We are a family of 4, two young daughters, and we are redeveloping a derelict homestead in Slovenia using permaculture principles and organic/biodynamic. We wish to build a hempcrete house, microcabins and a natural swimming pool as well as develop goat sheds and chicken coops and a garden.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are situated in the Kras area of Slovenia very near the Italian border, a wine area with good gastronomie and with Venice day-trippable from where we are. We are new to the area so we are discovering the cultural connections, society and community ourselves.
At present we are mainly preparing the ground so the help is mainly manual labour. However we also need help to develop a website for our project, shepherd our goats, settle in the chickens, help with our children, help with the garden and eventually design and build a natural swimming pool, hempcrete house and microcabins.
Pimped up old caravan.
You will need to be a self-starter, motivated and be able to do hard, repetitive work. After hours, you would need to be able to entertain yourself with such activities as reading or engaging in your own sports or hobbies; although we enjoy to socialise we cannot entertain all the time as we have young children to look after. You will also need to be able to handle summer heat and winter cold. If you are high maintenance, precious, need to drink alcohol through the day every day or possess any other deviance please do not apply. If you are willing to work hard, play hard, are reliable, fun and easy going then you are most welcome. It is a great area with world class climbing, cycling, cultural history and cuisine in the region and you can have a good time with effort.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours a day, minimum of 5 days per week; and on any additional days for example,if staying 7 days per week then work is expected every day.