Learn to paraglide, help with restoration and creative projects in Gabrje, Slovenia




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    Situated in the heart of the soca valley set within the Julian Alps. World-class location for hiking, paragliding, kayaking, fishing and all out door sports. Our complex has 2 houses: the main house was built in 1921 and the old house dates from the 18th century. The soca river is at the bottom of the road and the mountains are right behind the house -- you can just walk straight out of the house and be in the wilderness.
    The town of Tolmin is a stone's throw away, on a bike or on foot. The town of Bovec and Kobarid is also not far away and well connected with public transport. There are many lovely waterfalls and mountain walks and mountain lodges in the area. Tolmin gorges which is beautiful natural site if you plan to visit Soca valley is also not far away.

    I am Scottish so english we talk.
    I have a number of paragliding pilots coming to help me fix the house up. They can offer help, advice, and ground handling tips that will start you off on a career of flying ( I have equipment you can ground handle with). There is loads to do here for all kinds of people, for those who like to build up some muscles and help with physical work around, and also those who’d like to flaunt their creative skills. I have travelled the world as a creative maker and designer-artist, but now I've found my place and I want to meet like-minded people to share this lovely home and this land scape. The aim is to make an amazing place for people to relax but first we need to fix the space up. I can teach you a wide range of skills and will be working on site.
    In my career l have worked on art projects, restoring houses , furniture, building boats and restoring classic cars. I am trained as a master furniture maker in wood. But also trained in glass, metal and ceramics. Being talented in many materials and with the artistic training I have a great eye for creativity and want to make a very one off space… So I have a really good cross section of skills which I hope I can pass on.
    This year, I would like to focus on the garden and the foodscape. I would like to plant a fruit orchard, make compost and get the vegetable garden ready. We will landscape the garden and make a crazy golf course that doubles as a driveway and build an outdoor oven. We will build solar outdoor showers out of drift wood from the soca river. Soca means, (emerald green) also build an area which we can have a couple pigs. We have a chicken shed ready for chickens… Someone with an architecture background would also be good. Be great to work with a landscape gardener as the garden will be a massive focus this year.
    I need people with skills so in your message please let me know what practical skills you have. Having skills isn't required, but it is nice to know what you're good at and then I can find work suited to your skill level. I am happy to show people how to do things and this way you can learn new skills.
    I am also building a website and editing and shooting videos as I go, so these skills will come in handy. If you want to make videos please make sure you bring all the gear you need and can edit them.. And have a standard and you know really how to capture things and edit..

    I plan to introduce meditation every morning for the workaways, yoga if a yoga teacher comes as a workaway this would be something we could do in the afternoons in our time off down the river or at a water fall. We will work from 7-12 every morning and then have the rest of the day off to do what we like. Yoga and meditation are optional!

    I plan to make this place truly sustainable and self-sufficient, and therefore aim for most efficiency in managing and using energy, water and resources. Permaculture principles in the garden. Create a more consciousness and healthier life together, sustainability, recycling, art, music, forest healing, yoga, meditation, help the local community and also how we can help the refugees from Ukraine.

    We can also visit Klaudija's friend's mountain hut in the national park Friday-Sunday, travelling in a 4 wheel drive vehicle. We then walk another hour with our backpacks. We will help him cut the grass, chop logs and enjoy the place.

    P.S. If you didn’t know already, several parts of the movie Chronicles of Narnia was filmed here in Soca valley :D

    Thank you for reading my profile and I look forward to talking with you! I would love to meet like-minded people from around the world and have them feel at home in this humble abode of mine in the Julian Alps.

    Please keep it short when messaging me. Write which dates you would like to come, state simply what skills you have i.e can cut wood square and nail in nails or happy using power tools..
    Able paint decorate.. Or good at web or video...
    And if you have any eating requirements.
    I try to respond to everyone and as soon as I can, but I receive a lot of messages, so please be patient.

