Help with our permaculture homestead project in the beautiful countryside in Haloze, Slovenia.



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  • Description


    We are a native english and slovenian speaking family (irish/slovenian/londoner) who recently moved from London for a new way of life closer to nature. We are not born farmers, we have a background in performing and media arts but we are learning fast. We are restoring a traditional stone farmhouse and working with the land according to permaculture principles. We have 18 acres (7 hectares) of land which is a mix of meadows, woodlands and soon to be herb and vegetable gardens. We live on the land in tents in the summer months, cook on an open fire, shower using water heated by the sun and use compost toilets. We have electricity, a water supply and some limited Wifi connection. We are low on infrastructure at the moment and that's where we need help!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Learn with us about permaculture, gardening, natural building, herbal remedies, improve your english or slovenian, play music, sing. Learn (and help us!) to identify wildflowers, trees, insects, animals.

    Learn about growing and looking after trees and orchards and the importance of preserving natural ecosystems and wilderness.

    We aim to combine our arts practice with our farming/nature project and hope to be running some art/technology/permaculture inspired workshops this year which you could possibly participate in, if interested, or help organise. These will be developing computer/coding skills with nature as inspiration.

  • Help


    Firstly, we would like you to create/improve your own accommodation arrangements! We have some tents and some nice secluded areas where you could create a private living/camping zone away from the main farmhouse (which is likely to be something of a building site for a while). This might involve clearing some land, levelling the ground creating nice flat areas for tents. If you are skilled at building/carpentry/natural building this would be useful (for example we have a stone barn that needs repointing and some rebuilding) but equally there are lots of things to do where no previous skill is required including: clearing pathways through the woodland, cutting grass, strimming, preparing land for growing, digging holes to plant trees, building raised beds, cooking communal meals.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Slovenian: Fluent

  • Accommodation



    (update: It going to be getting cold soon and will have to take down our tents... so we will only be able to take workawayers with their own warm camper vans etc.)

    We have a very nice 4.5 meter canvas bell tent which is nice but you will need to level some ground for it. We also have some smaller tents if you don't mind a more basic sleeping area. We would like our first visitors to make nice sites for these tents.

    We often cook on the open fire and make a big pot of something to share, baked potatoes on the fire or some roast vegetables in our traditional Serbian "pod sačem". We are "flexatarians" we mostly eat meat-free diet but from time to time we lapse... we are happy to eat vegan etc. if that's what you like to cook (we know its the right thing to do!) . If we are cooking you can certainly join us, then you can cook another night...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you like hillwalking we are on the path to the famous local mountain Donacka Gora. The locals love to forage and collect mushrooms in the woods around us, we are amateurs but learning. We travel to the local small city of Maribor (45min drive) a couple of times a week. There are not much options for nightlife apart from listening to the owls. The skys are often clear and we like to learn the constellations when we are not blinded by staring into the campfire.

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    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 / only 3G but connection good enough to stream video and 200GB monthly limit so plenty of data

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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