Join our huge family; four generations and volunteers on an organic farm in Materija, Slovenia

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Slovenia

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    18/11/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello to all travellers out there,
    we are 4 generation family living on the organic farm on the top of the hill of 650m above sea level.
    On our farm we grow organic vegetables, animals and we love to have good time between all the work.

    We need help in the kitchen. Are you willing to help and are you full of energy to cook daily lunch for 10 people? After that take care of the kitchen and dishes.. Cooking with Seasonal vegetables, organic veggies and organic meat... Than WELCOME.

    So we need someone to cook lunch daily for our family and volunteers, while we are working outside on the fields, in the forest, with the animals and on the market.
    Its amazing if you know how to cook for this amount of people. BUT we dont expect any profesional cook. If you enjoy cooking, this is something which you like to do, we believe you ll be amazing. We love seasonal food, vegetables, meat, sweets and coffee :) so we use what we have home, and we try to buy as less as possible,
    Also your job will be to take care after kitchen, so it stays tidy and clean.
    Your day will start around 9 and ends around 14h. So your afternoon is free.

    Our family:
    Bogdan, Metka, Jonas, Zarja, Patrik, Perrine and Vida

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • 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 family you ll see how work and family life go together, how is real life on farm. Slovenian language and culture. Living away from the city, adapting big group of the poeple...meeting a lot of poeple from all arounf the world, who also stay on the farm with us, Multi cultural and local experience in one place.
    If you will allow yourself to enjoy time and adapt to farm life you ll have the best time ever.
    See you :)

  • Help

    Help

    Our huge family of 12 people (family and volunteers) need someone who finds his way and makes magic in the kitchen.
    So we need someone to cook lunch daily for our huge family, while we are working outside on the fields, in the forest, with the animals and on the market.
    Its amazing if you know how to cook for this amount of people. We love seasonal food, vegetables, meat, sweets and coffee :) so we use what we have home, and we try to buy as less as possible,
    Also your job will be to take care after kitchen, so it stays tidy and clean.
    And to check what shopping has to be done - so you can plan maybe a week list of lunches.
    Would you like to try real farm life and try a bit different life style?
    Let us know
    We would be happy to host you for couple of weeks or even longer. It depends on common energy and your cooking :)

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Slovenian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    2 huge rooms in each of them are 2 bunkbeds. One common bathroom. Huge kitchen for everyone.
    In summer you can sleep outside under the stars and on the hay in the barn... Many possibilities, but there is always a nice tidy room with the beds inside,

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    When you have time off you can visit a small cave 2 km away from the farm, a small village Artviže with amazing views till Venice and Slovenian Alps on the north. There is amazing nature around you, if you like to hike, you ll have the best time ever. In summer you can go to the sea side, 30 km away Koper ... and much more.

    Weekend are free to travell places around, if you decide to stay home and hike or sleep during weekend, we ll ask you to behave as family member. Help us on daily tasks and make a combination with your day off.
    Happy to meet you soon and when you arrive really dont ever miss a sunset and amzing view to the sea, hills, valley and to the beautiful nature around us. HAppy to meet you soon.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Mascot ouf our house REPKO :)
Bogdan checking fire and baking pizza in an oven (Oven is more than 200 years old and still in amazing shape)
Beeeee :) one part of our 30 head heard of goats
200 years old part of the house in which we renovated kitchen in year 2015
View in Brkini is one of the most amazing ones. 650 above sea level
Another view from a village Artviže which is 15min walk from us. When there are no clouds there is sea infront of your eyes
Second part of our 200 years old house and kitchen part, where we spend time together at lunch family and volunteers
Lunch time :)
As much work is important, also free time and village time is important. Every friday evening people get togerher in the Baraka alias Club and play balls, cards, speak and laugh :)
A part of team (from Netherlands - Toni, India - Pritam, Polen - Anja) with Bogdan (on right) eating lunch after morning tasks.
In our farm we work mostly with vegetables, and this amazing wheelbarrow is to carry the heavy veggie boxes through the field to the traktor and back home.
Huge hay balls 300 kg heavy are done in summer and this is than food for our 100 cows through winter and spring.
Our amazing sister Perrine selling organic vegetables on the market in Ljubljana with a huge smile on her face. This veggies is also a main part of our lunches :)

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