We are small self-sufficient organic farm under construction. We have 2 horses, 5 goats, chickens, bees, dogs and cats. The farm is situated deep in the forest of central Croatia, 1 hour away (65 km) from capital Zagreb, on the slopes of Petrova gora mountain. It is 4 km distant from nearest village and 6 km distant from nearest shop. It's 150km (2hours) from the nearest seaside. Also in very close distance there is a small lake in the forest and swimming pools in Terme Topusko (small city on distance of 6 km).
For people who come from the cities working on our farm can be quite hard as it consists of all farming jobs you can imagine: preparing fire woods for the winter, hay for the animals, working in a big garden growing food in which all the work is done with the horse or by hand. We also want to start building a few new infrastructure buildings, mostly by relocating and upgrading old wooden structures from nearby.
All of this requires lots of hard work and we are grateful for any help from you... in exchange we can offer to you homemade healthy food and accommodation and lots of know-how. We have compost toilets and outside showers.
Kids are welcome, vegetarian food available.
We are a couple - Massimo & Vedrana. Both of us have moved into the nature from the city approximately 10 years ago, each one of us in his/her own way. Massimo comes from Rome (Italy) and Vedrana from Split (Croatia). We met 5 years ago and decided to start our own farm in the forest. We decided to change our lives because we believe that the life we live now makes much more sense. You will hear more about our life stories if you visit us... :)
We started an NGO named 'in the forest' through which we share our knowledge and experiences.
For now, volunteers who come to us sleep at our neighbors as we don't have good accommodation on our property yet. Near us there are other people who live in a similar way so there is a possibility to work and spend time with them, too.
We would love to welcome people who want to change their lives and who are looking for inspiration to do so. We would like to welcome people who we can pass on our knowledge and life experience.
We are not good hosts for people who search a lot of social life, party and entertainment as we like silence and sounds of the nature.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
living with nature, working with draft horse, gardening, constructing, building...
taking care of the animals
making soap and natural cosmetic products
preparing winter stores
exchange of experiences with italian-croatian couple and their neighbors and friends
For people who come from the cities working on our farm can be quite hard as it consists of all farming jobs you can imagine: preparing fire woods for the winter, hay for the animals, working in big garden in which all the work is done with the horse or by hand. In spring we will also start building a few new infrastructure buildings, mostly by relocating and upgrading old wooden structures from nearby.
Other jobs are house keeping jobs: cooking, cleaning, preparing winter stores.
There is always work to do and work hours and times vary depending on jobs that need to be done and weather so flexibility is important.
english, italian, croatian, spanish
house or camping
compost toilets and outside showers
in a very close distance there is a small lake in the forest and swimming pools in Terme Topusko (small city on distance of 6km)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week