Living in an Alpine village in the north of Slovenia our day-to-day motivation is living it: the life of the mountains. We run a small organic farm with herbs and berries, Matej works with wood besides and we both work with tourists coming to our vallley searching for the small secrets a local knowledge can reveal. And we do have small kids and a dog, so anybody not wanting company of either is better off rethinkig before the application:)
Bricolage et projets de construction
Aide dans une ferme
Aide à la maison
The main draw to our place would be the splendid mountain environment: it is perfect for anybody with desire for vertical horizons (and with some experiences), and we are more than happy to facilitate your visits into the mountains, as both have quite some experiences in mountaineering and equipment to lend. The second would be work with nature, the knowledge we gained throug the years about it - and the third is the stories we all bring to the table, no? We have been hosts at Helpx for eight years now and do know the richness of encouters brought through working togheter and sharing the meals, and enjoy it from both sides - and if the comments on our helpx page are any indication, so did our volunteers.
We try to grow as much own food as possible here in the mountains, so most of the work will be farming-on-the-tiny-scale-related, patient work of working the land, working with plants, working in nature - and learning to grow your own food on the way. Matej has often some woodworking projects on the plate, so if you have some experience with it, you can join him there as well. There is always some work around the house too, so the tasks will be varied enough not to feel bored to quickly.
We do grow some surplus of herbs and berries for sale - you might want to join in that part as well if you want to learn more, but as it is not in workaway policy to allow volunteres to participate in paid projects without remuneration, you can't do much more then observe.
Accomodation: a room with kitchenette/living room/spare bed facilities, another bedroom if needed, restroom&shower - and a big garden and the vast outdoor:)
Cooking, eating and socializing: As spring and summer are the busiest part of the year and we enjoy new culinary delights, we are most happy if we take turns in meal preparation (and a house rule is that whoever is not cooking is cleaning afterwards, so cooking might be in your interest as well:D). We do provide some food for the other meals as well (meaning the basics and what is fresh from the garden). With small kids we are not a good evening company, so lunch is the social event of the day. And sure: you'll get the most out of your stay if you know how to enjoy exploring on your own.
More on the tourist part of your stay is on local tourist site, .
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (but can be organized as suits better both sides)