We are a growing community, living in the Lithuanian countrysid and practicing sustainable living, natural building, local production. Lately we are learning intensively about hemp, Chamerion angustifolium(fireweed) and other common though very valuable plants around us. Researhing, looking for scientific news, following world trends, inventing/finding something new(open room for hemp roots as a medical thing or fireweed leaves against prostate isues and inflammations)
This season we need hands on:
- wooden structure building - all summer
- plastering straw house - until July
- gardening and childcare - all summer and September
- working on wild Ivan Chai tea(Fireweed) - late June-July
- working with hemp - July, August, september
To imagine how tasks look like, please see some photos.
Working on hemp, you will gain advanced knowledge about hemp, its produce like food, CBD, extracts, fiber properties, cultivation and harvesting, preservation, and even world trending in this field etc. so please only serious requests :)
OUR MAIN TASKS FOR THIS SEASON:
- serious permacultural gardening;
- building glamping site;
- building straw clay house;
- childcare, we have 3 boys
- cleaning, cooking, general maintenence around the house;
- hemp harvesting
- marketing and media creation
Our homestead is located in the Moletai region, about 55km from Vilnius, surrounded by forest and fields, many hills and streams, some lakes.
Have in mind that we shower in the bath house type sauna each saturday and in the pond anytime. There might be summer shower during sunny days. Drinking water is kinda limitless, but still be mindful about energy :)
Sleeping conditions and food.
Basically we provide either meals or produce and the kitchen for you to cook, some local vegetables and greens. Accomodation is in our summer wooden huts or in the tent, wifi available.
we do not expect professional skills in every field, no stress bout it. But we expect respect, willingness to learn and be better each day - take critisism positively and improve, ask questions. We are gentle :)
For fair exchange we ask helpers to work for intensive 4-5 hours a day, 5-6 days a week. If the work is more walking, talking and figuring something out or slow and easy, lets work longer. During rainy days there is less work, during shiny days we work harder.
Most important, LET'S TALK :)
We are looking for skillful builders, businessmen, marketing people or in general skillful workers as this year it is hard to find time for teaching people with poor physical skills, thank you :)
*️️️️️️for your freetime we give bicycles, windsurfing boards, snorekeling, maybe some archery lessons, blowgun, fireplaces are open for nice evenings. Sometimes we host camps or events, where you might take part as a special guest (usually folksare interested in traveling, intercultural exchange, etc.)
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help with Computers / internet
We are a rural family cultivating agriculture. We still use many of old traditional lithuanian skills, like making ropes, butter, old style building. We often attend local events, so worker may meet more of local life and native people. You are welcome to use bicycles, windsurfng boards, SUPs, snorekelling, play our table games or have an evening fire outside.
We may share our experience on travelling(most of EU, California), hinking local places, 2 of us are local guides. Also deep knowledge about nature, plants, animals. LET'S TALK
The approximate schedule you may help with:
March-October -- building a new little houses
May-September -- permacultural gardening
July-September -- harvesting hemp and learning about the plant
June-september -- cooking for other workers, gardening, children caring, arts project
We would really love to welcome 2 or 3 people with some building skills as this year it is very important and you guys could build a "volunteer house" for the future!
but most important is the will to learn, exchange knowledge and enthusiasm :)
Lithuanian, English, Russian, German and poor Spanish
Our workers can stay at one of our summer houses or at the old wooden house.
You are also always welcome to camp on our property in your own tent. And we want to build a special house for helpers, or nomads ;)
we usually have shower each saturday in old style sauna. Outside toilet cabin.
In your free time the region offers wonderful opportunities for bicycle trips and hiking in beautiful nature,
or to take part in local events like sports, games, cultural celebrations, fairs, markets or community activities. You can also reach our capital city Vilnius easily
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Minimum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week