Help with our self sufficient farm, building, animals and gardening in Blatusa, Croatia

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Croatia

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    17/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are small self-sufficient organic farm under construction. We have 2 horses, chickens, goats, 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.

    Near there are other people who live in a similar way so there is a possibility to help 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.

    enjoy :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    living with nature, working with draft horse, gardening, constructing, building...
    taking care of the animals
    making soap and natural cosmetic products
    cooking
    preparing winter stores
    exchange of experiences with italian-croatian couple and their neighbors and friends

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Croatian: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    hayloft,house or camping, depends on availability.
    compost toilets and outside showers

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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)

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    depend :) this is wild not industry ;) (25 hours max)




Host ref number: 842525918266