Help on a small organic farm near the small town Ludza, Latvia

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We have a farm (country house) near from small town Ludza (4 hours by train or bus from Riga). Ludza is the oldest town in Latvia dated back in year 1177 and celebrating its 840 anniversary this year. I have bought an old farm in a beautiful place next to the Zurzu Lake some years ago. We have started some biological farming/gardening activities. We have a cow. I have been involved in several traditional agriculture and forestry activities before, and now we have started also fishing activities because I am an owner of small lake also (part of the Zurzu Lake).

    I have an office in Rezekne where I am usually located from Monday until Thursday. We (me and my girlfriend) go to the farm during on weekends. My neighbour takes care of cow while we do our office job on working days.

    All guests visiting my country house until now have really enjoyed different kind of activities like the traditional Latvian sauna (pirts), picking up wild mushrooms, skating, jogging, biking, swimming, fishing, harvesting apples and many other activities.

    How to get to the farm?
    You have to take a train from Riga Central Railway station to Zilupe. There are 2 trains per day - at 9:47 and 17:00 on working days. Trip lasts about 3,5 hours. I can pick up you either in Rezekne 2 railway station or in Ludza train station. There is an additional train at 11:38 on Saturdays and Sundays. There are also some bus connections with Riga but they are more expensive and is not so fast like train.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda doméstica
    Práctica de idiomas

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We propose to learn some more traditional activities we are doing in the farm like chopping of firewood, fishing, picking up wild berries, mushrooms, hazelnuts or special plants for herbal tea in a forest in surrounding meadows.
    We can learn some languages - English, Russian, Latvian.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We are looking for volunteers who could help us doing regular everyday activities living in countryside. The scope of help very much depends on season. So, we need much of help with the garden weeding in summer time to achieve better results in organic farming. Another important job in July is to collect forage (dry grass) for winter season. At the moment we own only a cow but there is a plan to enlarge the flock by number of sheep in future.
    We expect that volunteers could help us 4-5 hours per day, 5 days a week but it is flexible.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Latvian (Lettish): Fluido
    Ruso: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    There are some sofas and several mattresses for my guests in private room in a really old-fashioned countryside house built up around 100 years ago. All bedding stuff like blankets, pillows, sheets are available on place. It's also possible to do camping in summer time. There is a nice place next to the lake where you can build up a tent and make a fire.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We offer to host volunteers in my country house, we can accompany them getting around the most beautiful places in Latgale (Eastern region of Latvia called also as "Land of Blue Lakes").
    The village Ņukši centre is 4 km far away, local bus stop - 2 km, train station - 4,5 km, Ludza town - 13 km.

  • 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

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Dos

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    Horas esperadas

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


Número de referencia de anfitrión: 588691725119