Hello from Slovenia! I live on a small old farm just 15 minute walk from old historic centre of Radovljica and just 5 kilometers from lake Bled. Every other week there are also my kids, age from 9 to 13, who are eager to know every new person. And from time to time some friends who come on holiday here or just sleep over.
The real reason I decided to become a host is there are many projects I want to do but besides running my business I don't have time and in some cases skills to make them. I've also been a volunteer so I know how it feels like :)
I want to make my farm more self sustainable by permaculture principles. The goal is to produce enough vegetables for my family and also guests who come occasionally for whole year long. There is also an orchard with some old trees which provide enough apples till next summer (apple tree is traditional here) and I've planted also some other trees and berries in last years. I've got also some chicken and two cats.
Besides that I plan to build a new house (present is pretty old and not worth to reconstruct) from wood and hempcrete. In this moment I expect building permission which should come in few weeks. There are also some smaller project which can be done right now like rocket stove, sauna, greenhouse etc.
And there is of course household which also takes a lot of time. Not just cleaning. Who will sort out all the kids clothes which are too small to wear for example?
If you are happy to make organic garden, doing some practical projects, help in the household and generally have fun with new things then I can offer a warm welcome, comfortable accommodation and (mainly) vegetarian food in beautiful surroundings in exchange for 5 hours work a day (two days a week free). We are looking for people who are happy to work in more than one area - and on some days I will need everyone to pitch in with gardening or building etc. Whenever I can I will be working with you, but I also have business so sometimes you will also need to be self-directed.
We are a Slovenian-speaking household, but I speak English and Croatian/Serbian fluently, also limited German, and very little French. Also kids understand some English and German.
If you would like to join, please let me know what interests you about staying and what relevant experience/skills/enthusiasm you can bring to share. I look forward to hearing from you!
Bricolage et projets de construction
Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
Aider avec des éco-projets
Aider à la maison
S’occuper des animaux
Pratique d’une langue
I need help on different areas - gardening (work depends on season), building (depends on project which is ongoing) and general help in the house - cleaning inside and outside, sorting things etc.
Tasks are generally not physically demanding but you can expect dirty hands from time to time. And daily chores we will do together (no need to wash dishes, I've got dish washer :) )
I have space for two helpers. Accommodation will on the couch in living room (I have small house currently).
The town of Radovljica is at the foothills of the Alps. It has pretty nice old medieval centre where are running festivals and concerts all through the year. And of course all kinds of stores, olympic swimming pool, train and bus station. You have just 15 minutes walk from my home to town centre.
What is in the neighbourhood? It is just 5 kilometers to famous Bled near the lake with a small island. If you want to hike, there are unlimited options to do different hikes, also in higher mountains (we can do this together, pelase bring suitable footwear). River Sava where you can raft is just few minutes away. There are also some climbing areas where we can go together (I have climbing gear also for you). I can lend you a bicycle which is great option to know neighbourhood better. Near Radovljica is also small airport where you can take panoramic flight to the mountains (can get you flight in glider plane for aeroclub member's price). And if you want to ride a horse I've got a friend who can let it to you for a small fee.
You will have also many opportunities to make great photos of mountains and valleys between them.
Maybe you want to see Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia - I travel there every week at least once for work and I can take you there.
And please don't forget to check if your tourist insurance is still valid.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week