Permaculture camping experience
Camping on our permaculture farm gives you a peaceful stay in nature. We provide you with a nice big camping spot, in the sun or in the shade, where you can enjoy your privacy, quietness, bird songs, owls hooting in the night and the million stars.
It is possible to eat with the family (and volunteers from all over the world). Our teenage son learns to be a chef and together with his mother they cook delicious colorful, healthy meals with ingredients from the terrain.
We live mostly self sufficient with our “vegetable park” (why make a garden ugly if it can be beautiful!), a food forest and a “food savannah”, a polyculture nut orchard and a beautiful (edible) landscape design.
Peace and Quiet
Pets in the house
We cook with fresh ingredients from our land. Colorful salads with wild herbs and edible flowers, roots and vegetables from the garden, potatoes from a local farmer, home made pasta (with eggs from our chickens) and occasionally rice. Because rice does not grow locally.
Our meals are healthy, colorful and varied and locally sourced. What we don't produce ourselves (yet), we like to buy at the farmers market in the village or in Karlovac, or at neighbors. If we spend our money in the local economy, we invest in our area.
Meat we eat not every day. Locally sourced, preferably our own rabbits or a pig from the neighbors so we know that the animal had a good life. And of course eating meat is optional.
Why we can't cater vegan
Besides the food aspect, there is also a permaculture reason why we can't do vegan. Nature thrives with variety, diversity. Nature isn't picky, doesn't import from far; everything has it's own place, it's own climate with all it's aspects. We are nature and nature is our biggest teacher.
We like to think in cycles, giving & taking: our chickens eat our food scraps and turn the compost, we let them hunt bugs in the garden and they give us their eggs. And at the end of their life, we turn and old scruffy chicken into a delicious and healthy soup that we eat with gratefulness.
Rabbits eat from our 12 hectares of greens, we use their straw and manure as rich mulch in the garden and when they are mature, they feed us. We butcher them ourselves, with love and care and respect.
We host workshops about permaculture and personal development on our terrain. A few times per year a shaman, trained in Uruguay, comes to facilitate a cleansing ritual for guests.