Raspberry organic farm

Our organic farm is located in east Slovenia (near Celje) on a beautifull hill. Our family decided 8 years ago to move from town, to the countryside. Since our movement, the farm keeps on growing. We started with cattle breeding.
We have 4ha of pastures, where we graze Highland cattles. On the farm are also laying hens.
On almost 1ha we grow raspberries. The picking season is from beggining of july, till the end of september- depending on the weather.
We have also a lot of different work every season.

We need 5 hours help per day (for 1 or 2 persons), one day per week off (ussually sunday- but it depends on the weather). The main work is from july till october when the picking season for raspberries is (we pick them ussually from 06.00-10.00 sometimes also in the evening from 18.00-20.00 - depends of the quantity of raspberries and weather). At that time also weeding the plant is needed- we ussualy do that in the evening hours. We also need occasional help by taking care of the animals (feeeding, watter supply, animal pasture, health control,..) all our animals are friendly and easy to take care of. The occasional help is also broming around farm, tidying up (outside), renovation, different repairs, firewood prepraration,lawn moving and other small projects. But the main help needed on our farm is picking the raspberries. We have a seperate residental facility with bathroom and one big room (bedroom with three single beds which is partially seperated with living room- big sofa) and with cooker- option to prepare coffe, tea or an easy basic meal (breakfast meals, pasta, soup…) and fridge. Free Wi-fi available. In summer (July,August) breakfast/meal is recommended before 06.30 or after 10.30. Becouse of the heat between 11.00-16.00 is it not posiible to work on the field. Between 12.00-15.00 we provide warn meal. Breakfest and dinner is up to each individual, we just provide you basic food for meal. In the area many activities are possible (hiking, lakes, city center, river,..) bike is available on our farm, or if you wish, we can also arrange you transport to a start spot and then pick you up (we can transport you up to 10 km away from or farm or we can take you to bus or train station in you want to visit distant places). If you are looking for quiet place, sorounded with animals, endless forest and desire to contribute to organic farming, feel free to contact us. The identification document is requered, short CV, and reasons why do you think you would be suitable for helping on our farm.

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Brazil

5

Monika and her family are absolutely adorable people. Their business and life style are so inspiring, they are respectful and accountable towards the nature and the people around them. If you are looking for a place to retreat from the craziness of the city, to reconnect with yourself, to be surrounded by a mighty nature, to connect with amazing people and learn about sustainability, this is the place to go!

7 months ago

Germany

5

My experience at Monika's farm was truly exceptional. Monika and her family are absolutely kind, hard-working, and fun people. They created a very positive social atmosphere in which I felt extremely comfortable. I even extended my stay. The accommodation was flawless. The farm tasks, though not overly demanding, demanded a keen eye. The surrounding area has lots of nature, and there are usually many options to explore nearby areas or cities. I had a time full of genuine laughter, cultural exchange, and pleasure to work outdoors.

7 months ago

Spain

5

Meet Monika and her family there was a wonderfull experience. They are very nice and lovely, she is always tacking care about everything and she wants that everyone feels good. They are going to make you feel part of their family :)
The work is not heavy, they only ask you compromise and stay focus in your tasks.
You can go where you want in your free time, they are always open to taking you whereever or even go with you. Without doubt they are meravellous people and It's a perfect place where going as a volunteer. I hope will return and enjoy more time with them!

7 months ago

Chile

5

The best volunteering experience we have had. The place for the volunteers is very good, the work is simple, the times are respected and you can always comment on any changes. Monika, Jure and Filip have made sure that we feel at home and very loved. Thank you all very much and we hope to return to the farm at some point!

7 months ago

Chile

5

My experience was very good! I completely recommend this volunteering. Monika and her family were very kind and concerned. We spent quality time at the farm and they also took us around the city. Everything really beautiful. We had a great time and ate delicious lunches hehe. Pick Berries! you won't regret it :) 🩷

7 months ago


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