Come and help us to rebuild an old house in a wilderness near Italian border close to the sea in Komen, Slovenia



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  • Description


    Hello everyone :)

    We are family of four, which includes me - Ales 36, my wife Lucija 29, son Brahman 6 and our new just born member Asha 0 :)

    Our primary goal is to live in self sustainable house in the middle of nature and some day start with sustainable tourism and permaculture gardens.
    We need some help with rebuilding/renovating/ renewal of an old house on our off the grid parcel in Slovenia. The parcel is flat (grass, rocks and some forest) and its around 4000 sqm. Its located in the midle of mediteranean forest (nearest village Brestovica pri Komnu is around 3km away), almost on Italian border and very close to Italian sea.
    All these factors actually convinced us to buy this land, because we would like to live in nature, and it also has a big potential for many other things like tourism, small eco farm with horses to ride,...
    Before we bought this real estate, it was owned by ministry of defence and it served as border guardhouse between Yugoslavia and Italy after 2nd world war.
    There is also a hiking path which runs directly through our parcel and is widely used by cyclists and hikers from Italy and Slovenia.
    Nearest beach in Sistian, where you can enjoy your afternoons is 10min drive by car, or 30min by bicycle.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • 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

    Slovenia is beautifull country, and everyone who will come to help will have much to see and learn.
    Especially if you would like to live in rural, off the grid wilderness, where you can rest your brain listening to the nature.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    As i mentioned before we need some extra hands, cause we are on budget and im working all by myself now, which is not fast enough.
    We are looking for nice people (male/female, single/family, couples,...) who has some past experiences working on similar projects before and people who wants to learn new things about building/ both :)
    But we really have to get some of you who knows how to work with chainsaws, wood, stone, mortar, mud,... and knows how to improvise if needed.
    What we have left to do is:
    - put screed over an old floor
    - put roofing tiles on the roof,
    - put plasterboards on old walls,
    - clean water reservoir for drinking rainwater
    - installing a water filtering system
    - plumbing
    - installing electricity (prepare for solar power plant)
    - cooking
    -....there are some other minor things for sure :)

    All building material will be on site.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a lot of place for tents and only tents. Please bring a tent with you....there is wilderness not a city or a village :)
    It would be great if we can get someone to cook, otherwise my wife will do the cooking.
    We will adjust number of meals to your needs, so 2-3 main meals. Snacks between the meals are your expense.
    There will be food for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Go to the beach, hiking, horse riding, exploring caves,...

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 939213956822