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[LOOKING for LONG TERM HELP (1 month or more) for SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN]
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We are Juš and Kim (24, 26), an engineer and a designer - young couple living the hybrid country-metropolitan life in Bohinjska Bela (Slovenia).
In a valley carved by the river and glacier, on the periphery of the only national park, both river banks are suitable for cultivation and settlements. On the west-side bank, surrounded by densely forested plateau and the easternmost parts of the Julian Alps, we are regenerating a “sleeping” farm back to life.
The idea of alternative cultivation was new to our “set in stone” surroundings - it was quite a challenge, but after a lot of debates and hard work, we are now entrusted with our family's land (approx. 5 hectares).
The biggest challenge is finding the right techniques, mentors and establishing garden that will provide food for our family. We wish to start with the knowledge from modern techniques of regenerative agriculture and upgrade the model to adapt it to new standards of not starting from zero, but starting from too much and moving towards zero - making it easier for future generations to start similar projects on their own.
The terrain here is hard to cultivate and being a farmer is not yet profitable or respected. Our aim is to improve the stigmatization of farming life (3 small scale farms die daily in Slovenia due to this problem). Our goal is being a good model others can adapt, enjoying farming that allows harvesting not just organic crops, but also other amenities of modern life, without overexploitation.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We live next to Bled lake, which is always full of new interesting people on the go. So it is amazing place for cultural exchange, exploring nature, live in the confortable Slovenian wilderness.
Every day on our farm is a new story, so you can easily learn lots of new stuff. Landscaping, gardening, wood making, stone house renovating, alternative living, art projects, etc.
-general help on farm. We are setting up no till farm and renovating old infrastructure step by step, learning from surroundings and creating future proof farm.
- art projects. We want to connect as many like minded people as possible, connect art and cultivating land in something special, so we can set up a showcase for future youngsters looking for inspiration.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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We can offer:
- stand alone house in the woods, 7min driving from our farm or 40min walking. House has its own water spring, 12v power supply, gas cooker and warmer, lights, place to sleep for 2-4 people. Outside, there's a big fireplace.
-garage next to our house, converted to studio for one or two (one bed), with full kitchen and table for 10, which we use during shared meals.
- more yet to come
From our village, there's bus directly to Bled, Ljubljana every hour. So you can be in the capital in an hour. There's a lot to explore around us, we live just by the national park, between two lakes, there's a river 10min walk from the farm....
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have WiFi in our house, and place to use it
There's a lot of space dedicated for working on field, and you can park there as well
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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