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Help us at our family guest house in Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia

  • Mongólia
  • Favorito 363 vezes
  • Última atividade: 21 nov. 2023



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas



  • Descrição


    We are a Polish-Mongolian couple based in Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia placed in the heart of the country, around 360 km from Ulan Bator. My name is Agata and I come from Poland. I came to Mongolia as a researcher and found my home here. Tamir Samandbadraa - my husband, who is a well-known Mongolian artist and calligrapher and I live in an old house that we are turning into a guest house. The house has four rooms, a restaurant room, a little library, and a calligraphy studio. There are also a couple of yurts in the backyard. There is a lot of place outside that can be turned into a garden or recreational spaces.

    Our place is located just next to the local bus station and marketplace. It is a 15-minute walk from the biggest attraction of Karakorum - the Erdene Zuu monastery, archeological museum, Mongolian calligraphy and art center L'Ecrin - Erdenesiin Khuree founded by Tamir, and only 3 km from the beautiful Orkhon river valley. There are a lot of things to discover around us. We have 2 bicycles which you can use or we can give you a drive around in our car to the places you want to visit. Our friends organize horse trips in the area so we can help you arrange a horse trip or give you other travel advice that you wish.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos artísticos
    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    You can
    - learn about Mongolian culture and life in the Mongolian countryside
    - visit the historical capital and one of the most important Buddhist centres of the country
    - learn calligraphy or painting techniques (Mongolian calligraphy from Tamir and Tibetan calligraphy from Agata, oil painting etc.)
    - try Mongolian cuisine, the traditional food and horse milk drink, all natural and fresh from Mongolian countryside
    - we can help you arrange a horse trip or give you other advice on travelling in Mongolia
    - and many others

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda


    There is a lot of work of all kinds that you can help us with. We need help with any of the following:
    - small renovation works in the house
    - plumbery etc.
    - arranging space in the backyard
    - gardening
    - decoration of the building from the inside and outside
    - social media promotion, website
    - taking good photos of our place
    - cooking
    - preparing beds and cleaning rooms for the guests of our guest house
    - all kinds of house work like cleaning the rooms, washing things in the washing mashine, washing the dishes etc.
    - feeding our dog
    - playing with our son
    - any other type of work you can do!

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Francês: Fluente
    Mongolian: Fluente
    Polonês: Fluente
    Russo: Fluente

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    Este anfitrião indicou que tem interesse em compartilhar seu idioma ou em aprender um novo.
    Entre em contato com ele para obter mais informações.

  • Acomodação


    You can stay in one of the rooms or in the yourt depending on availability and your preference. We can accomodate a family or a single person. We can provide food (breakfast and lunch or dinner) but sometimes we will involve you in meal preparation! It is possible to arrange vegetarian or vegan food options (ingredients). For meet eaters there is no better place than Mongolia as Mongolian diet consists mostly of meat and milk products.

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    If you want to stay at our home with us please read all the information carefully. When you write to us wanting to apply for a Workaway experience please :
    1. let us know that you accept the rules of the house (mentioned below in the following text)
    2. leave your WhatsApp number so that we can have a quick video call before you arrive (don't worry - this is not a job interview, just verifying that you are a real person from the internet profile :))
    Also, be prepared to show us your passport when you arrive. When you stay with us it is important to understand that we become one team and we are responsible for each other. You should also know that there is a child at home so you have to be ok with children around.

    1. How to get to Kharkhorin from UB?
    The best way is to take a bus from the Dragon bus station in UB. It leaves every day at 11 am but be prepared to get there earlier to get the ticket. It costs around 25 000 tugriks per person (6 euro). It takes about 6 hours to get to Kharkhorin. (We will send you precise instructions before you come.)

    2. What is the weather like in Kharkhorin?
    Mongolia has a continental climate: very cold and long winters, with temperatures that often reach-30°C, and short, but warm summers. The summer lasts from June to August and it is the warmest time. In spring and autumn, you can have "four seasons on one day", the weather is unpredictable and changeable. The first snow can happen in September in Kharkhorin and it can still snow in April. Please research carefully the months in which you will be traveling.

