Mezi Jeleny

Jelení is a former German village, now deserted place in middle of the beautiful nature in Ore Mountains, 860 m. We are an Indian-Czech family and we want to bring the whole place back to life. MeziJeleny will be open for travelers and nature lovers.

  • our Czech-Indian family in march 2015

  • the village Jelení - Hirschenstand 1927

  • our house 1924

  • summer 2013

  • our family january 2014

  • in front of our house

  • amazing lake 2 km from our place

  • view of the lake

  • winter 2014-15

  • surroundings in winter

  • view of the house

  • winter 2014 begins

  • from our window

  • reconstruktion, Leonie from Germany

  • and Marcus from Australia

  • our daughter Žofinka

  • 100 years old painting

  • one of the rooms

  • view from the window

  • our first day in Jelení

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236 contributors pledged

Community, Food

Jeleni, Česká republika

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We are a Czech-Indian family, nature and travel lovers. People say we are brave and courageous, the truth is we are just following our dreams.

we moved to a former German village in Czech republic in Ore Mountains, 2km from German border. After the 2nd WW the village was displaced and homes destroyed. From 150 houses remained 5 of them. Our house was originally built in 1896 as a German hotel. It was not destroyed, they were accommodating soldiers in it. Then it was used as a popular holiday resort for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Czechoslovakia. After 1997 it was uninhabited. The house looks new at first glance from outside, but inside, as you can imagine, after so many years of inactivity it is in a poor condition and needs reconstruction. We want to bring the whole place back to life and we need lots of money, manpower and creative ideas. To do everything at once is almost impossible. First, we have started to live here from October 2014. We are slowly reconstructing the house with young volunteers from all around the world. It's a wonderful opportunity for us to experience the whole world in one place, Both sides benefits from this – getting know each other's culture, making friends and learn new things.

The next step, we plan for Ánandánam project. Dana is present, India has 

a strong tradition of giving gifts, of which the most precious gift is the gift of food. We do not offer food as charity, but to highlight the opportunity to do things differently than usual. We plan to offer to the tourists Indian food. They can pay as they wish.

Next, we prepare accommodation for undemanding, who likes to go hiking, cross-country skiing or bicycling. We also want to organize courses in Indian cooking, yoga, meditation or to offer place to people of various interest.

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May 31, 2015 Thanks to all!!!

We got it !!! Thank you all for your support !!! For contributions, for sharing, for positive thoughts. We hope to see you all here Mezi Jeleny;-) Now, the next job starts – to fulfill our promises! We will inform you about the delivery of your reward. We are working on the reconstruction .... If…

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Apr 14, 2015 Reference by our volunteer from Holand

Anbu and Alice have bought an incredible (big!) house in the midst of untouched Czech nature. The house has a strong character, with lot's of history - which you will undoubtedly discover at dinner talks. On the first day Anbu gave me a tour, passionately sharing his ideas and plans of every corne…

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  • 66

    Good feeling + Thanks on our website

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    EUR 7.74
    (CZK 200)
  • 30

    Genuine vintage postcard "Greetings from the recreational center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 80's sent to your address + Thanks on our website

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    EUR 13.54
    (CZK 350)
  • 15

    To participate in a working weekend, including homemade Indian cuisine + Thanks on our website

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    EUR 23.22
    (CZK 600)
  • 13

    T-shirt – for ladies or men, different sizes, two designs: - with design of a deer and written: “Jsem z toho jelen” - Or with a picture of the house and written: www.mezijeleny.cz

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    EUR 27.08
    (CZK 700)
  • 9

    Package of Indian spices with recipes + Thanks on our website

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    EUR 30.95
    (CZK 800)
  • 12

    For 1 person accommodation for two nights, including half board homemade Indian cuisine + Thanks on our website

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    EUR 30.95
    (CZK 800)
  • 12

    Homemade ghee (clarified butter according to Indian recipe, ca 350 ml) + package of Indian spices with recipes + genuine vintage postcard "Greetings from the recreational center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 80's sent to your address + Thanks on our website

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    EUR 46.43
    (CZK 1,200)
  • 53

    For 2 persons accommodation for two nights, including half board homemade Indian cuisine + Thanks on our website

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    EUR 58.04
    (CZK 1,500)
  • 2

    For 1 person weekend teaching Indian home cooking, including food (choice of many terms) + Thanks on our website

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    EUR 69.65
    (CZK 1,800)
  • 2

    Box of 30pcs young coconut water from India (www.cocovoda.cz) + package of Indian spices with recipe - only picking up in Prague 10 or Jelení + Thanks on our website

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 85.12
    (CZK 2,200)
  • 3

    for 1 person weekend teaching rehabilitation oriental dance and yoga (4x60min, including half board, a choice of many terms) + Thanks on our website

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    EUR 96.73
    (CZK 2,500)
  • 1

    The original Indian shawl + homemade ghee (clarified butter according to Indian recipe, ca 350 ml) + package of Indian spices with recipes + genuine vintage postcard "Greetings from the recreational center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 80's sent to your address + Thanks on our website

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    EUR 96.73
    (CZK 2,500)
  • 6

    For 2 persons weekend teaching Indian home cooking, including food (choice of many terms) + Thanks on our website

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    EUR 139.29
    (CZK 3,600)
  • 2

    For 2 persons weekend teaching rehabilitation oriental dance and yoga (4x60min, including half board, a choice of many terms) + Thanks on our website

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    EUR 193.46
    (CZK 5,000)
  • 6

    Weekend in our beautiful Jelení Valley for groups (your friends or families with children): Maximum up to 10 persons including children older than 10 years, younger are not counted. With half board according to your taste, or we can cook together and learn from each other. Possible from august 2015, but in really basic conditions, after January 2016 in normal conditions.

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    EUR 232.15
    (CZK 6,000)
  • 0

    For 2 persons extended weekend (3 nights) with any combination of these sub-programs, the possibility of an Indian ritual + Thanks on our website

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    EUR 255.37
    (CZK 6,600)
  • 4

    For 2 persons or family (2 adults, 2 children) week of vacation (6 nights), including any program listed above and half board homemade Indian cuisine, possibility of an Indian ritual + Thanks on our website

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    EUR 503.00
    (CZK 13,000)
  • 1

    Spend your Holidays in mountains, for example your friends or families with children: your possible activities: bicycling, cross-country skiing, hiking, spending time with children, collecting mushrooms or blueberries, swimming in the lake etc. 8 persons including children older than 10 years, younger are not counted for 1 week, 4 persons including children older than 10 years, younger are not counted for 2 weeks, Possible from august 2015, but in really basic conditions, afterjanuary 2016 in normal conditions.

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    EUR 773.84
    (CZK 20,000)
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    For 2 persons or family (2 adults, 2 children) vacation for Maximum 100 days in 2 years , including any program listed above and half board homemade Indian cuisine, possibility of an Indian ritual+ Special thanks

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    EUR 3,869.22
    (CZK 100,000)