Eco Holey Prague (finding Valencia/Palma Spain, Lisbon/Barreiro Portugal 2023)
Wohnung • Czechia
Aufgeführt June 2021
Welcome to Prague! 👏
Our home is out of touristic hub, but near all amenities & public transport. 13’ to centre. Ergonomic workzone. Non-allergic. If you are eco-loving, health-conscious and low-waste followers, there’s no better option 🤗
Our Holey Homey is a small 2-room flat. 1 king bed + 2 extra air-mattresses (foldable bed available upon request)
😌 RELAX ROOM:
🛌 01 multifunctional king bed+wardrobe (we will leave space for you)
📺 TV 42” with Chromecast (for Netflix from your devices), soundbar
🛌 02 comfy single air-mattresses which can be used either in this room or in the other room, we don't have many things that occupy the space, we usually dance salsa without problem!
🧑🍳👩🍳 Kitchen: mostly Miele build-in appliances, dishwasher, combi stove with microwave oven, induction cooktop with safety lock, all utensils & tools
🎹 Piano August Forster
🖥 ergonomic work station with electrical standing table, real leather height-adjustable office chair, monitor
🍽 massive wood dinning table & real leather chairs
🛌 plenty of empty space on the floor in the middle for air-mattresses, or foldable bed on request (we can host single / simple travellers for a couple of nights like this too)
🚻 BATHROOM: 🛁 & 🚽 & washing machine Miele
🌤 shared common balcony on each floor (but please 🚭)
📦🧳 STORAGE (basement): 3m2, plus a shared storage for bikes & strollers.
ℹ️ It is our home - our heart - our “baby”, which we arranged completely ourselves with the help of an eco interior designer. NOT basic Airbnb or cheap IKEA Knoxhult done within 2 days.
ℹ️🌱As eco-lovers 🍀, we furnished our home by following the Zero Waste and Buyrarchy of Needs principles: 70% of materials and parts are sourced secondhand; new things were made of the most eco, durable, high-quality an health-safe way we can. It took us more than half a year! Instead of nasty formaldehyde smell, there is a lovely natural smell from durable repairable FSC-certified solid wood furnitures 🪵 protected by EU-made 🇪🇺 linseed oil, eco claypaint on the wall 🎨 from Germany 🇩🇪 with no VOC, mostly Miele built-to-last appliances. We are planning to switch to renewable electricity when the current contract expires. We have a low-waste minimalist lifestyle; plus we believe strongly in a sharing+circular economy 🙂
5️⃣th floor with lift
❌⛔️🙅🍾🎉 Noisy parties STRICTLY OUTSIDE the building
❓👶👦 We think a couple with 1-2 kids would fit there easily, but we have no kids so we can’t guarantee a kid-safe home. Cooktops have child lock though. The most natural and eco products we can find are use. But no edges have pads or child protection. No extra bed or couch at the moment.
⚠️ Noise @ night: our windows & super thick walls block most noises, but beware some trains pass by at night.
⚠️ Our neighbourhood is safe with schools & zoos around. You can see some homeless people at the nearby train station, but they generally don’t approach us. FYI.
🙏 Please keep kitchen counter and all wooden surfaces dry, especially around the sink, by wiping immediately when anything spilled. Massive wood & plywood require some care you know.
🙏 Our plants need watering from time to time 💦
Hoch Geschwindigkeits Internet
Garten / Hof
Deck / Patio / Hof / Terrasse
Sport und Freizeit
Guter öffentlicher Verkehr
Geeignet für Kinder unter 2 Jahren
Geeignet für Kinder zwischen 2 und 12 Jahren
Frei von Duftstoffen
Termine der Verfügbarkeit
Klicken Sie auf Verfügbarkeitszeiträume, um Austauschtypen und Beschreibungen anzuzeigen.
📍Location: Holesovice district (Prague 7 🇨🇿)
✅ local residents, young friendly neighbourhood, non-touristic
✅ kind neighbours in the building (most of them know us and will surely help you out if needed)
✅ all tourist attractions and locals’ favourites are nearby: Prague castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town square, Zoo, Botanical garden, Planetarium, river banks, sport facilities, parks...
✅ many eco-shops nearby: bezobalu (package-free & local bio food), Naber si, Z pokoje do pokoje...
✅ 1 min🚶♂️to train platform Praha-Holesovice
👉 1st stop (5min): Masaryk Square (city centre)
👉 intercity, abroad
✅ 2 min🚶♂️to RED metro 🚇:
👉2nd stop: Florenc Central Bus Station, Manifesto Market Florenc
👉3rd stop: Main Train Station
👉4th stop: National Muzeum, Wenceslas square (city centre) total 13min
✅ 3min🚶♂️to tram stop Nadrazi Holesovice:
👉1st stop: Holesovice exhibition Hall & theme park & park Stromovka
👉2nd stop: National Gallery
👉3rd stop: Strossmayerovo square - a paradise for foodies with bars, pubs, bistro, wine cellers, several vegan restaurants, full of locals
👉7th stop: Old Town Station (metro A) next to Parizska street which is famous for luxury shopping, leading to the Old Town Square within 3 min walk
👉8th stop: Charles Bridge & walking path on the river bank
👉9th stop: National Theatre
👉10th-12th stop: riverbank with boats, nice restaurants, outdoor bars, Naplávka zone
✅ 4 min 🚶♂️to bus stop Nadrazi Holesovice:
👉 5 stops: zoo, botanical garden, Trója Chateau
✅Cycling & skating paths:
👉 Bike sharing app (our fav is Rekola - pink 🚲, some are always parked near the back entrance)
+ across the bridge (north) & along the river banks (west) you will see pro kayakers practicing or racing during the day. If you wanna grab a beer at the nearby stand please bring along reusable cups we have in the flat to avoid plastic waste :) Keep going west you will reach the zoo, botanical garden, and Trója Chateau.
