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Area (ha): 12
Persons: 1 - 6
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 21499
Country: Croatia

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Last Updated: June 15, 2020

You are welcome at our permaculture family homestead in the hills in inland Croatia. We live a simple, healthy, colourful, 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.

In this (Corona virus) period we are preparing for better times, by constructing gypsy wagons, a beautifully designed sheep stable, and maybe also a fantastic play-sleep tower for tourist families.

Carpenters, wood workers and people with experience in construction are therefore very welcome!

Another line of our development is in the kitchen. Our son (16) wants to be a chef so chefs are extra welcome!

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 like to make our own (sourdough) bread, crackers, cookies, fruit wines, jams, syrups, sauerkraut, yogurt, mayonnaise, kimchi & kefir.
We collect various (medicinal) herbs for the kitchen, for tea, tinctures and oils, cosmetic products and cleaning products.

We live with quite some animals: 5 cats (mouse & squirrel catchers), 2dogs (for fun and to guard the other animals), various amounts of rabbits (manure and meat producers) and chickens (compost turners, bug hunters, for eggs & meat), bees (but 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 growing into a permaculture nut farm where people can camp for a peaceful holiday in nature.

You can help us (4-5 hours per day, 5 days a week, for at least 2 weeks) with construction work, furniture making, the garden, 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's tasks. Like making jam, drying fruits, collecting seeds, hunting bugs...

You stay for at least 2 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, curious 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.
We normally get more than 400 requests a year so you need to make it a PERSONAL message with your motivation!

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