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All Year: Mid March - mid October
Area (ha): 12
Persons: 1 - 8
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 21499
Country: Croatia

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Last Updated: February 26, 2019

Our place is a permaculture family homestead on the top of a hill in inland Croatia. We have a simple, healthy, holistic lifestyle as practical realists. We like to create a sustainable habitat by following nature's patterns.
We use permaculture principles to develop our terrain and our life. We care for the earth, for the people around us, for the future and we like to share our abundance with you.
Especially people with their PDC certificate are welcome to experience permaculture in practice!

We live a simple, mostly self sufficient life off the land. We love to prepare delicious dishes with ingredients from the garden and our stable. We make our own (sourdough) bread, crackers, cookies, fruit wines, jams, syrups, sauerkraut, yogurt, mayonnaise, kimchi & kefir.
We collect various (medicinal) herbs for tea, tinctures and oils, cosmetic products and for the kitchen.

We live with quite some animals: 4 cats (mouse & squirrel catchers), 3 dogs (as doorbell & guard), various amounts of rabbits (lawn mowers, for manure and meat) and chickens (compost turners, bug hunters, for eggs & meat), bees (we are newbie beekeepers) and soon also turkeys, goats and sheep (terrain cleaners for milk, wool and meat). And Barbara wants a peacock.

The homestead is slowly turning into a permaculture nut farm where people can camp for a holiday in nature.

Here you can learn what permaculture is, how we apply permaculture principles on the land and in our lives, and how you can use it in your life.
You can see how we observed our land and our life, thought of solutions for our needs, put a design on paper and how thisis implemented on the terrain and in our lives.

You can help us (4-5 hours per day, 5 days a week) with the garden, with cleaning parts of the terrain, making the camp site more beautiful and turning the terrain into an edible landscape. The animals need fences, the paths need wood chips mulch, we can do some pruning, taking care of the (polyculture, no dig) garden, composting and mulching with various methods, and you can help us with everyday tasks. Like making jam, drying fruits, collecting seeds, hunting bugs...

Our hobbies are cooking and having camp fires, making/learning to play music (we have a guitar, a piano, a flute, a cajon and a djembe), blacksmithing, making natural cosmetics and working with raw sheep wool (cleaning it and turning it into yarn or a felted purse).

You stay for at least 4 weeks to be part of our life and get a good overview of all aspects of a fulfilling, sustainable life in the countryside.
You need a certain amount of independence, curiosity, flexibility and fun and don't mind dirty hands, cuddly cats and noisy kids :-)

If you eat vegan or your main motivation is consuming travelling and to have a cheap place to stay, please do not apply.

Please write a personal message (to Peter and Barbara) about you, what you want to learn, why, what we can learn from you, your skills and your dream future, so we can setup a good stay for you.
Please send us a PERSONAL message with your motivation! We get around 300 requests a year so you need to tell us why you want to come to us, otherwise you'll get our standard reply!

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