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Off grid family welcomes other families at our moneyless eco village near Lipik, Croatia

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  • Activité récente: 29 févr. 2024



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  • Description


    We are a very big, nature oriented off grid family, including parents with 6 beautiful kids.
    This family lives in amazing nature of Croatian picturesque hills and we would like to invite anyone that resonates with our story to come and visit us, help out in countless tasks and daily assignments that we are faced with in building self sustainable permaculture paradise that only uses minimal amounts of exclusively natural energy, material and resources :)

    We live in a very small village, extremely calm, on the edge of absolute wilderness but still relatively close to civilization.
    Nature has blessed us with some amazing gifts which include pristine nature, many water sources and streams on our 6 acre land, intact forest full of wildlife, mushrooms, berries, medicinal herbs and above all many hours of sunshine :)
    Only thing that we need to do is to follow the footsteps of ancient civilizations and native tribes just listening, observing and enjoying in those little moments that just fly by us if we are not conscious and prepared.

    We accept everyone with open hearts but our favourite visitors would be big families like our own, with many kids, to connect with on many levels of physical and mental awareness.
    In perfect scenario building together a very strong, bonded, self sustainable community of families with many kids that respect and need nature in everyday lives with
    no arrogance, selfishness or greed in mind at all.

    We practice natural parenting, unschooling our kids and really basic and minimalist lifestyle.
    The meaning of our off grid life is to get back to ourselves and nature, and really attract other families like magnets to share how easy
    it is to leave civilization and all the benefits and conveniences in our everyday lives. Owning as little as possible makes us extremely
    happy and sets our family free to create and direct any moment in our lives as we wish and feel.

    Learning, listening and bonding with nature and our kids is something delicate and precious, and we try to get better at it every day.

    Our cleaning and hygiene products are completely natural and made on site exclusively with our parents/kids hands.

    Our approach to food is minimal, optimal and sustainable. We love what we have and we appreciate the abundance of what nature provides us daily.
    We eat an predominantly plant-based, wholefoods diet based on what grows wild in our local
    environment and what we grow ourselves in our permaculture garden.
    Our staple foods include mushrooms, walnuts, chestnuts, hemp seeds, chickpea, beans, buckwheat,
    berries, local tubers, fruits and vegetables...

    We love our life, enjoying natural foods, creating elaborate but mindful feasts, family parties, to enjoy food, hanging out, playing musical instruments, laughing and singing together.
    There are no special talents needed, we love folk art, self taught musicians and chefs, not every note or meal has to be perfect, we just loose ourselves in the moment and let the magic happen,
    combining ingredients to create a special and different meal every time or special hillbilly music every time :)

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We will do our best to present you and even immerse you in our local lifestyle, wildlife, activities, feasts, happenings and cuisine if you are interested in expanding your views.

    We are also very eager to hear your stories about your country, culture, language, cuisine and all other aspects of your life that you wish to share with us ;)

    Some of the forgotten activities in today's world that we practice are:
    - looking at the beautiful clear sky full of stars,
    - waking up early to capture the magic of morning mist and dew,
    - crafting wood products using only forgotten hand tools
    - gardening and planting without chemicals with ladybugs in mind
    - enjoy your kids faces and reactions when eating first strawberry of the season
    - observing the magic of those small creatures called fireflies and their light show that we get blessed with every night
    - taking a nap in a hammock on a cool evening of a hot summer day listening to an amazing frog orchestra playing every night just for us :)

    Living off grid, producing our own electricity on hydro power, writing letters and books with pen and paper instead of going digital all the time, enjoying the light of a natural wax candle instead of lights glowing all the time.

    If you like the location when you visit us, you may be able to buy a property of your own as a lot of plots of land and houses are up for sale around here usually for a very small amounts of money.

    We have many years of experience being vegan and raw vegan so we are prepared to share all of our knowledge about this kind of diet,
    all the upsides and downsides, including intermittent fasting, and complete life transformation which includes cold showers, breathing exercises and meditation.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

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  • Aide


    *** January 2024 update ***

    We had a decent number of guests who stayed with us for only a short time so now we have a much better understanding who will really fit in with us. We honestly feel that any kind of connection is possible only with people who stay for at least one month of dedicated time to really help us with work on projects and to sincerely bond with us by being immersed in our lifestyle.

    Workawayers are now expected to stay for at least one month, with being fair and responsible to the work that needs to be done, fulfilling their hours of help.

    We are primarily focused on hosting big families with a lot of children, creating beautiful connections and hopefully attracting these families to buy a property here in our eco village.

    Properties are located in amazing nazure, lots of water sources, lots of sunshine and wildlife. The prices of houses and land are absurdly low.

    In the past year we welcomed two new families so there is now 3 families in our growing eco village with total of 6 parents and 12 kids among us 😊 One other family is joining us also with 4 kids, hopefully soon if paperwork goes smooth.

