Help building our home with straw, cob, earth and clay in the middle of a forest close to Warsaw, Poland

  • Polonia
  • 109 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 21 nov 2023



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas



  • Descripción


    Hi we are in Poland
    Our natural straw bale house is in the middle of a forest with Moose, wild boar, dear, foxes, rabbits, pheasant, mushrooms, many wild berries and friendly neighbours. We are a Polish, Beata and English, John, couple. We are learning to live a healthy natural lifestyle in harmony and self sufficient with our local environment. Our passion is art, cooking, music, films, gardening, yoga and meditating. We live less than 40 minutes from Poland's capital Warsaw. Warsaw is a cosmopolitan, historic, cultural city with many interesting sites, restaurants, theatres. Having regular festivals of music, theatre, film and food. Close to us is the birthplace of Chopin where weekly free Chopin music concerts are held as well as in Warsaw. Our house is a continuous evolving project and we are wanting to develop a permaculture garden and build a natural, self sustainable summerhouse/greenhouse earth ship house. We want to run learning workshops using these projects as practical examples.
    Our main project this year is a summerhouse/greenhouse earth ship.
    We now hope to build between May and October 2023 and would like 4 people at once (4 people per day) over that period of time. The exchange is accommodation and 3 meals a day for helping Monday to Friday 9am to 2 pm generally and weekend free. Occasionally this could be a little longer to complete a task depending on the weather.
    We would like to share and participate in cooking and cleaning tasks.
    Accommodation, we have four places in the house and also plenty of space for camping & camper vans.
    We are looking after our eco waste system and use eco product wherever possible..
    Travel expense will be your responsibility.
    The consumption and possession of drugs is prohibited.
    Appropriate dress ware for building work will be required for the project.
    Desired attitude would be a positive, have a go and can do approach.
    Do you have green building skills (masonry, carpentry, structural carpentry, straw bales, lime/clay plastering, heating, electrical, plumbing and at what level, eg I don't know anything, I know something, I know a lot, I could lead a team a little).
    Please comment on any other skills and those you want to develop.
    Please supply us with what food you like and any intolerance, allergy or illness.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Develop an understanding of Polish language, history and culture We are happy to exchange in Polish and English. You could have the use of bikes and car for local exploring journeys. As mentioned Warsaw is a short distance

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    We are looking for friendly people with good communication skills who are willing to help, learn and assist in all the house building cooking and gardening projects. Specific skills of natural house building in straw, cob, earth ship, clay and lime plastering, carpentry, roofing, plumbing, painting and decorating. Anybody that is willing to learn and help in the house, cooking and general house maintenance.
    Due to the economic situation we have delayed the project for 12 months
    Time frame: update April 2023.
    May, Earth moving, Foundation.
    June, Drainage, waterproofing and base platform, together with starting the wooden frame.
    July, Wooden frame, intermediate ceilings.
    August, Roof structure, straw bale infill and inner partitions.
    September, Strawbale wall infill, waterproofing and window.
    Further requirements depending on the speed; Clay inner and outer lime plastering internal plumbing, electrics and final fitting.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Polaco: Fluido

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Beata my wife speaks Polish, English and a little Russian, I speak English and a little German and am learning Polish

  • Alojamiento


    We can accommodate 4 people, single or couple, and you can use our garden for a your tent, We are having 3 shared a day. We mainly eat vegetarian, vegan with occasional fish and meat, let us know if you have any preferences or allergies.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Warsaw is 40 minutes away by train and we are 3 km from the station. Where we can drop you off or use the bike and car. You can join us for us for mushroom and blackberry picking, sightseeing and local concerts. We are easygoing and friendly family. We respect and accept differences in cultures. experiences and beliefs and expect the same. We are non smoking family home.

  • 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

    I also work on line and would welcome others

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have lots of parking space if required

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    We can talk about it, we are pet friendly.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 659375536918

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