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Country Life Academy

Would you like to live a good life in the countryside too, but you don't know where to start?
We developed a program to help people realize their dreams of living a good rural life. A program that helps you design your first and later steps to a peaceful and fulfiling life in the countryside.

We invite people to come to Bogata Suma and live their dream in a 10-day program, as a try out, to learn and to grow towards your dream life.
You will be here with other families, couples or singles that have a similar dream.

The purpose of these 10 days is to give you a headstart and a good basic knowledge that will save you time and money. Besides lots of tools and inspiration and a design for your future country life.

Country Life Academy

Program Country Life Academy 10 days intensive

The program will be full of practical tools and information, interactive and hands-on. You can work on your own dream and develop various aspects of it. You will make a mood sheet and a personal project design that you can take home, together with lots of knowledge, ideas and inspiration to make further steps on your path.

Subjects that will be covered:
Systems for thinking and learning
What is quality of life
Communities world wide
Making a mood board for your vision
Land: checklist for your wishes and needs, reading the landscape, zoning and designing
Making a personal design for your ideal life
Project management, the order of things
Food self sufficiency, gardening, tree crops
Other people, communication styles, thinking styles, learning styles
Community building, team building, group works, conflict management
Volunteer attraction and management
Construction: how to build a small house or stable, what do chickens need
Animals, functions
Tools, which tool is right for the job, maintenance
Money, multiple income streams, funding, 100 ways to earn (extra) money


Venue and food Country Life Academy

These 10 days you will stay at Bogata Šuma, our permaculture paradise in the heart of Croatia, surrounded by hills and forests. An example of how you can turn wilderness into a beautiful edible landscape.

There will be inspiring people and lovely animals, fantastic, colourful and healthy organic food from the terrain, evening campfires and a million stars in the night.

> Contact us for more information about the 10 day course!

Live your dreams!

We offer personal coaching for people that want to get help with making steps on their path to living their dreams.

Interested in this program to live your dreams?

Contact Peter by phone (+385 95 5088572) or by e-mail


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Bogata Šuma

about us
you're welcome
the name Bogata Suma
"eco" for us
self sufficienct living

Barbara Scheltus
Peter Scheltus

digital nomads welcome!

artist in residence

eco venue Croatia
venue with organic food
venue pictures

picture gallery
pictures forest garden
pictures natural home
pictures ecological garden


Permaculture farm in Croatia

permaculture @ Bogata Suma
permaculture principles 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
our permaculture designs
natural resources
compost and fertilizers

goat stable
rabbit palace
chicken garden design
permaculture greenhouse
forest gardens
food forest
food savannah
net and pan orchard
tree guillds
garden projects
- terraced garden beds
- keyhole gardens
- edible fence
natural playground
natural playground design
the house
strawbale insulation
compost toilet
summer kitchen
natural swim pond


What we do

calender of workshops & courses
permaculture workshops
Cultural Emergence
permaculture teacher Barbara Scheltus

Country Life Academy

micro restaurant The Table

volunteering with us
volunteers about us
pictures with volunteers

Camping in nature

in Google maps

Camping in nature
Our permaculture camp site

"eco" for us
Welcome at our table
Our ideas about food

venue in nature in Croatia
venue with catering
venue pictures


Bogata Šuma,   Call +385-95-5555677,   mail