Help on our ecologically regenerative project near Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: No minimum

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  • Description

    Description

    We run an ecologically regenerative project in an off-grid oasis surrounded by hilly forests of the beautiful Banska Stiavnica region. We are in the early phase of development of a diverse farm and a welcoming space for retreat and education on regenerative lifestyles. We're influenced by holistic design approaches such as permaculture, holistic management, keyline design, silvo-pasturing practices... Currently there are cows, sheep, goats, ducks, geese, hans, rabbits (+ dogs and cats) and gardens.

    Current projects: Stone and wood construction, gardens, fencing, animal care, food preparation, setting up water and road infrastructure, cleaning, chopping wood, general maintenance, help with social media to promote regenerative practices as well as processing our oragnic produce (milk, plants, meat, eggs) for our own use.

    Internet access and hot shower available (it took us a while to achieve those:).
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    How you get here:

    Farm location can be looked up on maps online as Dolinka pri Stiavnici
    The nearest village is Kozelník, accessible by both buses and trains

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    Our WORLDVIEW:
    We realise certain fundamental truths: 
    1) Humans don’t stand apart from nature; we’re part of an interconnected whole with complete dependence on the functioning of the planet’s life-supporting processes
    2) Disrupting these life-supporting processes to the point where they can’t regenerate is self-terminating
    3) Human survival (along with many other living beings) lies in us becoming a regenerative rather than destructive agent in the living system.
    4) We become regenerative by applying our creativity through regenerative design principles resulting in a positive and meaningful engagement with life.

    OUR VISION:
    We envision a world where people have a deep connection to nature, working, producing and celebrating life in a way that regenerates her.

    OUR MISSION:
    1. To engage in healthy, resilient and self-reliant living by acting as an ecologically and socially regenerative, local producer instead of a dependent consumer.
    2. To inspire and empower people to embrace regenerative design thinking in their lives (creating human habitats, food production, economic and social organisation) thereby PROPELLING THE REGENERATIVE (R)EVOLUTION

    OUR GOAL:
    Our association runs an ecologically diverse, productive farm based in regenerative design principles combined with a retreat and education centre where communication, networking, collaboration and learning are encouraged.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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 speak EN, DE, ES, PL, CZ, SK. We belive we have an open mind and can help get an insight into the local culture and discover one of the most beautiful parts of Slovakia.

  • Help

    Help

    We're setting up an eco-project in a beautiful setting near town Banská Štiavnica. The project is in an early stage and the living standard is basic, though pure, natural and soothing to the soul. The water is from the spring. Solar energy system is modest but is getting improved. Dry toilet in place. There are goats, ducks, geese, a dog and a cat. There will be a bunch of projects this year: water and access works based on a permaculture design, building renovations, camping style toilet and shower facilities... There is also plenty of room for your own creativity, the possibilities are countless for every lover of living in harmony with nature:)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Czech: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent
    Slovak: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We're language lovers ready to learn and share what we know :)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Yurt, caravans, shared room in the house, sleeping spaces in the attic

    All food expenses are covered (+ a couple of beers for good measure depending on one's preferences:) Most of the food gets sourced from the local producers and doesn't travel more than 1km from farm to table: above all honey, eggs, milk, cheese, lamb, beef and wild game. Vegetables and carbohydrates are sourced from local shops. (Given we live in a Carpathian climate, regenerative production is most naturally achieved in synergy with animals).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Check out the beautiful UNESCO-listed town of Banska Stiavnica and its surroundings. You can do a bunch of stuff! There is a lot of history, thermal springs, natural lakes, mountains and cultural events to name a few.

  • 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

    The internet connection is excellent! When it comes to facilities, it's a work in progress. Suitable for people who don't shy away from simple, natural conditions and can help improving them.

  • 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

    We've got a couple of friendly dogs, a cat, goats, sheep, ducks and geese on the farm. If they can all get along, or at least if you can be in control of your animal companion, we're happy to have him/her around :)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day 5 days/week

Host ref number: 354248231772

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