We live on a piece of land that had been passed on from generation to generation. We live in hills, 850 meters above sea level. We are an ecological farm and we grow our own vegetables and fruits, we pick and dry herbs and raise cows. We don't grow food to sell but simply for us to live as sustainable as we currently can can.
We are 5 humans who live with 15 cows, our cat Henry and Luigi and dog Marley. I'm one of the 3 daughters on our farm, the middle one :). I moved to city few years ago, got MA in Social Pedagogy and worked with homeless, refugees, and with children with special needs. I enjoy this work very much but my heart is calling me back, back, back to land.
My father built a big complex to work with metal and wood but because of regulations he needed to move his little company to nearby city. Now this big building is empty - and I decided to give the building and myself a new life. We started accepting campers and in near future we would like to offer a workshop space.
We are blessed with our own water stream, many forest animals, lovely hiking and biking routes, in near by city we have a pool, skiing center, etc.
...its a quiet place.
Our parents speak more with gestures then in English but they enjoy having company at the farm :). We the daughters speak English, Spanish, Croatian.
DIY and building projects
You can learn about herbs, herb mixing, vegetable growing, DIY renovating, making different products from vegetables and fruits, taking care of the cows, Slovenian language and culture and you too can teach us...*️️*️️*️️*️️*️️ We can also exchange occupational therapy, social pedagogy, sexological bodywork and YIN yoga knowledge.
Its autumn and the work from outside is moving more inside. We are currently in process of renovating the big complex. If you enjoy different DIY projects like painting, grinding, making tables, decorating, etc., then you are more then welcome. You don't need any knowledge or skills - just the will to try it out. Sometimes we will feed the cows together, work a bit with autumn veggies.
You can sleep in one of the rooms in our family house and use one of our 2 bathrooms. If you have a camper feel free to stay in it if you prefer. In warmer seasons you can sleep in tent or on our dried hey.
Half of family is vegetarian and half of it eats meat. So you will have both options. Most of the times my mother will cook one warm meal for all of us, some times we will cook together, but you are free to use our commune kitchen anytime. Breakfast, snacks and dinner are more free spirited. :)
The closest public transport is 3,6 km away. But we are more then happy to give you a lift if needed :).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week