Start with us old house renovation and permaculture garden in Lokovec, Slovenia

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello guys!!!

    We are a couple of french - Lucien and Nolwenn - and we just bought an old house in Lokovec, Nova Gorica region in wonderful Slovenia.
    Our long term goal is to create a small touristic eco village in the natural surroundings: building small cob houses surrounded by a permaculture garden. But for now we have to focus on the house renovations.

    Lucien is a chef and his goal will be to offer gastronomic dishes with the home grown vegetables.
    Nolwenn will be dedicated to the garden and the guests.

    Our place will run around artistic projects. We plan to live from our art (Lucien was a painter before being a cook) and our handicraft (Nolwenn is highly motivated to learn about natural cosmetics, herbal medicine, handicrafts, handmade jewelry, knitting, etc....)
    We've been traveling for 10 years and for us it's really the first time we settle down somewhere.
    And we know we have to learn so much about many, many things...

    So it's with a lot of enthusiasm and humility that we will start our dream with you guys!


    PS: for the internet access, we don't have wifi but the 3G connection is available for smartphones.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • 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

    Slovenia is a great country to visit and our place out of the beaten track offers an insight on rural Slovenia.
    You will benefit to be a part of an exciting and environment-friendly project, surrounded by nature and live in a modest way far from the stress of the city.
    We could teach you about cooking, drawing, photography and much more if you are interested! But we are planning to learn a lot from you too!

  • Help

    Help

    Last year we spent our first 8 months in the house and did a lot of big renovation work with plenty of super motivated workaways, it was great!

    In 2019 the work keeps going on the house and the job will be focused on
    - changing beams and floors
    - electricity
    - plumbery
    - plastering walls

    Some work will be needed in the garden also, in planting, maintenance, maybe building a winter garden, building natural fences.

    We would also love slovenian workaways to teach us slovenian!!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Depending on which room we will be working on, we should be able to host you in the house, we have a lot of mattresses and we can make dorm rooms, if we don't have a lot of guests you might have a private room. We also have other options:
    - We have a small place for camping vans
    - We have a 10ha forest in which it can be fun to camp
    - There is a troglodyte potato house where one mattress would fit
    - And for the wildest we also have 2 hamacs available to hang in the woods.

    Since not so long we have hot water running but the bathroom is unfinished so you will probably feel more free to shower with our open air solar shower.

    The meals will be vegetarian and we will naturally ask everyone to take turns help in cooking and cleaning.

    Please note that we are not connected to public water nor public waste-water so we kindly ask you to save the water as much as possible, and not to use any chemicals in your soap, shampoo, toothpaste, washing powder, etc..... so that the garden stays healthy.
    We will try to provide everyone with natural products but we yet have to find them!!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live at a very central point between Nova Gorica and Tolmin/Most Na Soci: the amazing Soca river is 20kms away so there are plenty of things to do like rafting, wine tasting, trekking, swimming in the Soca, paragliding, etc....
    If someone has a car you can go swimming in the Soca River every afternoon!
    Note that the closest shop is around 15/20km so you need to buy personal things in advance (alcool, cigarettes, ...)

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Our main house and the 2 small houses that will be turned into artist atelier and homemade products little shop







Host ref number: 314899822368