Help us create a warm home and creative space on our new farm in Zreče, Slovenia

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a little group of a young family that recently both a farm and a young couple. The farm was abandoned for many years. Our vision is to create a warm home here, not just for us, but also for others. We wish that the farm is a creative polygon in different areas, for instance natural building, gardening, landscaping, herbs, education and how we can co-create/live in a simple and joyful way. We (Peter 39 years old, Prija 34 years old, Ines 28 years old, Ziga 36 years old ) lived in different communities in Slovenia before for more years and gathered a lot of experience. We are open for it and happy if more people join, but we don't want to force a community or have it as a goal - let's life say what it wants to do with our place and we support it. But for sure in the farm periods of the season more people are round.

    You can also find us on fb -ask for the link
    Peter is a creative builder that covers most of the ares in building, but lately is specialized in natural building and also loves to teach and be a mentor in that. He also loves to create with wood , but mostly doesnt find time for it. Prija is a social pedagog that works more on a group dynamic and work with people (created many youth exchanges, ect.), in her profession she is using art (circus, dance, ect.) as pedagogical tool. She also covers most of the gardening on the farm (permacultural way), loves to pick herbs, ect. She can also teach you the craft of macrame julery. Our daughter Zarja (3 years) is a happy, friendly, wild, strong little girl, that is very open to new people and would be happy to show you the farm with her playful eyes.

    Ines is a creative young women that loves music, dance and people. She loves to travel and meet people (she is our "little and jumper") visited a lot of eco/community places in Slovenian and abroad. She is particularly interested in community live. 

    Ziga is more introvert but very warm young man that studied forestree and knows also a lot about wild plants. He loves woodcrafting and is often teaching how to make cutlery. Children and animal love him. 

    And there is also Kela, our middle size dog, that also gets under the skin of most people. And 2 cats. 

    The farm has 2 ha, plus 1,5 ha of forest. We have one garden and 1-2 fields. We grow a lot of vegetables . The farm is located under the mountain Pohorje (cc 650 m high) and its just on the edge of the forest with a beautiful open view on the whole valley. There are many hiking and biking trails near the farm and the thermal hot spring Zreče. There is also a 2-3 days hiking trail over Pohorje.

    We live in a little old farm house and a yurt, in summer 2021 community kitchen and bathroom will be build– mostly with the focus to be a community place (for who ever is on the property). Till then the volunteers will be in tends or yurt. In the warmer months we also want to organize workshops in sustainable way of life (natura building, permaculture, ect) and adventure pedagogical camps for youth and children. We are also well connected to the whole Slovenian permacultural, eco-village scene and know many places/people.

    We eat mostly vegetables and milk products, but also meat (mostly local, ecological and outdoor animals). We live a simple life style, mostly outside. We have a car so we can pick you up from the bus/train station. We can also take you with us on our free days and trips with the car.

    Mainly we need a helping hand with building, cleaning the area round the hause, preparing wood for winter, storing and producing vegetables, help in educational events (cooking). Its also welcome if you spend some time with our daughter. The working hours are flexible, combined with your needs and ours.

    We are happy if you decide to join us for a little or longer while and hope that we create something beautiful together!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    In our description you found details about our experties and passion, which we are happy to pass on. To sumarize that is: permacultural gardening with all the details (growing seedlings, composing, ect.), herbs as medicine and their products, natural building with different materials (Peter is an expert and pedagog in natural building and building in general, you can also learn about slovenian cultural heritage in building), social pedagogy and advanture pedagogy, handcrafting, woodcarving, community living and building (we leaved in more communities before and gathered a lot of experiences and are also part of GEN, Prija is also a teacher of different community based methods like Dragon dreaming, Heros Journey, Sociaocracy, ect.).

  • Help

    Help

    At this point march 2021 we need help to cleana the forest - the cut trees. Also to dig into soil - to make space for construction. Its quite phisical work,but you can go at your own tempo.

    Mainly we need a helping hand with building, cleaning the area round the hause, gardening, grass cutting, preparing wood for winter, storing and producing vegetables, help in educational events (cooking). Its also welcome if you spend some time with our daughter. The working hours are flexible, combined with your needs and ours.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Croatian: Fluent
    Slovenian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Yurt or tend. We have two extra yurts for the visitors, but there are not all the time set. We have a big tend and a little tend as well.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a compost toilet in the hause and a sheet pit outside (covered). In the summer the shower is solar - also outside. So its a simple lifestile. We plan to make a comunal kitchen in june, july 2020. Also additional shower, proper outside toilet. We have 2 cars and can give you a lift. In the summer we go a lot to a near lake to swim - you can join.

  • 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

    We do not have Wi-Fi but we have a very good mobile internet. People can use our mobile data or by for 10 eur a month almost unlimited card in Hofer. People where already working in the past,and even we have limited Indore space and no Wi-Fi it was working very well.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week.


Host ref number: 381811742366