    The sun shines on average 257 days a year and Mongolia is called the "Country of the Blue Sky". The difference between temperatures in the day and in the night can be high, so be prepared with a few layers of clothes.
    Kharkkhorin is known for its strong wind which brings up a lot of dust in the air from time to time.
    Kharkhorin is located at an altitude of 1540 meters above sea level.

    3. What should I bring to Mongolia?
    First of all, take some warm clothes. A sleeping bag can be useful too. Most days are sunny so a hat to protect your head and UV cream will be a good idea. A pocket knife, a torch, and some camping accessories might be useful depending on your plans for travel. When you visit Mongolian families it is good to bring some gifts with you so something small from your home country might be nice to gift to people. The climate is very dry so you might need some hand cream etc. depending on your skin condition. If you plan to go to the countryside or do horse riding some high shoes are recommended.

    4. Is it possible to use a MasterCard for everyday transactions?
    In Kharkhorin (and in the Mongolian countryside in general) most places refuse foreign bank card payments. However, you can use your card to withdraw money from some of the ATMs (for example from Khan Bank's ATM) and then use cash for transactions. It is recommended to come to Mongolia with some cash in EUR or USD and exchange it in Ulan Bator. In Kharkhorin it is also possible to exchange currency but only in one bank and sometimes they refuse the "ugly" banknotes.

    5. How much cash should I bring?
    This will really depend on your plans for travel so I can't answer this question shortly. Do some research on your plans and destinations :)

    6. Can I hitchhike in Mongolia?
    Yes, you can hitchhike in Mongolia but it is not for free. It is more like a "blablacar" and you should pay for the travel, the payment will depend on the length of travel.

    7. Is it safe in Mongolia?
    It is safe in general if you follow some of the rules. Beware of the dogs, don't pet them, they can be very dangerous because their job is to protect the home from strangers.
    Keep your valuable things and money in a safe place, don't leave them visible because they will get stolen. Don't show your wallet full of money in public places. Keep your things organized. What is on the table belongs to everyone.
    Be careful with drunk guys. If you don't know what the Mongolians are capable of, reread the Mongolian Empire and Chinggis Khaan history :D they are the fighters :P
    Also, if you plan to horse ride it will be safer to book with a professional tour company. Most of the horses in the countryside are half-wild, not really tamed, and can hurt you. Make sure you have insurance!

    8. What other things should a foreigner know when coming to Kharkhorin?
    The time in the Mongolian countryside goes from day to day. It is good to be flexible and adapt to the situation rather than plan everything precisely in advance.
    Research what you want to see and experience in Mongolia and enjoy your time!

    Rules of the house:
    1. Be kind and respect each other (of course!). Communication is the key!
    2. Clean after yourself NOW (not after... Or tomorrow...). We need a clean person. If you see something is not clean please help us and clean it.
    3. Keep common spaces tidy.
    4. Give equally as you take.
    5. No smoking inside (you can smoke outside but don't trash)
    6. If the door was closed, when you enter/leave, close it back.
    7. Every day we talk about our plans for the next day so that we can organize our work and sum up the day.
    8. Don't let the dog enter the house (Mongolian rules)
    9. Don't put dangerous or breakable things on the level of the toddler (there is a child in the house)
    10. Don't leave things outside unattended (the wind or dog or someone will take them)
    11. If you want to help and don't know how, check if: there are dishes to wash, trash to collect, floor to clean, kitchen to clean, food to prepare, give water to the dog, etc
    12. If you don't know something, ask!

    Make sure that you accept and follow the rules. If you have more questions feel free to ask but remember that Google has a lot of good answers too! Do some research on your own 😀 Thanks!

  • 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

    We have WiFi, 2G (best possible in the countryside)

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Este anfitrião pode fornecer espaço para vans.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    Este anfitrião está aberto a aceitar viajantes com animais de estimação.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?


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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 785536643527

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