Help with renovation project a house in Valmiera, Latvia

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    *** Help needed starting from January 2021!!! ***

    My current renovation project takes place in North Latvia, in a town called Valmiera. It's a house built by my grand-grand parents and we are planning to turn it into a co-working place for freelancers (upper floor) and a yoga-wellness center (ground floor). First floor planned to open in MARCH 2021 and yoga studio should start its work on autumn 2021.

    Help is much welcomed throughout the winter of 2020/2021 - message me and come to help anytime. We usually have 2-10 volunteers at the same time and there is a lot of fun, not only work :) The team consists of several longer term workawayers (staying 2-3 months) and shorter term help coming for 1 - 4 weeks.

    We need help 5 days a week, 5 hours a day (lunch breaks apart, small household duties apart), usually from 10:00 - 16:00 but the hours might be different according to the plans/tasks/workaway preferences. The tasks might be challenging as well as the living conditions - there is mostly cold water, limited access to shower (but planning to organize a proper shower soon), firewood heating, most of the rooms are shared. The rough living conditions offer to experience another life style and make new meaningful friendships, gain a decent renovation/handy work experience and have a remarkable experience for your life!

    For occasional weekends, I can offer you to stay in Riga and explore the capital but that greatly depends on the availability of any free room in my apartment there. Most often the weekends are free and can be spent just chilling out, reading a book, watching a movie (big screen available), visiting nearby cities, going for a walk in forest etc.

    Please feel free to message if you have any questions. We can provide a safe environment for a 10 day self isolation (required in Latvia currently).

    LIST OF WORKS:

    demolishing walls, cutting firewood, washing the dishes, taking off old layers of paint, plaster work, painting, woodwork, sanding, flexing, cutting firewood, work with electricity, cleaning, removing building garbage, separating waste, cleaning the garden, cooking etc.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    First of all, I will introduce you to the Latvian culture, history, nature (we are organizing some excursions and tours as well). Secondly, the team consists of people from different cultures and backgrounds so its a great opporunity to learn about other cultures without travelling to them (espcially in this time).

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    I expect volunteers to be able to help out physically, to be able to do the renovation (cleaning, painting, building, carpentry, handle powertools (we can teach))

    Help includes A-Z renovation for a house, currently working on cleaning the walls from old pain, recently renovated doors, vintage heaters, there is a lot of cleaning constantly.

    Help in garden - picking apples, cleaning out old leaves, cutting the grass.

    Cooking - to be able to cook for up to 10 people on a small, improvised kitchen (no running water). Dishwashing is always an important task!

  • Idiomas hablados

    English: Fluido
    Spanish: Fluido
    Latvian (Lettish): Fluido
    Russian: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Single and shared basic rooms in Valmiera, fire heating.
    Limited access to shower!!! we have a hot shower in the neighbours house but its not possible to access it everyday.
    Simple WC with out a lot of comfort
    Be prepared for rough, challenging living conditions - make your own fire heating in the room.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    From Valmiera you can easily reach:

    - beautiful and historical city of Cēsis (30min bus)
    - Estonian border city Valga (1h on bus)
    - Riga (1,5h hour on bus, possible to host you in Riga too for a weekend)

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We do have a basic WIFI and workdesks so its possible to work on your own projects in the free time. Also Valmiera librart is open (check for updates regarding any government restriction due to Covid 10 pandemic)

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    There is enough space to park your car/caravan. But no speciall connections (electricy/water)

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

  • ...

    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week (flexible)

Marc, Nina and Eli - helpful, active and creative winter workawayers
Me and Carlos (and Jerris) celebrating Latvian traditional midsummer festival, Linda, Ivan and Josephine at the lunch table and Leah on her renovated sofa (such an amazing work)
Some spring cleaning time! The amazing workaway team: Luke (UK), Carlos (Venezuela/Spain) and Joe (USA)

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (4.6)

Intercambio cultural: (4.4)

Comunicación: (4.4)































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