We recently moved from the Rockies in Canada to my childhood home in Kranj Slovenia with our dog Cujo. Kranj is centrally located between Bled and Ljubljana and perfect for those that love nature, mountains and lakes mixed with city life. We're renovating our house to run a bed & breakfast with our own fruit and vegetables and looking for help with our garden. The vegetable garden is big and planted with a big variety of vegetables. This needs regular weeding and there is a lot of it. The weeds then get packed up and taken away to another weed compost so that the seeds don't fly back. Some plants need to get cut and tied back and others transplanted. We also have 6 apples trees, 6 plum trees, pears, nectarines, grapes, berries and walnuts. If you're handy with plants and love dogs then this is the project for you :)
The house is located just a short walk/bike/drive from the old town which is small but beautiful with cobble stone streets, cafe's, stores etc. A supermarket is just 800m up the hill from us. The area is really peaceful and you can see a bit of the river from the house and watch the ski jumpers practice on the mountain across from the house from your window. Just a 2 min walk takes you into the farm fields with views of the mountains in the background. In the opposite direction is a nice forest walk that leads into the city and a great cafe by the river.
ABOUT US: we both have extremely itchy feet and love to travel. We also ski and hike whenever we can. We love learning about:
Mateja - food, cooking, organic gardening, nutrition, sustainability, health, so much more....
Adam - house building and how things work, hockey, random facts, cultures/history & people, so much more...
If you are a CARPENTER or BUILDER let us know as there are other specialized projects also!
Help around the house
Beautiful setting close to mountains, hikes, ski hills and sights like Ljubljana, Bled, Kranjska Gora. Opportunity to learn about the area, the food, places to see as well as gardening, building & maintenance. Between us we've worked and lived long term in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, all over Canada including a remote island just a few hundred km's away from Alaska as well as obviously Slovenia.
We are currently open to workaways for around for 7-10 days at a time. Adam and I, usually work 12 hours days and have a lot on so if you are looking just a place to stay this is not the workaway for you.
The projects vary depending on the season but overall the projects we are working on are:
Cleaning (around the yard and house, recycling, dusting inside, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning windows)
Garden work (weeding, weeding, weeding, planting, soil care, harvesting)
Yard work (lawn moving, weeding, planting, creating garden beds and maintenance)
Tree care (pruning our apple, pear, plum, cherry, walnut, nectarine, berry and grape trees)
Food processing (cleaning fruit, canning fruit, making juice, making jams and jellies, drying herbs)
If you are a CARPENTER or BUILDER: building a fence/gate, furniture building, pergola building, refinishing chairs etc.
Cujo is always around so if you don't like animals this isn't the stay for you. He was rescued when he was 3 months old and has some funny quirks. He's a super active hunting dog mix with who knows what and love to fetch ball (he could do this all day). Otherwise he loves to snuggle in the evening or lay in a sunny spot in the day once he's burnt off his energy :) If you would be interested to look after him while we take a few days off that would be great too.
Your own private and spacious room with views of the river and valley. Shared bathroom with us. We expect this to be kept clean and tidy.
Easy access to public transport and we have a bike you can use. If we're going out you're more than welcome to join and the same applies for hiking, trips etc
Lake Bled and Bohinj are just 25min away and stunning areas where you can explore on foot or by bike. Around the house there are walking trails that lead to fields or small hikes. Ljubljana is just 25 minutes away, Postojnska Caves about 45 mins, Kranjska Gora is about 30 mins, and not to mention the Adriatic sea is just 1.5 hours away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have good wifi and a couple of quiet spaces where you can work as we work from home. There is also a library by the old town and a couple of printing stores if you're a digital nomad.
Yes we have a carport and lots of parking space but it depends on the height of the vehicle.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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