    *** January 2024 update ***

    Our plans and activities in the next 12 months that we need a lot of help with include:

    - establishing many raised and hugelkultur beds
    - taking care of our organic garden which includes watering, weeding, mulching
    - cleaning and expanding our lake filled with flowing spring water
    - building a living willow fence around our property
    - planting a big fruit orchard based on ancient varieties of fruits and nuts
    - building a new house with oak frame, straw clay walls and green roof
    - helping out around house, everyday tasks and playing with kids, teaching them languages or skills you might have
    - building small cottages for other volunteers to be able to stay
    - setting up a small and completely free off grid family hostel and plant based organic restaurant relying only on guests donations

    In general, we mostly need building and carpentry skills, gardening and permaculture skills but you are also welcome with any other skills you might be able to offer, including honest friendship :)

    Ultimate goal and plan would be to build a small, eco-friendly and self sustainable village with 8-10 families living together in harmony with their own set of values.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Bosnian: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Croatian: Courant
    Allemand: Intermédiaire
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    We are always as a family with kids very eager to improve our language skills so anyone with a desire to share their language skills is more than welcome ;)

  • Hébergement


    You will be settled inside our cosy family house with your own room whether as a individual or as a family, there is plenty of space and beds inside. You are also welcome to park a trailer or an RV on our property as there is plenty of parking space available.

    There is a outdoor toilet available but you can also use the forest toilet anywhere around you ;)

    We offer a lot of organic and fresh food from our land, wild or self grown, a lot of fermented foods, sourdough bread baked in all natural clay oven, a lot of new ingredients celebrated in colourful dishes.

    We are surrounded with fresh sources of water so there is an abundance of water available for drinking and for bathing.

    As a volunteer you will be included as a part of our family to our table for any meal and any activity, but you are also welcome to prepare any special meals for yourself whenever you feel the need.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There is a lot of activities that you can do around here including hiking, local sightseeing, riding mountain bikes, forest meditation, exploring local lakes and rivers, mountain tops, visiting local farmers markets, and many other possibilities and activities that we are going to help you with very gladly.

    We own a big family 9 seater van, so you will be more than welcome to join us on any camping trip, local sightseeing and social activities or you can borrow our van and get some freedom and privacy for yourself as a individual or as a big family. There is also a possibility of local train transportation available very near to our property, which is very well connected with entire Croatia.

    Labeling us as vegans is completely wrong, and we avoid those kind of labels as we want to live a fully aware life being present in every decision that we make.

    We listen to our body and try to heal ourselves with natural, local and organic food, so if you are a militant vegan involved in activism please avoid us as we will not get along very well.

    We don't follow any particular religion, but we practice our own spirituality in harmony with nature as we found our church in the nature around us celebrating our creator everyday.

    Being open to every human being that has some honest intentions makes us aware of different human needs and characters so we strive to never being judgmental towards no one.

    Still, we like to talk and discuss about any values that originate from any religion in terms of making a community that is based on honesty, integrity, joy and absolute presence in every moment, helping out each out and really understanding what mindfulness is all about.

    If you feel that you resonate with our story we welcome you to stay for as long as you want, even being open to building yourself a small cottage on our land out of natural materials.
    Our ultimate goal is to share all the goods we have and to establish a community based on love, integrity and trust, striving towards a community that is completely self sufficient and even abandoning this insane monetary and economic system some day.

    Our basic set of values is completely based on avoiding harming the nature, which includes predominantly plant based diet, never killing animals for our own needs.

    Our homestead is chemicals free zone, we don't need any kind of toxins like alcohol, drugs or cigarettes so they are not welcome on our property. Reasonable amounts of wine and beer are okay if you can keep them in moderation and stay friendly ;)

    We would prefer to host long term volunteers especially families with many kids, that we can bond with, share some real life human values and create a big society of like minded people.

    If we get along great and understand each other fully, we would have no problem offering you a place on our land to build yourself a home out of natural materials.

    If you are tired of cities, routines and schedules, wanting to go back to the countryside and live a slow and fulfilled life, you will love it here with us.

    If you love nature, trying to learn from her and not harm her in any way, also become more aware of your decisions in life and bring back your inner child, you will absolutely love it here with us.

    If you already know or you want to learn how to enjoy life living with minimalism, enjoying your resting time and working hard when needed, devoting yourself to projects with natural materials, you will want to come and stay with us for a long time :)

    We have a lot of children as you already know, so you have to love children and be ready for their different phases, all the good and the bad moments, and also be prepared for the fact that their way of life, their way of thinking will trigger your inner child, all the unfulfilled wishes and thoughts you had as a child.

    If you want to grow as a person on any level, and as a family on any level, thinking about higher purpose of life, getting to know and healing yourself and your entire family, you will love it here with us.

    As a family, we are very open to new ideas, suggestions, initiatives that you might offer, we don't feel like we know everything and we are also prepared to learn from you.

    So please, think about everything written in our profile, we can create something beautiful together, some amazing and long lasting friendships, but if you have any doubts about this kind of lifestyle, please don't waste yours or our time in this short life.

    To make sure that you took your time and read this profile carefully please mention the keyword "Gridlessness" in your message to us.

    We want to have individuals and families here that are on the same path as we are, sharing the knowledge and progressing further together.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Campervans, motorhomes or trailers of any size and kind are more than welcome onto our property as there is plenty of space to park them.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. We expect every volunteer to be responsible and really help us with projects. We are always fair and ready to adjust the schedule if needed.

N° de référence hôte : 498165394632

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