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Drustvo za sonaravno in ustvarjalno bivanje SAJAN

Drustvo za sonaravno in ustvarjalno bivanje SAJAN

Sp. Hlapje 2, 2222, Jakobski dol, Slovenia

+386 68 631 766

beschreibung der einrichtung

Association for sustainable and creative life SAJAN (Društvo za sonaravno in ustvarjalno bivanje SAJAN) is a non-government, non-profit organization working with the aim of encouraging and educating people about sustainable, alternative lifestyle possibilities with a note of creativity. The organisation was established in 2016. Program of the Association includes: events, workshops on organic gardening, recycling (wood, ceramics, etc.) renewable energies, sustainable ways of living, sharing experiences and social wellbeing. Aim of the association is also to explore potentials of abandoned farms and by doing that encourage (young) people to take responsibility for their empowerment and care on all levels of living.
The Association is located on the organic, artistic homestead SAJAN (established in 2010 on a foundation of partly abandoned farm, owned and lead by a creative tandem and married couple Saša & Janja R. Potočki) in the northern-eastern part of Slovenia. Homestead SAJAN acts as an educational organic farm with the emphasis on permaculture agriculture and preservation of natural habitats and indigenous species. Its founders also act as eco-artist, so the homestead is always in a creative and experimental dynamic (creative and organic building). Homestead SAJAN has a role of hosting centre for visitors that wish to gain alternative exploration and sustainable lifestyle possibilities. If you are interested in learning about sustainable ways of living with an emphasis on organic farming and natural & creative building and modelling, if you would like to be included and contribute to sustainable local projects in the field of environmentalism and eco-art, then we are the right place for you. You will spend your days helping on organic farming (self-sufficient food production, herbs cultivation and natural herbal cosmetics, handmade production, etc.), get to know alternative natural building techniques (clay, wood) and create with organic materials (pottery, wood) – that will give you an aspect of meaningful work, which can bring sense in your everyday life. Get yourself involved in different activities and projects on the homestead SAJAN e.g. sustainable building, organic gardening & seed production, creative workshops (mosaics, pottery, wood ...), Zen meditation practising. We will support and accompany you on an inspiring homesteading journey back to your roots. Embrace the simple life and be creative with us!
The main building is a family building, where the founders of the homestead SAJAN live with their two little sons, so beside the eco-creative wave there is always a playful family atmosphere. We kindly share kitchen and living room in the ground floor of the house. The upper floor is our family privacy. Beside the house there is a workshop space still in building process, than a warehouse and shark. Near the house is a little stall for our Minnesota piglet Rosy and chicken house. We are semi-vegetarian (we consume eggs, milk & milk products, fish & seafood) and we keep animals as our farm mates. During the project we will provide healthy semi-vegetarian food for all guests on the homestead.
For the volunteer we will provide a private living space next to the house in spring and summer (wooden summer house with living room, little-kitchen and bedroom, solar shower and compost toilets), so the staying during the summer will be even more holiday like (or in house, if the project will be in autumn and winter). There will be a summer shower and a compost toilet available for all guests on the homestead. Household appliances which are needed (washing machine, dryer, vacuum cleaner, etc.) are located in the main house and can be used by everyone.
Homestead SAJAN is located on a sunny hill in a village named Jakobski dol in the north-eastern region of Slovenia, with around 2000 inhabitants. The village has a market, a church, a school and a kindergarten, some sport fields (football, volleyball, basketball). The farm is located 2, 5 km from the village centre. The village itself is connected by a public transportation to Maribor (bus transfer at least 4 times a day). Maribor, which is the second largest city in Slovenia, is only 20km away, half an hour taking the bus transfer.
So, if you are seeking for a beautiful environment, creative atmosphere and would like to learn and experience on alternative lifestyle approaches, you are welcome to spend some time with us.


This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

InklusionskategorieAufnehmende ProjekteEntsendende ProjekteKoordinierende ProjekteAufnehmende EinrichtungSupporting organisation
Economic obstacles
Cultural differences
Geographical obstacles

This organisation is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+ Volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Freiwilligentätigkeit

Role gültig bis
PIC no: 907501252 | Last updated on 24/08/2018

Schwerpunktbereiche der Einrichtung

Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Fischerei

Intercultural/intergenerational education and (lifelong)learning

Kreativität und Kultur