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We are an English family who moved to Slovenia a few years ago in the hope of a better quality of life, which we most certainly found. We have now nearly finished the main house which we eventually hope to run as a guest house. Our next project is to renovate the neighbouring farmhouse for us to live in while guests are in. Initially this will mean a big clean up and lots of paint throwing around (see pics), and then some construction work (a few walls to be knocked down, a few others to be built).
We are a relaxed, open-minded couple and very much live by the work hard play hard mantra - we welcome other people who can bring a similar positive attitude and energy into our lives. We have 4 young kids (age 5-8) and a fairly crazy dog, so while we live in a beautiful peaceful spot be warned it's rarely that peaceful :)
We are ideally looking for people who can stay for at least a week and are more interested in meeting new people and helping out rather than just going through the motions to get a few nights bed and board. We have been hosts before, and have found the people who enjoy the experience the most are those who join in fully with our family life while they are here, being flexible enough to contribute to whatever projects we are working on at the time and socialise with us as well. If you are happy to babysit the odd evening once the kids are in bed as well then that's brownie points :)
We have a bedroom with double bed available in the (nearly finished) house and for the moment a shared bathroom. We could probably make one of the bathrooms private for you if you prefer. We normally finish work about 3pm and then would love to enjoy good food, wine and conversation with you each evening. The house is located in a rural spot (500m to the nearest neighbour) in the East of Slovenia, near the spa resort of Rogaška Slatina. thanks for looking and any questions please ask!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We are looking for anyone who can help us with our project, skilled or otherwise we really need someone with a genuine enthusiasm to contribute. For the summer period we are focussing on cleaning up the farmhouse (clearing old stuff, stripping wallpaper, painting walls and floors), and preparing the land for future plans - terracing the land, building a vegetable patch, preparing the driveway, and other groundworks.
Ideally we would like people who are happy to muck in all round, with some light household duties such as washing up or helping with cooking where required, or perhaps the odd evening babysitting, but these things really depend on the person and are no means required.
good English, bad Slovene, once upon a time some French & German
We have a private bedroom which is almost finished, just waiting for the final decoration and finishing touches. We have two finished bathrooms which are shared between everyone.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day, 5 days a week