    Take care and talk soon


  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Possibilities for new friendships are made and a ‘sense’ of community is created when working with like-minded people. Through exposure and intention, we can ALL teach and learn from each other that will inspire new ways of being in the world that shape kinder societies. Being around new people helps us to generate fresh ideas / new perspectives.
    Learn hand skills wood crafts metel work stone work. gardening. Art design process, wilderness skills.
    The basics off paragliding as this is my passion. Recycling and thinking out off the box if you want to create.. Recycling materails. Problem solving. Work ethics. Local costumes. Foraging food.
    I am in the heart off the soca valley it is known for its paragliding climbing , walking ,kayaking, fishing and the river and the mountains, You will learn many skills from baking to gardening to diy renovation skills. So u will learn all about flying from just being around me and my friends.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    Gardening, restoring the house, building, making and creating a lovely space. We will start to build structures in the garden.
    It’s an ever-changing space and activities are constantly changing depending on who’s in residence, our current focus and season.
    I will try and change the jobs so it isn't the same thing all the time. I hope you will take away some skills which will help you through your life.
    If you can video edit please let me know or good with websites ...
    Basically if your good with your hands and good at making let me know also..
    We would love help with: Organizing, landscaping, orchard pruning, garden upkeep, permaculture practices, working towards Zero-waste, cooking, carpentry,  bee-keeping, harvesting for the foodbank, writing, building, compost making, animal care, mushroom growing, cleaning, restoration works, matinence, documentation . . .
    “Do we have to do things in the rain?”
    If only sun brings you happiness you might need to volunteer further south OR learn to sing and dance in the rain (and work.) Rain or shine, baby!
    “Do I need to be super(wo)man to help here?”
    Kind of yes. The property is on a small slope and the work currently requires people who are physically fit and able-bodied at this time. :( but saying that i am fexible it is to much we are best to switch the working hours around or try do jobs in side. Last year we was lucky rain never really happened and when it did it was short so we chilled.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Slovenian,German Spanish

  • Alojamiento


    In the old house there is two cave rooms off the garage they are very cool in the summer heat. Either one has two single beds and the other one single bed. And then i hope to use the garage area for another two single beds this will be the guys area.. The biggest rokm in the house i plan to put 4 single beds in for the females.. So there is room to have say 3 off each sex at any given time.. And one small room for couples visiting..
    Also have two pop up tents if people want to camp.. But the rooms will be nice... Its just i am getting so many requests and want to have as many lovely peoplecas possible to start being creative once we get the jobs done..

    The house has 4 bedrooms and the 18th centruy house has one large room for yoga or medition, 3 toilets.. I have two very cool cave rooms. Tents
    Depending on how many people are staying and what sex they are I will try sort out friend together, but cannot say everyone will get there own room so you may have to have share. Off course I have always keeper couples together, I also have one massive tent and two pop up tents which we can put up under shelter so people have private space.

    situated in an amazing spot.
    Just walk from the house to the forest or mountains, soca river is 200 meters away. Jump on a bike and have a cycle I have 3 bikes for you to use.
    Normally a workaway in the group has a car so the workaways all jump in the car and head off to a waterfall or a walk in the afternoon. But if you just fancy hanging out on the terrace in a hammock your welcome or join in on yoga or mediation or start an art project Or do gardening or plan what we can do next.🤣🤣
    I am looking forward to creating an artist design community and space to create art and design. I look forward to having you it's my pleasure you have decided to give me you time and energy ..

    Just now i am arranging two area for dorm stay rooms one for males and one for the females.. So its more than likely you will have to share are room.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    You just need to Google soca valley my house is right beside the river.
    And right beside the paragliding landing field. So with a wing and harness you can start to learn ground handling. One day do a course and you will be one step ahead. Behind the house straight away you can walk up a mountain. And sometimes I walk up there and take off. Really nice walks straight from the house the land scape is stunning that's why I'm there.
    Waterfalls close by. Mountain lodge 6 hours walk away.stunning sun rise views.. krn mountain is behind my house and is a 6 hrs walk. Not to be mist when visiting Slovenia...

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Possible as I have fast Internet

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Space to park in the garden or car parking area, I have had 3 campevans staying at once. Which works well as people end up just sleeping in there campervans but use the house as a base.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 288153484434