Learn hands-on self-sufficiency in permacultural family homestead, eco-village, South Russia

self-sufficiency, permaculture, intentional community

WWOOF-like experience in Russia!

For everybody interested in a satisfying, easy self-sufficient lifestyle:
We, a couple of two freedom lovers are looking for guests who are interested in self-empowerment and hands-on self-sufficiency.

We live on a 3,5 ha big permacultural family homestead that exists for 7 years.

If you want to learn about self-sufficiency come here and live with us for some days or weeks.

Here is some more information:

We are looking for volunteers/WWOOFers who are interested in self-sufficiency. We, a nature-loving couple, live on a 3,5 ha big permacultural family homestead which exists for 7 years.
It is part of the settlement Vedrussiya, where a lot of other families live on their homesteads. We grow our own food, produce cheese, wine, soon establish an eco-touristic business.
We are surrounded by beautiful oak woods. Nature is very diverse. If you want to learn about self-empowerment and hands-on self-sufficiency come here and live with us for some days or weeks.

We want to share our experiences on how fulfilling a life in nature can be. Therefore, we invite people to our family homestead who want to learn the necessary skills and collect experiences in order to apply it in their own self-sufficiency projects or teach it to others. In our opinion, satisfying life on a family homestead, surrounded by like-minded people is the solution for all problems on our planet.

Current state/updates

Currently, we grow a huge part of the food that we need, heat with wood from the forest and use rainwater. This year we want to increase our degree of self-sufficiency by among others, building an earth cellar, an orangery and a permacultural pond.

Furthermore, we are going to build a touristic base and storage in the next months.


With us live on our family homestead a dog, two cats and some ducks.


We prepare veg/vegetarien, on demand also vegan meals.

Type of help
  • Gardeningecovillage in Russia
  • Building
  • General Maintenance
  • Cooking/shopping
  • Farmstay
  • Help with Eco project
  • Help in the house
  • Animal care

Volunteers may help with all kinds of work (gardening, building, cooking, etc.) and can bring in their own ideas as well as experiences. You do not need to have special skills. Most important is that you are motivated and interested to learn new things.

Cultural exchangeย  & free time

Your stay may boost your language knowledge. Our mother tongues are German and Russian, furthermore, we speak English.

You will learn a lot about self-sufficiency, not only what regards growing your own food, but also how to generate your own heat, electricity and be independent of external water supply. Your stay may help you to find your place for living in case you like our settlement.

There is a diverse cultural programme in our settlement including

  • concerts,
  • sports activities,
  • hiking tours,
  • festivals, and much more.

You will have time to visit the settlement Vedrussiya, the nearby cities Ilsky and Severskaya, to do sports (we have a beach volleyball field and a huge trampoline), meditate, etc. Krasnodar is about 40 km away and the Black Sea is also not far away.

Languages spoken

English, Russian, German


We can provide a tent or offer you to sleep in our winter garden/veranda.

A little more information
Internet access

We have a fast internet connection here. Furthermore, we invite you to use your stay in order to get more in touch with nature, people and yourself.

How many Voluntourists can stay?

More than two

Hours expected

Maximum 5 hours a day

Contact Details

Here is our contact e-mail address

Kind regards, Julia Nakamoto
Severskaya, Krasnodar Krai, Russian Federation

Here are videos of the eco-village Vedrussiya:


Especially the 2nd and 3rd video fit for Non-Russian speakers, as they contain mostly pictures. Here is a Russian video which shows our family homestead:

ย https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOD8XO3gENoย 

Author: Voluntouring staff

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2 thoughts on “Learn hands-on self-sufficiency in permacultural family homestead, eco-village, South Russia

  1. I have many experiences with different kinds of work. I speak English as well and I will try to help people speaking English. I like working with my hands and I am a Science teacher! I am interested in this opportunity to live a natural lifestyle so let me know if I could become part of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Samy. You left a message in the comment section. If you want to get in touch with this community use their contact details. Keep in mind that they live in a rural area of Russia and they may take quite some time to reply.

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