Permaculture project Vojnić, Croatia

5.0
(18 reviews)18

Learn about a sustainable life, permaculture & self sufficiency

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Help a sustainable project
8 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
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Learn about sustainability
15 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Expand your environmental consciousness
14 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.

Amount

€ 70

One time

Fee pays for

  • Benefits for travelers
  • Donation to project

Description

This fee is for a week long course in permaculture and sustainable living. We start your 4 weeks volunteering period here with a course that will be fun and hands-on. We have developed a program with learning about sustainable and self sufficient living, how to DO that, and how social and land based permaculture is a basis for us.

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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Tent
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Basic Internet Access
Basic speed internet for you to work remotely
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Support
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Availability

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

Here you can learn more about permaculture and a sustainable, self sufficient life in nature and how to make the world a better place. We are turning our 12 hectares into an edible landscape where tourists can camp and enjoy nature. You can help us with the animals, work on the terrain, in the garden and the food forest. After the intro week we will discuss what more you want to learn, what you enjoy the most and how you can contribute best.

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Requirements

  • Fluent English or Fluent Croatian
  • Between 18 and 80 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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18 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Permaculture Project

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 15 Learning about sustainability
  • 14 Developing environmental awareness
  • 14 Get in touch with nature
  • 9 Developing social awareness
  • 8 Meeting international travelers
  • 8 Practicing English

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 8 15. Life on land
  • 7 3. Good health and well-being
  • 6 4. Quality education
  • 3 12. Responsible consumption and production

Australia

5

I have absolutely LOVED my experience at the project and would recommend to anyone who wants to slow down and reconnect with nature. Barbara, Peter and the family were super welcoming and always made sure I had everything I needed. The working hours were as described and flexible depending on the weather and what times we decided worked best for our group. The work its self was not overly strenuous and varied from day to day. The facilities and accommodation were great. I learnt a lot about sustainability and permaculture. Super grateful for the experience !!!

13 days ago

Netherlands

5

I really enjoyed my (first) Worldpackers experience at the project! The environment is beautiful, amazingly green and peaceful. Barbara & Peter are very flexible and very happy to share all their knowledge. Also: it's a big plus that Nol is a chef-to-be, so they prepare dinner every evening! Especially for 'meat eaters' a real treat, but they took my vegetarianism in account as well! I'll definitely miss this place, and all the dogs and cats as well. Hopefully we'll meet again :)

about 2 months ago

Sweden

5

I had a very interesting and rewarding 3-week stay at the lush forest compound of Bogota the project where I stayed in my own private camper. Baking sourdough bread, foraging wild strawberries for cheesecake and nettles for soup, picking a variety of herbs for salad in the garden, learning how to make Elderberry syrup, Kombucha and fermented cleaning product. These are all recipes and methods I will carry with me for life! On my free days I visited Karlovac, the big city nearby and hiked in the national park. Croatia has been an eye-opener. Such a rich, complex and beautiful country!!!

about 2 months ago

Switzerland

5

My stay there was amazing!!! Better than expected. So much fun times and good vibes and dancing in the kitchen :) Barbara was a great host and what they achieved is wonderful! I felt very welcomed and comfortable staying there. It felt like home. 10/10 would relive the experience if i could

2 months ago

Greece

5

I went to the project as a cook, with the objective to show Nol, the cook of the family my perspective on food. We collaborated very efficiently, managed to see quite a few techniques and make delicious dishes for the family. This place is perfect for someone that wants something chill and laid back. I went before the season started, so for me that serenity was ideal , since I wanted to focus on my other job as well. I guess if you go during the summer it will be more suitable for someone who is searching for fun!! I was lucky enough to have my own room even. Thank you to all the family!!

3 months ago


Peter and Barbara replied

What a great guy he is. we discussed some values in the beginning. What came out among other things is 'Integrity'. He definitely is a man of his word. He delivered a learning to cook program at a very high quality level. He used his education and six years as a porfessional cook experience to deliver far beyond what we could expect. We can recommend him as Lazaros, as a kitchen master and as a great guy to have yround. Thank you again dear Lazaros. Greetings and hugs from Bogata Suma family.

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