Help on old property near Maribor, Slovenia



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  • Description


    Dear volounters,
    I am looking for 2-3 of you, as a tandem or team, to help me, and for longer time, if it is possible.

    I would be happy if somebody (M/F) could found his pleasure in doing household tasks (cleaning bigger appartment, cooking for me and volounters, gardening for household needs - etc.

    Also, I wish a lot 2 "handy-man" - I prefer man - for heavier tasks - clean the forrest and prepare wood for a winter time, repair work, which requires strength and experience, cutting grass (also with manual slanted, at parts wich are not ok for the machine), feeding the horses and cleaning their stable every day (morning or evening), take care for the riding place sometimes, etc.

    My property is 8,5ha big, 2,5 ha is wood and my 2 hands are simply not enough for all the things I have to do...

    I welcome visitors from all over the world to my property. I expect serious, responsible, self-reliant people who, urgent, have experience by working with horse so far, that take them to the pasture or to the stable, for ex., is not a problem. I also have a dog, 8 cats, 11 chickens and 2 duck - animal lovers soul is necessary. A sense of humour is also very much appreciated! If you could take me and my animal-familie for yours, we will all do the best for us and for the world.

    Please note that I am vegetarian and prefer not to cook meat for my volunteers. I hope this is not a problem. Minimum stay of 3 weeks preferred with longer stays possible if we are compatible. I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    Volunteers will learn looking after animals (especially horses) and the challenges of maintaining a heritage building.

  • Help


    I need help keeping my wonderful enormous, characterful house (dating from c.1850) clean and its surroundings nice looking. If you also have any of the following skills – plumbing, tiling, electrician, building, cooking – there is plenty you can help me with too!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Croatian: Fluent
    Slovenian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Shared accommodation in a heated attic across the way from the main house. Bathroom and kitchen in main house also.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Grusova is about 15 km from Maribor, Slovenia's second city. In your free time you can relax (meditation place at the property chapel), have workshops for different handmade crafts (I am artist soul at many areas), travel around Slovenia,.. I can help you find transport or we can go together. If you are interested I can teach you horse riding once a week.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours, 5 days a week

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