+ Or follow tram 17 west (not crossing the bridge): výstaviště Holešovice (farmers’s market, designers’ market, exhibition hall...), theme park Matejska, Park Stromovka, Planetárium.
+ go south from výstaviště Holesovice following tram line: National Gallery, National Muzeum of Agriculture, National Technical museum, Letná park...
- Paddleboarding: take tram 17 and go south, there are many rentals. We usually go to stop Výtoň, then take the ferry ⛴ to Císařská louka, good price + great view + friendly owner + ok traffic. Paddle to Žluté lázně in the other side for a refreshing beer at the bar or play beach voleyball.
- Picnic: park Stromovka, park Letna, Trója Chateau...
- Other water sport: Podolí pool near paddleboard area, flyboard... (check slevomat.CZ for cheaper tickets)
Zu mir nach Hause kommen
👉Metro: Nadrazi Holesovice station & walk 3 min.
👉Tram/Bus: Nadrazi Holesovice, then walk 4-5min
👉Train: Praha-Holesovice station, then walk half a minute
Vaclav Havel International Airport
Map of main attractions here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/Prague_printable_tourist_attractions_map.jpg
Best way: PUBLIC TRANSPORT (super cheap and convenient), valid for metro 🚇, tram 🚊, bus 🚌, ferry ⛴, and even the cableway🚠 in Petřín!
Another option: SHARED BIKE/SCOOTER 🚴♀️ - bike sharing apps (Rekola, Next bike, Lime, beRider...), so easy to go around the city.
3rd option: BORROWING OUR BIKES 🚴 🚴♀️, we provide also related accessories (helmets, locks, lights...).
Other sharing options: bla bla car 🚙, electric car sharing apps (Anytime), taxi...
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We are grateful that Tu and George could stay in our home and take care of our pet and plants, while we were on a trip to Italy. We had a change to meet both before and after the swap which was wonderful.
They took excellent care of our flat and prepared it for our next guests, who reported that everything was tip top! Our communication was smooth and easy both before and during the exchange.
We will be happy to host them again any time and can highly recommend an exchange with this lovely couple.
Thank you Tu and George and maybe we’ll se you again one day in Copenhagen 😊
Home: 10/10 ⭐️ cosy, lovely, clean, close to the beach 🏖 not far to city centre by bike, very good bikes are available for guests’ use.
Communication: 10/10 ⭐️ experienced host, very friendly and supportive.
George and I stayed at Anja’s home for nearly 2 weeks, can’t explain how grateful we are. Her family welcomed us with local beers and snack plus a HUGEEE folder/guidebook full of guides, maps and tips. They were so thoughtful to prepare even keys and tools for the bikes 🚲 Our holiday could not be so great without her suggestions throughout our stay. There is a guinea pig and many plants to take care of but detailed instructions are in the guidebook so it was easy for us to manage 😉
Luckily after the exchange we had a chance to meet up for a cosy dinner with Anja, Torben and their son Theo, it was amazing.
We are thankful for the exchange and really recommend others who visit Copenhagen to give Anja a message - you won’t be disappointed.
Hi all, we are an eco-conscious couple, low-waste followers and minimalists from Prague, Czechia. We seek joy from helping others, being productive, and good food.
George is a typical IT guy 💻 who only needs good internet to work. How lucky, he has experienced both country life and city life. Besides Czechia 🇨🇿, G has lived in Edinburgh 🏴 for 2 years and Mallorca 🇪🇸 for several months. He is super passionate about biking and water sports. With open-water diving licences he has 🤿 SCUBA dived nearly 40 times! Most importantly, G has a kind heart 💜, his elbow veins are full of scars from continuous blood donation🩸 which he has done more than a decade regardless of where he lives. Whenever there’s a problem in our building he is always the first one jumping in to solve. George dreams of relocating to a bike-friendly 🚴♂️ coastal city 🏝 in Europe 🇪🇺
I’m Tu, a real estate valuer in an international firm. With enough planning, I can travel while working remotely too. Having lived in Hanoi 🇻🇳 until 18 years old, then Prague 🇨🇿 ~10 years, Colorado 🇺🇸 ~3 months, Strasbourg 🇫🇷 ~5 months, I consider myself as a truly global citizen with a global mindset. After my quarter-life crisis several years ago, I have finally found the core values that I live by: Compassion❤️, Integrity🤩, and Making a difference👍. At the moment, striving for an eco-friendlier world 🌎 is my focus, at home, at work, and everywhere I go. 😇
There is no doubt that we will treat your home like ours, if not better. As home exchange newbies we are looking forward to learning from you and PLU community!
Tu & George
Maßgeschneidertes multifunktionales Bett 85 cm hoch mit Stauraum & Kleiderbügel, entworfen von Tu & her eco interior designer
Teynkirche - Altstädter Ring
Karte der wichtigsten Sehenswürdigkeiten und Wandertouren. Mein Zuhause ist der ROTE Kreis, nicht in der lauten, geschäftigen Touristengegend, aber ganz in der Nähe (~ 10-15 Minuten mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln).
Stromovka - der schönste Park in Prag (1 Straßenbahnstation von meinem Zuhause entfernt)
Viel Stauraum vorhanden, wir lassen Platz für Sie!
Ergonomischer Arbeitsplatz, ideal für digitale Nomaden und den längerfristigen Austausch
Badezimmer mit 🛁 und 🚽 und Waschmaschine Miele
Neu renoviertes Gebäude, innen und außen (Google Map hat möglicherweise noch die alte Straßenansicht)
Nationalmuseum, Wenzelsplatz (Stadtzentrum), 13 Minuten von meinem Zuhause entfernt