this is essential, as well as native or professional English - main reason we want an international volunteer is the English exposure for our daughters.


    If there is more work and you will be happy to work more we will gladly pay for the extra hours.

    We promise some inspiring and thought-provoking conversations about life and all :-)

    The area is really beautiful, we live in a small town but for summer we move to our summerhouse which is in a truly rural setting (cows grazing grass behind the fence etc) we are located in the middle of National Park, close to nature. It's one of the most restful and peaceful places I know!

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    The area is quiet and peaceful so it will suit somebody who enjoys being around nature and things like spotting deers on a walk through the forest.

    We used to live in London for over 10 years and now we are back to our homeland. While we love being close to our families we also miss the cultural diversity. We would love to meet people from all around the world.

    We love to socialise and not only meeting but getting to know - on a deeper level - people from all over the world. We love a good conversation over a glass of wine or a cup of tea in the evening. We’re interested in photography (have photo equipment for a home studio), healthy eating (we eat meat but avoid factory farmed one and happily cook vegetarian) and natural living, cooking, travelling, psychology, social studies, the way people live and think all around the world. We like spending time outdoors and enjoy frequent trips to forage mushroom or simply explore the nature.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are well-travelled and open-minded people who are respectful and considerate. But we are also very Polish and happy to be part of this community. The life in our town is rather simple as there is no heavy infrastructure so the Workawayers can witness and take part in a daily reality of slightly underdeveloped Poland (we are on the South-East of the country and the mentality here is very different than on the Western parts). We have many sites (museums etc) here where you can have a look at how people used to live before in the past two centuries. Out of the season we visit those places happily to show them to our daughters.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Warmer half of the year (roughly April to October) - we have an old wooden schoolhouse building in a village nearby that we have turned into a ticketed natural kids playground. It’s an eco project, we are running the playground, using old, recycled or natural materials with as little plastic as possible. Mud kitchen, tree house, wicker hut (planned!), vegetable garden etc.

    All year round - we would appreciate help with regular household duties, some cooking, tidying up, going for walks and playing with our 4-yo and 7-yo daughters and using English with them (we would like them to use more English, they only know a little).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent
    Russian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In Summer - we can offer accommodation in the raw and original old wooden schoolhouse 5km away from the nearest town. There is a shared double bathroom, a big kitchen and huge rooms (which used to be classrooms), the place is huge so there is lots of space, but if there are two more volunteers, you may share the room for sleeping, or we can arrange a tent outside. There is no proper internet in the schoolhouse, mind you, but we do have a mobile hotspot in one of our phones which is enough to watch some movies and do regular online stuff.

    The place is quite striking and incredibly 'soulful' and everyone who has stayed here so far considers themselves lucky to explore such venue :-)

    Evening bonfires with chit-chats, singing and playing guitar (ok, learning ;) are some of our pastimes here.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can go for walks, cycling trips or go by bus/car to a nearby city Zamość (30km), which is very historical and it has an amazing architecture. We can lend you our car occasionally or we can organise a trip somewhere together. During the summer season there is lots to do and see, it's easy to make new friends, too, but outside of the season you may want to get yourself a few books or borrow ours! :-) There are restaurants in the nearest town where you could grab a beer and some pubs. We have some friends who would be keen on meeting people from abroad and socialising.

    There is an option to organise an open meeting with a Workawayer in our local Culture Centre where people can come and learn about their country and culture, ask questions and exchange experiences. I have organised such meetings before for our friend from Ireland.

  • 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

    No Wi-Fi at our summerhouse, only mobile internet but the reception is ok, we watch movies with no problem. Also lots of space where you can work. At a flat (outside summer) we have a fast Wi-Fi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a small campsite open for travellers in summer season, up to 6 tents/campervans

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week






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