Help out at our NGO and experience the rich history of Karst, Solvenia



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    Welcome Bienvenidos Καλώς ήρθες Benvenuti ترحيب Karşılama Bienvenue Dobrodošl!
    We are a group of friends (Lev, Neva, Ziga, Enej, Mirjana, Eva) , with a house, and land, in a tiny village of Karst in Slovenia. It is only 3km to the Italian border, about half way between Ljubljana and Venice. Our house is also the base of an NGO working to create an environment of conscious, emphatic and enthusiastic people who aim to work for a common future. Bojan, its president (photographer), lives in the neighbouring village, when he is not at sea on his boat Nalu. Eva, its director (lawyer) lives permanently in the house when she is not on missions in Africa. Only a couple of people may be present during the week, others would come on weekends. We organize exhibitions, sometimes a concert and workshops (held by Urska, Ana) in dance, aerial silk, wild holidays, aromatherapy and other. Our place is 15 minutes by car to the sea and in the middle of charming but rough countryside, with an abundance of interesting people to meet and places to feel. It is peaceful and you will love it.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • 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

    The area is inhabited by the Slovenian and Italian, as well as many other "crazy" people, it has a rich history going back to a hundred years and more, it was witness to severe fighting during WW1, belonged to Austro-Hungarian Empire, later Italy, later Yugoslavia and now Slovenia. It is open towards the Adriatic sea as well as towards Middle Europe and the East. NGO (PROJA) members are lawyers, photographers, teacher, anthropologists/political scientists, visual artists, music lovers, all with vast intercultural experience, and you might even meet our new colleague from Palestine. Several languages are spoken in the house.

  • Help


    We are in the process of preparing the "community" part of the house and surroundings, which serve as exhibition/concert/events place, we would like to have a tiny market place in the center of the village, and prepare dry toilets for the children who attend our workshops every summer. We would like to host, during April and May, maybe up to three people, who like to help with easy construction work or who maybe have a bit of a carpenter's hand. Some cooking skills are welcome too.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Serbo-Croatian: Fluent
    Italian: Beginner
    Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    WOuld love to learn Arabic, improve Italian, practice other languages.

  • Accommodation


    The house is huge but has few rooms so workawayers would be staying in one huge room and there are several bathrooms. We may be able to find separate bedrooms for girls and boys, if that proves to be an issue. Apart from weekends, only one to three inhabitants of the house would be present, one acting as coordinator. One of the volunteers would cook for everyone, or maybe we could rotate in cooking. Internet is available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    A bike or two can be made available. Great hiking around too. There are only a few buses a day, to Nova Gorica, but we would help you with transportation, maybe drive you to different places for sightseing, etc. Shared transportation is available also, if you want to go to Ljubljana, or you can catch a train to Venice,we just drive you down to Monfalcone. It is pretty sure that you would just love to hang around the big tree in front of the house and stay home.

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    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

    Digital nomads welcome. We have optic cable so on-line works fine!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of space here, and to have own transportation is great!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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