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Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 42389
Country: Slovenia

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Last Updated: April 28, 2019

Hello ;) are you ready to try real farm life in April 2019 till december 2019?

**Next to all dear volunteers which we host for couple of weeks, we are also looking for a volunteer for a longer time *(2 - 4 months)* to work and live with us. Are you interested? Let us know. Hvala :) **

*April - end of December*: Help out on the field with vegetables, harvesting, weeding, trimming/clening/washing vegetables and get it ready for market, help in and outside the house, cleaning, feeding animals, ... Interested? :)

Let us know

Who are we? ;)

Our farm is an organic farm on which four generations of our family live and work. We produce organic vegetables and raise our animals organically. From May until December we require a lot of help this is when we prepare the land for planting and harvesting the vegetables we produce. We would like to invite people who love animals and nature and the freedom of the great outdoors to our wonderful mountainside farm. We appreciate your help and as much as we are willing to teach you all aspects of farming life, working the land and working with the tractor and other machinery we also like to learn from you if you have skills in farming. We also feel it is very important to educate young people of the importance of eco-living and eco-farming. In-short: We would be glad to host you. Please donít worry if some of our family members do not speak perfect English we can communicate in German and Italian too. However, the most important thing of all is - we are here to learn from each other and have fun in the process.

When we live together is also important to respect some ground rools of living and working together:
We live as a family together with our dear volunteers, and that why we wish that also everybody is helping in every aspect. Because farming is not only work in the field, its much more than that.

HELP on the farm:
- we respect every single minute you spend helping us on the farm. And we are really thankful when you do your work really good and with pasion. We understand that you can not know everything, thats why we are here to teach, to show and to help you to learn new skills which are needed for a life on a farm ;)

Help is 5hrs a day, 5 days a week.weekends are off. If you decide to stay on the farm for weekend, we ask you for help in exchange for food.

2 big new rooms with bunk beds. Each room has 2 bunk beds. Dorm. Sheets & blankets & pillows are provided. (!!No sleeping-bags allowed!!) Why - to keep room and mattrases clean

Bathroom is used with other volunteers.

If you want and the weather is fine, you can also sleep on a hay/barn...many options. ;)

There is a place for a van a couple of meters away from the house. Please always clean bathroom/kitchen/your room after using it, so everybody can have a fresh and clean place. Important: When taking a shower please take a short shower and dont let the water run, if you dont use it at the moment.

We respect water (our village has its own water source/spring) and nature very much and this has to be cherished and consumed wisely. Thank you.

Breakfast & Lunch & dinner & snacks inbetween: there are all ingridiens which you need to cook an awsome lunch for you (all volunteers) and for 2 -3 family members. Always a nice experience.

Most important: dont miss a single sunset and enjoy every minute here. Get to know people, place and nature.

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