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Construction work

Greenhouse in the permaculture garden House and goat stable Glasshouse with recycled windows from the school Compost toilet in the forest Compost toilet in the forest Summer kitchen Strawbales insulation Rabbit palace

Greenhouse - goat stable - glasshouse - compost toilet - summer kitchen - strawbales insulation - rabbit palace


The main house

TerraceOur terrain had a "ruin": a house that was abandoned during the Yugoslavian war. We used mostly natural and local materials to rebuild it, like strawbales from a farmer in Zivkovic Kosa, kaolin clay from the mine in the forest, sand from our land, and tree trunks from our forest.

We packed the stone house in strawbales for insulation. On top we constructed an extra wooden attick (wood, second hand bricks, and wool as isolation) as a 1,5 floor penthouse for the family.
An important part of the house is the big balcony on top. The balcony (about 25 square meters) is as an extra room.

The house has a lot of glass on the south-east side.
The roof has an overhang so the sun does come into the house in winter, but stays out in summer.

We re-used materials like (beautifull) old bricks, the oak wood from an old house and used round tiles on the roof.
The glasshouse is entirely built with old windows from the local school!


Constructing a rabbit palace with local natural materials


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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

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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

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Camping in nature
Our permaculture camp site

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

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