Help with a permaculture project near Ljubljana, Slovenia

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  • Description


    Hi, I'm Mick. I've just started a permaculture project. About three hectares of meadow and orchard and a couple of acres of forest glades. Aiming for self sufficiency for about 5 people to start with, hoping for more ultimately, and involve cooperative efforts from the local and international community. Maybe to become a slave for teaching and learning. There is extra space for experimental permaculture agriculture projects too. DIY renewable electricity is also part of the plan.

    I'm looking for bright people with initiative who can thrive working hard to create something of value.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    Slovenia has a strong DIY culture and exceptionally green organic approach to agriculture and conservation. Locally here, most people I know are highly proactive and generous with sharing knowledge, loving life, good fun. Close to Italy, Austria and Croatia. Ljubljana has a great international community too.

    Travelers will primarily learn permaculture techniques and have the opportunity to work on exploring and developing new techniques. Similar for the small farm scale renewable energy work. Also a fair bit of landscaping needs doing.

    The location is very special and beautiful, views over the Karawanken mountain range and Ljubljana basin, Polhograjski Dolomiti, and as far as Triglav in the Julian Alps. Friendly locals. Many people from Ljubljana and the surrounding area hike up to the Sv. Jakob church on the hill by the house.

  • Help


    There is a long list of things to get started for this project. The idea is to enjoy the beautiful space and do some gratifying work. Starting out so allot of setting up the basics as well as room for experimentation.

    Mushroom beds and logs inoculation
    Make a wormery
    Make a cricketery
    Make automatic maggot feeder for chickens

    Making biochar
    Build compost pits with roofs

    Creating forest glade hugel garden
    Set up aquaponics system
    Make vertical farming systems

    Building passive solar greenhouse
    Wind turbine design, installation, optimization

    Planting trees
    Pruning trees
    Harvesting walnuts, apples, pears, and cherries

    Upgrading rain water collection and automated watering systems
    Make natural grey water processing ponds

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Italian: Beginner
    Slovenian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Fluent English and French. Love teaching. Conversational(ish) German. Learning Slovene and Italian

  • Accommodation


    Rooms with big windows, some with balcony. Cook for yourselves or together, whatever is easiest for all. I keep well stocked for food to help yourself to.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Peaceful spot, simply perfect for relaxing away from the busy bustle. There is allot of action too if you want it. Lots of stunning hikes and bike rides in the area. Ljubljana 30-40 minutes by bicycle. About 80 minutes to return up the hill though. Or a 25 minute drive. Hitch hiking is common and easy here.

    10 minutes walk through the forest to 3 gostilne (restaurant/bistro) in the neighbouring village of Topol, all with excellent food. Nice swimming spots in the Sora river at nearby Medvode.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 554651769822

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