New wave farming near Lake Bled, Bohinjska Bela, Slovenia

  • Slovenia
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  • Last activity: 28 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    [LOOKING for LONG TERM HELP (1 month or more) for SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN]

    You can also write for short time help.

    We are Juš and Kim (26, 28), an engineer and designer by education, farmers by profession. Currently living the 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).
    We started with the knowledge from modern techniques of regenerative agriculture and upgraded 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. With our projects and lifestyle we are improving the stigmatisation of farming life and hopefully encouraging people around us to understand the new paradigm. 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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 comfortable 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.

  • Help


    -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.
    We do a lot of forest related work, renovating house and farm facilities and maintaining/creating garden.
    - 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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We can offer:

    - stand alone house in the woods, 10-15min driving from our farm or 40min walking. House has its own water spring, 12v solar power supply, gas cooker and room warmer, lights, place to sleep for 2-4 people. Outside, there's a big fireplace.

    -barn next to our house, converted to studio for 1-4 persons.

    - shared common spaces for cooking, eating and hanging out in the house

    - shared bathroom in the house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We provide main meal of the day. Things that we cultivate in the season are avaliable anytime (eggs, vegetables, fruits...). For anything extra there is small store in the village and more options in Bled.

    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, rocks for climbing above us...

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have WiFi in our house, and place to use it

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There's a lot of space dedicated for working on field, and you can park there as well

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 198223647757

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