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We accept last minute volunteers, lomg terms, short terms, minimum stay is 10days though. We are also looking for long-term volunteers!
Since we had our baby in june 2022, we need volunteers more than ever to help us take care of our nonhuman babies. 🐑🐇🐐🐕🐔
Looking for an adventure? In summer 2024 we would like to move, well, we are not sure where to yet. But we are considering moving abroad and selling our properties in Slovakia (that you will read about in the description, I am not going to change it yet, in case we change our minds and decide to stay). Anyways, we are going to need many helpers to help us travel and move to a new place with all our animals. I imagine it as a few days long journey, kind of nomadic, with many stops for the animals...we are thinking about moving to France or Italy. This decision is sad for us and we are thinking of abandoning our home and dreams because of the political situation in our beautiful home country that has been kidnapped by our current government. We are afraid and worried about the future in Slovakia.
We still need help over the winter in the sanctuary im Sucháň!
We are a vegan couple from Slovakia that met in the main town (Bratislava) and shortly after decided to leave it together and find a home in the beautiful nature of middle Slovakia. We found amazing old secluded settlement in the woods and knew it's the perfect home for us. It will take us few years to finish the reconstructions and to move there. We also plan to build a retreat centre there. For the time we'll be reconstructing we bought a nice countryside house in the village Sucháň, were we currently live and somehow started a vegan rescue farm. :) Ooops. Currently we have 4 male goats, 2 female goats, 3 rams, two sheep, 5 rabbits, 3 roosters and two dogs.
Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizajeProyectos artísticosPráctica de idiomasAyuda en proyectos ecológicosJardineríaConstrucción y bricolajeCuidado de animalesAyuda en una granjaCocinar para toda la familiaAyuda domésticaMantenimiento general
Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión
Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje
We promise a lot of love from our animals, for us they are the best therapists. :) We'll teach you how to make a lot of delicious vegan dishes, and help you reconnect with the nature and yourself. We own a lot of art supplies which we'll also gladly share with you. We often recycle things and give them a new life, you'll learn to create lot of things yourself at home, which saves nature and money. :) And something tells me after u'll be leaving us, u can start a fence building business, as we need to make new fences all the time because of our animals... <3
Proyectos con niños
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
Currently we need help with following projects:
• ANIMAL CARE - daily animal routine takes around 8hours a day for 1 person, so it's great when we have more people helping with it :)
Animal care includes
▪︎cleaning the stables daily
▪︎cleaning the dry goats and sheep's enclosure few times a day
▪︎cleaning the rabbits cages twice a day
▪︎once a week cleaning the roosters house
▪︎feeding all the animals twice a day
▪︎providing a clean water and hay for the animals throughout the day
▪︎playing with the animals
▪︎ helping with animals that need a special treatment, hooves trimming, wool shearing - don't worry, unless you are a pro zootechnitian, you'd be helping to hold the animals or distract them only :)
▪︎giving them a lot of love and while doing so, you can also brush their furry coats :)
▪︎and probably much more that I forgot.. oh, yes, watching the animals which aren't supposed to meet or stay alone together. Like our rooster Coco who likes to attack rabbits and Charlie (dog) for fun, but sometimes it may lead to fight. Coco is good with the people and often hangouts with us also indoors, it's just he needs to show the other animals he is the boss here. :)
• we are building a greenhouse from recycled windows, the roof is finished but there is lot more work on it - on going project for a year! now, still not done as we had other priorities
• protecting plants and 🌳trees from the animals 🙈
• building a water well
• renovation works on the secluded settlement
Me and David are working from home, but we still need a lot of time for our money earning jobs, so we can provide for everyone and everything. That's why we really value highly independent people and fast learners!
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1. We offer you our guest room which has it's own toilet and separate entrance. The guestroom doesn't have a shower, but you can use the shower in our bathroom anytime.
2. Tiny summer guest house - preferably only usable during the warmer months as it isn't insulated enough for staying warm enough during the coldest winter nights, although there is a wood owen. There's also a shower and a sink with a hot water as well. Toilet isn't built yet, we are thinking about adding a composting toilet inside or dry toilet outside next to the guest house.
■To be willing to stay on a VEGAN DIET IS A MUST. Please, out of respect for our rescued animals and our work, don't bring any animal products here. (Yep, it happened before.)
■You can borrow bicycles anytime
■ We recommend visiting historical town of Banská Štiavnica which is only 45 minutes driving from our place, we will help you plan a trip there if you'd like. It's considered to be the most beautiful town in Slovakia.
■You can borrow the car when we don't need it.
Un poco más de información
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Puede acoger a nómadas digitales
If you can work from home, good for you! We are working from home or our favourite garden office too! You'll have your own wifi at your room.
Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas
You can be parking in front of our house, there's also a huge parking lot which belongs to the town hall and it's possible to use it if you are large. One family that came on a truck with additional trailer which made together 15m long house on wheels parked there for 3 weeks once. If you have smaller van you can decide where to stay, you can also park at the top of our garden and enjoy privacy and very dark nights.
Podría aceptar mascotas
If you have a dog it has to be trainable not to chase and hunt our animals. We managed to train our dogs ourselves and we can provide a dog training guidance and advice. Cats are more problematic as we don't have any and our dogs only know the wild ones or neighbour's cats that come to provoke them.
¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?
Más de dos
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
The work was tiring but reasonable. Involved waking up at
Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.
Precisión del perfil:
The work was tiring but reasonable. Involved waking up at
We had a choice of 2 rooms both great, we loved lighting the woodburner every night. They also let us use their bikes :) Learning
Thank you so
Its a bit difficult to put this experience in words, because it was a very transforming experience for me (Tomas). I was supposed to stay 3 weeks and at the end I stayed one month.
Rita, David and Aurora, how can i thank you. Thank you
During our stay, we had some unforgettable moments, interesting conversations, and delicious meals. Ria makes delicious pizza and much more, and Dawid cooks delicious soups. Little Rori is just adorable. The days with the animals were wonderful. Other volunteers were very
PS - don't get eaten by
I really enjoyed my time with them!
Communication is important for me to feel sure, safe and welcome. Both Ria and David were always there and open to any
Ria and David are extraordinary people, friendly and warm and always make you feel welcome as if you were at home. All their animals are amazing creatures who love to cuddle and spend time with you, the best therapy ever. It was my first experience with
Eva was very helpful, independent, she could understand what is needed to be done even without us having to tell her
We were greeted with open arms ... They have a lot of love and kindness to share all the time !!! We really feel good there !!!
They both cook incredibly well and they even revisited Slovak specialties for us in a Vegan
They are a lovely couple who go above & beyond to make you feel comfortable & relaxed and they always have time for you!
They were fun, kind & taught us lots of interesting things about the Slovakian culture, cooked us amazing vegan dishes & desserts and most importantly, gave