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Bogata Suma permaculture farm in Croatia


Permaculture designs Bogata Suma

Barbara Scheltus wrote some permaculture designs for our life and our land. For the social permaculture designs she was mentored by Looby Macnamara.

With permaculture designs it is like artwork: it's never finished. There are always new insights, new developments, new ideas...

Overall permaculture design for Bogata Suma
Design about our life and our land
80% finished

Sustainable community with young and elderly
Design about starting a sustainable comunity where young and old can live together.
90% finished. Needs chapter about attracting community members and how to live together.
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Nut farm design
About how and why to setup our polyculture nut orchard.
90% finished
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Natural greywater cleaning swim pond design
About how and where we can make a natural pond that filters our greywater and gives us a nice spot to swim.
50% finished

A garden for the chickens
Nice design, needs new ideas because chickens do much more damage than planned.
75% finished.

Forest garden and food savannah
An extensive design about our edible landscape and fruit park. Is still a bit behind the facts.
75% finished

Facilitator design
About how to develop myself as a permaculture facilitator.
90% finished; this will remain a work in progress.
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Speak fluent Croatian design
How to learn better Croatian? About learning styles and creative solutions.
99% finished!
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Design "Give me a break"
Design about How not a "pause" (stop in the action) but a "break" (step back) helps me to be more effective.
40% finished

A balanced family life with hosting guests and volunteers
How can we set a positive, including culture in our community with people from all over the world, and keep our family culture. A design about living with vision and values, and helpful routines.
20% finished

Our ultimate home
Design for the ultimate passive family home that uses Nature's elements in a positive way.
10% finished; lots of ideas, not on paper.

"Homemaking with our family" design
Design about how to get our household in a flow.
50% finished

My unfashionable minimalistic capsule wardrobe
A personal permaculture design about how to make the world a better place while dressing myself better with just a few good pieces.
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"When we started developing our terrain in 2009, we used permaculture principles to design our property. We had a year of observing the terrain and developing our vision:

A self sufficient, sustainable, beautiful and abundant life in harmony with nature"

map of our terrain

Permaculture design 01: map current terrain Bogata Suma Croatia

Permaculture zones map Bogata Suma

Permaculture slopes map Bogata Suma

Permaculture sector analysis - base map Bogata Suma

Permaculture design micro climates Bogata Suma

Permaculture design micro climates Bogata Suma

Permaculture design wind breaks Bogata Suma

Permaculture design wind breaks Bogata Suma

Permaculture design wildlife Bogata Suma

Permaculture design house water management Bogata Suma

Permaculture design zone 0 top floor balcony design Bogata Suma

Permaculture design zone 1 kitchen garden design Bogata Suma



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Bogata Suma

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
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
permaculture teacher Barbara Scheltus
personal development
garden workshops
forest garden workshop
workshop herbs
workshops felting and wool
workshops blacksmithing

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 Suma,   GPS 45.21798,15.41358,   Call +385-95-5555677,   mail