Short-term ESC in Slovenia

27 maj
Rok prijave 31.05.2024

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Sunny Hill is a sustainable homestead run by a couple in their mid-50s. Together with volunteers and a group of individuals who regularly spend longer periods on the spot we form a small and cozy community. Sunny Hill is also a venue for weekend and week-long workshops and events, connected to nature, community building, and sustainable lifestyles. Volunteers engage in everyday tasks on the homestead and learn a range of practical skills: care for the goats, milking and producing cheese, yoghurt, cottage cheese. Working on the garden, harvest and preserve food for winter. Collecting herbs and process them. Help with maintenance of the house, engage in the kitchen activities, bake bread. Besides these practical shores, volunteers can support with social media.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

The house was renovated in 2016 and offers comfortable living conditions. We use dry toilets to save water, and we use only environment-friendly cosmetics and cleaning products, as we recycle water and use it for our gardens. You will live in a room equipped with two beds, a closet, and a desk. The size of the room is about 12 m2. Max. 2 volunteers in a room. We share a kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Usually, there are between 4-8 people in the house including volunteers and guests. When we organise events the number of people in the house can increase up to 20.

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY

You will learn by doing. All tasks will be explained in detail, as well as the whole process. You will get short lesson about permaculture principles, regenerative lifestyle, household with minimal footprint on the environment. You'll learn about compstong and recycling. You will also get information about group dynamics and community building.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Sunny Hill is a suitable environment for nature lovers, who love silence, and enjoy long walks, reading books, painting, or playing instruments. It’s for people who enjoy working outside. The work is often organized independently (with the previous assistance of the coordinator). For many, staying at Sunny Hill has been a life-changing experience, that through the connection with nature brought them to a better connection with themselves.

ACTIVITY DATES

 A total of 8 week(s) during the period 01/05/2024 to 31/07/2024


ACTIVITY LOCATION

 Topolovec 29, Hrvoji, 6272 Gračišče Slovenia


 Individual volunteering


LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM

Slovenia, Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, France, Croatia, Georgia, North Macedonia, Serbia, Netherlands


ACTIVITY TOPICS

 Environment and natural protection


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

 Application deadline: 31/05/2024

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