Old Village School Renovation in The Tatry Mountains, Slovakia

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  • Favorito 431 vezes
  • Última atividade: 1 dez. 2023



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 semana



  • Descrição


    Located in the old part of a small farming and forestry village in Liptov central to the High, Low and West Tatry Mountains. There is lots of hiking and cycling, swimming and cultural centres. The house is located next to a 750 year old catholic church.

    I bought this then derelict school several years ago and it is already a comfortable and well located place to live and explore the seemingly endless beauty of Liptov and the Tatry.

    I am looking for people to offer general help with renovation and build projects, with some landscaping and garden maintenance. There is lots of woodworking (unskilled), plastering or building work and roofing. There is also general maintenance, gardening, cleaning and outside work required.

    There is a varied range of work available, get in touch if you wish to spend some time here enjoying the Tatry Mountains.

    Updated task list includes: -
    Plumbing and heating
    Carpentry and wood working
    Plastering, roofing and general building
    Windows renovation and roof window fitting
    There is always garden care (more landscaping) in summer, sometimes wood stacking and general home maintenance including cleaning but these normally work as fillers to help vary the work.

    Working up to 5 hours per day, 5 days per week ideally for a minimum of two weeks. The work schedule is flexible on agreement to ensure you can make as much of your free time to enjoy the area as possible. We have three bicycles (1 electric) as well as longboards and even an inflatable kayak at the moment. We also have some Ski & snowboard equipment for Winter.

    The living area is comfortable (you will usually be sharing with others in a room for up to six people (you'll normally be sharing with one or two others, although it can be more for short periods). There is a wood burning range stove in the kitchen for cooking and heating. There are also wood burning stoves in some of the other rooms in addition to the central heating system. Wood for heating is locally sourced and sustainably managed.

    There is so much to do in this area in Spring and Summer, including adventure activities and exploring nature and the mountains you will find this a rewarding visit.
    Cycling in spring and summer (free bike use), hiking and peak bagging, skiing and snowboarding in winter. Go alone or we can show you around. Plus there are many more outdoor activities.
    The cycling options on the doorstep are seemingly endless. We are currently enjoying the routes and forever finding more routes in the area. The hiking opportunities are many and varied with several valleys that rise into the mountains and the Polish border.
    We occasionally have BBQs during sunsets in the garden. Also once we get around to installing the fittings there are a couple of hammocks.

    This is the main tourist area of Slovakia. Nearby there are lakes and of course mountains and lots of nature in between. There are rivers a short walk away and forests to explore.

    3 meals per day are provided within the home, the exact nature of which will be tailored to suit the people present at the time. It will typically consist of self service breakfast with cereals, bread, jams, tea and coffee. Lunches are anything from sandwiches or soups to stir fries and pasta dishes. Dinners are varied, many stir fries with rice and pasta dishes. Vegetarians diets are catered for. Cooking duties are shared.

    Please get in touch if you feel this could be suitable for you. If you have read the above please mention the village of Dovalovo in your request and what work / tasks you believe you can contribute to the project.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Practice your English with a native English speaker or get out and immerse yourself in the local language and customs.
    A chance to develop your skills in many areas of building renovation including both large and small tasks with guidance.

    Enjoy the many adventure possibilities in the region and incredibly beautiful mountains of Slovakia.
    Pick up travelling trips and ideas or exchange stories with a widely experienced adventurer of many years.

    Located in Central Europe there is also easy access to neighbouring areas including Poland, Hungary and the Ukraine either as side trips or on your onward travels.

  • Ajuda


    Looking for people with general building, roofing, plastering, joinery and plastering skills to help on the building renovations.
    Other needs include gardening and landscaping ... and more, just ask if your skills could be suitable :)

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Intermediário
    Slovak: Iniciante

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    English, Spanish and Slovak depending on visitors at the time

  • Acomodação


    The living accommodation is comfortable as much as you would expect in a mountain home, although it is very much in a state of flux with works taking place. It is situated in a superb position with spectacular views. You are likely to be sharing a room with several others.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Spring and Summer offer many activities on the doorstep and within half an hour for many other opportunities. Includes cycling (we have some bikes), hiking, climbing, swimming, winter sports..

    During the winter there is the Jasna Ski Resort and water parks as well as other indoor activities and for the more hardy winter hiking. I visit the ski resorts usually twice each week and when doing so have transport that you can share and a limited amount of ski and snowboard equipment to use. Lift passes are super cheap late March until the season finishes.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    The Wi-Fi is unlimited and stable

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    There is space on the driveway for campers or motorhomes, up to 3 or 4 vehicles although the drive is fairly steep to access the flattish area

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    Pets kept under control are welcome. A lead (leash) is required for public areas away from the home. There is plenty garden area for them to freely roam although not fenced in.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    Expect up to 25 hours per week with morning starts and 2 days off

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 316225612822

Comentário (28)


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Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (4.9)

Comunicação: (5.0)

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