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Help building a cordwood hostel

World, Asia, Russian Federation, Sebezh


Travel dates

-6°C, 20:24

About the workproject

We need 1 volunteer

We're Vladimir (37), Julia (30) and Yasen (2+). We have a small plant nursery where we grow trees to enrich and diversify our local ecosystem. Volunteers help us a lot, and we had a hostel where they stayed for free. Unfortunately, it burned down in June 2017.

We're now building a new hostel, using cordwood and earthbag technologies. We'd be glad to accept any help with this. In response, we share all our experience with growing trees and construction that we have.

About the host


Host since

English, Russian

Last seen online
8 Months ago

I'm a software engineer. 5 years ago me and my wife moved to a dead village in Pskov region, where we help building an ecovillage by re-inhabiting the area. We've chosen growing trees and enriching the ecosystem as our primary deal. We now run a small tree nursery which, we hope, will soon bring us enough money for living.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • maintenance tasks

Expected workhours

  • 4 hours a day
  • 6 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • tent

Electricity, wifi, shower, washing machine, kitchen. We have a boat, a lake near us, a national park in 4 km, two bikes, some games.

  • shared meals

We prepare lunch and dinner, volunteers prepare breakfast from offered ingredients. All meals are vegetarian.

  • no money is involved