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All Year: June to Oct
Area (ha): 1.5
Persons: 1-4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 58585
Country: Poland

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Last Updated: May 31, 2018

This year my place will be open to helpers for short 3-5 days periods at the time as I have to be in the city every other week.
The wood & hempcrete house construction in undergoing which might be of interest for those of you keen on the natural building techniques however my construction team speaks only Polish.

Enjoy nature on a Crystalline Clearing in Poland and help to create a permaculture garden & eco-habitat

I invite you to spend an adventurous nature-loving full of positive energy time with me in a countryside rural/forestry area, 38km from Kielce, 100 m from Cracow, 200km from Warsaw in Swietokrzyskie voivodship where I own 1.7ha land surrounded by a forest yet not far from a village Gorzakiew (300-400m).
I call it Krysztalowa Polana (Crystaline Clearing) because of its pure energy and a crystal clean water stream bordering it.

Anna: Polish but traveled the world, lived shortly in the US and for many years in Switzerland. Now back to my roots I create my permaculture based eco-habitat place on earth nearby where my ancestors come from in Poland.
Right now I spend half a year on a site in a caravan (May-October) and this is when I welcome volunteers.

I speak current English, French and Polish (of course). Communicate in Russian and get by with Italian as well.

This year we focus on two projects:
- The permaculture garden: with an emphasis on finishing elevated beds, planting and taking care of organic fruits and vegetables; setting a watering system, building a solar-heated shower, a solar fruit dryer and maybe a stove. etc.
- The hemp-crate + wood dome house construction, which will depend on a delivery of a construction permit - you can see some plans via my FB page link above.

The conditions are good for a scout-spirited people wanting to recharge their inner batteries and experience living by the rules of nature, by the daylight and the firelight, drinking fresh source water and bathing in a stream, eating vegetarian, gardening and harvesting gifts of nature from a lawn and a forest....
well... there is, however gas for cooking and I buy some ingredients from local farmers in a village or bring it from the city where I go on average once per week. There is a phone network reach, and a phone can be charged with a small solar charger I have, but no internet unless you have it on your phone).

I need your:
- physical help in the garden or at the eco-construction site (depending on a season)
- manual help in general maintenance if you are a skilled handyman/woman
- cooking and food harvesting and processing (vegetarian or preferably vegan)
- technical help in designing and setting a watering system (maybe building a small dam), solar power supply, stove, or other autonomous technical solutions like i.e. solar fruit dryer

Looking forward to hearing from you :-)

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