Help us to revitalize a revoked homestead and enjoy a countryside in Adlesici, Slovenia

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    If you are looking for a retreat from the urban areas and everyday rush, if you are looking for a place to do your meditation, to write a book or your thesis, to work remotely, or you need a touch with real locals, or just change your lifestyle for some time, this is the opportunity. Its the revived farm on the edge of the Kolpa Landscape Park in Bela Krajina (rural part in SouthEast of Slovenia) which is close to the warmest Slovenian river named Kolpa.
    In summer time the homestead is a venue for traditional summer camps for kids and youth. While vivid in summer, the homestead needs caretaker(s) in spring and autumn.
    The land was bought in 2011 by the founder of the NGO that organizes summer camps since its establishment. Well, since the owner and landlord has his professional career in other parts of Slovenia, he's looking for volunteers to help maintain the homestead. He is a professional Innovation Manager for international corporations, the homestead is his retreat from intense work mainly for the weekends. He usually cares about the homestead himself, its maintenance and renovation, occasionally supported by his son and friends.
    In summer staff from the NGO run the homestead and kids’ summer camp programs. Volunteers are expected to live on the homestead by themselves, with the responsibility to maintain the land and the buildings (mainly lawnmowing and housekeeping tasks), and occasionally give a hand to the owner when visiting for renovation. Adding volunteers’ personal touch to the homestead through arts and crafts is highly welcome. Volunteers define their own daily schedules, meet locals (or avoid them) at their own choice 😊, organise their leisure time and discovery of the countryside, while the homestead is maintained at the same time. Tools and materials are available at the homestead, some training might be required.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    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

    If you are looking for a retreat from the urban areas and everyday rush, if you are looking for a place to do your meditation, to write a book or your thesis, maybe to work remotely for your distant employer, you need a touch with real locals and taste food, or just change a lifestyle for some time, this is the opportunity to take.

  • Help

    Help

    Not more than 20h of help per week is expected. Activities include (but not limited to): lawnmowing, cleaning (windows, sweeping, wiping cobwebs and dust), watering flowers, basic repairs.
    You define your own daily schedule and days-off. Landlord expects tasks to be completed on a regular basis. Outdoor tasks should be adapted to weather conditions (e.g. lawn moving).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Croatian: Intermediate
    Serbian: Intermediate
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You have a private room or apartment that you might share it with another potential volunteer. It is basic, but fully furnished, includes fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. If privacy is required, it can be provided as well. Outdoor alternatives are offered as well, since the homestead is a venue for summer camps for kids and youth.
    Couples and families as welcome as well.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Since owner is not present all the time volunteer needs to prepare its own meals (fully equipped kicthen available, as well basic food supply). When owner is around prepared local food is offered. Occasionaly friends and family members join on weekends as well, to help with renovation or just to enjoy the destination. These days are more vivid for volunteer(s) as well.
    Volunteer has plenty of free time to enjoy the nature with beautiful scenary and landmarks, for sports (nearby river for swimming and stand-up paddling, cycling), meeting locals and cultural events, knowing etnographic specialities...
    Bicycle and SUP boad is available for use, as well as a car pickup to the final destination.

  • 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

    A descent wifi connection is available in all the building, main internet access is provided through the fiber optical connection (>200Mbps).

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    If you come with a campervan all infrastructure is provided.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dogs are often good companions on the Homestead.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 20 hours a week, volunteer defines hs/her own daily schedule and days-off

Host ref number: 829275864882

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