Help at our family's smallholding in Písek u Jablunkova, Czech republic



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  • Description


    Update Summer 2017:-
    So... we've hit breaking point (2 jobs and a young child) and decided to scale down operations... So The horses are gone, Sheep will be gone before winter. Half of our growing area won't be planted next year...
    BUT if there is someone interested (in gaining experience - before buying your own place or something like that), then I'm happy to take a couple for a whole season, e.g. all the land we aren't using will be yours to farm how you want. I can advise and transfer the knowledge I've built up over these last 10 years. As this situation is a bit different than the usual 2 week stay, we will need to chat via skype or similar before we can say yes...
    I guess it's unlikely anyone will take this offer up, but I'm just putting it out there...
    If no-one takes up the offer, we will continue taking volunteers for short periods as before, but with less animals and less growing area...


    We (Simona and Damian) are part of an extended family, living in 4 houses on the same plot. We grow some of our own food, and keep 2 horses (soon to be 3), 7 sheep and poultry. We don't sell anything, just for our own needs and for friends. We brew our own beer, wine, and press our own juice. Sometimes distill harder stuff.

    I grow the veg, and own the sheep. My Wife had one horse, sold it, but when the foal is born, we will have a horse again, her sister has two. Her father looks after the poultry and grows crops in the fields with me. Her Mother has a small veg plot.

    We are not afraid of making our own tools, and have a home made tractor, and a soil trommel. The Open Source Ecology organisation / website is very interesting for me right now.

    Accommodation is in a 2 bedroom cottage we have built in the garden, Food:- you can either eat with us in the evenings, or cook for yourself (the cottage has a kitchen). Breakfast and lunch you will have to make yourself (we provide food). We are meat eaters, but have no problem cooking vegetarian if you are that way inclined.

    Internet:- We have Wifi in the cottage, and can lend you a laptop or computer for use in the cottage if needed.

    We live in a village with several pubs and shops, there is a small town 3km away, where you can get everything you need. The area isn't too spoilt (yet) although there are 3 small (international) supermarkets in the local town. We are surrounded by national park, so hiking 5 minutes away from the village. Mushroom foraging 3 minutes away.

    There is a strong regional identity to this part of the world, which contributes to the strong tradition in folk music / dancing and self sufficiency

    Our land (aside from our gardens) is @ ~1Ha Horse grazing, ~1Ha Sheep Grazing, ~1Ha Forest, ~0.5Ha crops.

    In our Gardens we have veg plots, a greenhouse, and very soon a passively heated/ cooled poly-tunnel.

    I work 9-5 in a nearby town, so are usually not around during the day (on weekdays), so this time is your own - although if you are happy to work on your own at these times, then I can give you stuff to do. We work in the garden/fields in the evenings/weekends.

    We have bikes which you can borrow. Occasionally a car.

    We are in the Village Pisek u Jablunkova, not the City Pisek

    If someone is already booked in on the dates you want, then it's still possible you can come (If you don't mind sharing the cottage), as the cottage has 2 bedrooms as well as a fold out bed in the living room.

    We have a page on facebook showing photos of what we have been upto through the years, just search for damianandsimona

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Entretien général
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre


  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    Working with Raised Beds - Palnting / Weeding / Harvesting
    Working with Row Crops, sowing, weeding, rotivating, harvesting
    Building Fences
    Looking after sheep
    Chopping Wood
    Lots of ad-hoc projects

  • Langues parlées

    Czech: Courant
    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    Accommodation is in a 2 bedroom cottage, It has a kitchen, bathroom, 2 bedrooms (a double with leads to a room with 2 singles), also the sofa in the living room folds out into a double bed. Heating is by a wood burner (which you need to light and feed wood into :) )

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    In summer, there is a lot of events (live music e.t.c.) around here, in winter, there is just the pub / cinema e.t.c. Lots of hiking in this area. I have a media server which is accessable via wifi, which is full of (mainly english language) video / music / ebooks.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, flexible / no pressure :)

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