Join us in creating a food forest and help with DIY projects in Sevnica, Slovenia




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    A project of protecting and taking care of a part of land 2.6 ha (6.5 acres) surrounded by forest near Sevnica, Slovenia.
    You can help in the garden, kitchen, farming, construction tasks, decorative and artistic work...

    The vision is to create a community of people who share the same goal — taking care of the land and growing spiritually. 
So far on this property there is a main house (made of wood, straw and clay) ), a utility house, 2 gardens, 4 different kind od composting sites (kitchen, WC, wood and tree-leaves + urine) and an orchard (apples, pears, peaches, plums, grapes, chestnuts, walnuts and a young asimina tree). Since there is no municipal water supply nor a sewer system we created our water supply system and a constructed wetland to purify the waste water from kitchen and toilet. So we use 2 kinds of toilets — a normal flush toilet and a compost toilet.

    We are planning to introduce also animals (chicken, goats...)
    A professional permaculture designer is helping us to develop the property in the most sustainable way.
    Currently there 2 people are staying permanently on the property -- Aleksander and his wife Rikahlia and Mici the cat.

    We live in harmony with nature as much as possible, a holistic lifestyle where we take care to create and nourish ourselves with quality food and natural products. The meat and vegetables we eat are always local and organic and we welcome you to enjoy this with us. We are practicing Ayurveda/Yoga/Tantra principles in work and everyday life. Its always nice to meet like minded people, on a path of self development and conscious living, although we are open to discovering all kinds of perspectives. There is space here to enjoy a lot of peace, quiet time and also some fun after working, usually early mornings and evenings are reserved for all our private time. Overall, we value honesty, openness and integrity aswell as playfulness. If this resonates with you, we look forward to welcoming to our home with open arms!

    We can host more than 2 people in summer time when it is warm enough to camp or stay in a camper, but when it gets cold (October - April) we can provide a room of 11 m2 where 2 people can stay.

    Here is a video aobut our place made by a workawayer: ask us for the link

    UPDATE July 27, 2022: We are full till Aug 25. We will need mostly help with these:
    - clearing some land (removing thorns using scythe)
    - digging a trench for water and electricity pipe
    - plastering walls using cement and lime

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    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

    I a beautiful natural surrounding you will learn about some useful ecological/environmental solutions that permaculture can offer. A professional permaculture designer is helping us to develop the property in the most sustainable way.

  • Help


    Help in the garden, kitchen, farming, construction tasks, decorative and artistic work, preparing the firewood for the winter...

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I love to hear and practice other languages, as a translator I love languages.

  • Accommodation


    In a house made of natural materials (wood, straw and clay) you get your own room with a bed. There is also a bathroom with a flush-toilet and a compost toilet. There is an option to get your food prepared by us or you help in the kitchen. Usually lunch is the only organized meal, breakfast and dinner: you can prepare your food or use the food from the fridge.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the spare time you can enjoy many nice parts of the property or go around: hiking to Lisca and other local hills. Neighbors have horses on the pasture. There is a great train connection with our place (we can pick you up at the train station 4 km away from our property). Train to/from Ljubljana (1 hour). You can visit Sevnica (Melania Trump's home town). Sevnica castle with a beautiful castle tree park. There are healing hot springs nearby with water of 24 °C and one even with 35 °C. There is also a forest trail with many waterfalls.

  • 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

    We offer very good internet connection (wifi over optic cable, yes even in the middle of the forest :)

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space for Workawayers travelling in campervans and we can provide electricity.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We love pets and owners are expected to take care of the pets and the impact pets have inside our house, e.g. when rainy to clean the pets before entering the house.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

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Host ref number: 891722676121