Retreat.cz – A Deep Work Retreat in the Czech mountains

General information

Brief description of organisation

We are renting our house with a garden to creative people, who need a place for their deep work and quiet concentration. If you are writing a book, pivoting your startup, painting or developing a new app, let this be your sanctuary. And if you need a rest, you may take a walk or hike, relax in the local spa, dine in the nearby pub or brewery, all within 10 minutes on foot. The house has a high-security main entrance and windows, high-speed 30 Mbps WiFi, height adjustable tables and accommodates up to 8 people with everything necessary to work without distraction for weeks or even months. You’d be renting a place with privacy and Holy Peace included.

Organisation founded in

2016

Brief description of residency program

Retreat.cz is a deep work retreat in the Czech mountains for creative professionals, artists, developers and digital nomads. The minimum stay is 7 days and the house accommodates up to 8 people.

You can check out the prices, availability and book our Retreat through Airbnb. We use Airbnb service to process international payments in compliance with Czech tax laws:

→ https://www.airbnb.cz/rooms/6176686

Retreat.cz was founded by Robert Vlach & Lenka Paprok:

“I got the idea to open a deep work retreat in the heart of the Beskydy Mountains in autumn 2014. I had offered our house for free to creative people on my Facebook page and I was stunned by the huge response. Dozens of them wrote to me about their projects and I realized that such a place would be in high demand in Czechia. While such retreats can be found elsewhere in Europe, this still hasn’t really become part of any modern tradition in our country. And because we were spending so much time abroad as digital nomads and our house was mostly empty, we decided to open a retreat of our own.”
— Robert Vlach

“I am renting our flat in the Ostrava City center through Airbnb to travelers, who come to visit The Colours of Ostrava music festival or the industrial architecture heritage site in Vitkovice. I enjoy hosting guests from all around the world so much that I have jumped on the idea to host developers, entrepreneurs, artists and other creative professionals in our house in the mountains. I take great care in preparing everything you could possibly need before your arrival, so that you can start working right away at full speed. Even if we are abroad, you can always reach me by phone or email and my local assistants are ready to help you if necessary.”
— Lenka Paprok

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
  • Most of our guests are writers, artists, creative professionals and developers.
Type of organisation
  • Other

Retreat.cz is a private property of Robert Vlach and Lenka Paprok turned into a deep work retreat.

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Other

We always rent the whole house to a single individual, a couple, a team or a group — the house accommodates up to 8 people.

Grants available

All guests pay for their stays in Retreat. But once in a while we give away free “staypendiums” to a winning contestant with the most promising project proposal. These grants or contest are always announced on our Facebook and Twitter.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Other

We love to spread the word about the achievements of our wonderful guests. So we would be happy if you send us some pictures or notes what have you created during your stay on Retreat.

Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Rural- Retreat.cz is situated on a peaceful spot under the hills of Beskydy Mountains in the village of Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem by the east border of Czech Republic with Slovakia and Poland.

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • 30 Mbps WiFi / Height-adjustable tables / External 24" LCD, big whiteboard and flipchart / Fireplace / Fully equipped kitchen with fridge and dishwasher / Washing machine / Big garden with sitting area and BBQ space / An outdoor electric grill / Park
Number of studios

1

Type and size of studios

Live-work space

Accomodation
  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Czech, Slovak
Other activities happening at the space
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • If you need a rest, you may take a walk or hike, relax in the local spa, dine in the nearby pub or brewery, all within 10 minutes on foot.

How to reach

By train

Our Retreat is pretty close to the Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem train station (10-15 minutes on foot). The direct train from the Ostrava City main station goes only one hour, through Frydek-Mistek and Frydlant nad Ostravici. The Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem train station follows after the one in Celadna. When you leave the train use the GPS in your phone to reach Retreat.cz: https://goo.gl/maps/Wwc6nGeMyAR2

By plane

Whatever airport you go to, you will need to take a longer ride by train or a rented car to reach our Retreat. The biggest airports nearby are Krakow, Vienna and Prague + the smaller ones in Ostrava and Brno.

By car

Just drive to the Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem village and then use the GPS navigation to reach Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem 823 street address. The exact location of our Retreat on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Wwc6nGeMyAR2

Nearest airport

Krakow, Vienna, Prague + closer small airports in Ostrava and Brno

Contact information

Retreat.cz – A Deep Work Retreat in the Czech mountains
Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem 823
73913 Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem
Czech Republic

robert@vla.ch
http://www.retreat.cz/english/

Phone: +420 775686693

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