The Jurij Homestead, a monument of local importance, is located in the settlement of Občine at the edge of the region of Dry Carniola. Due to cultural, ethnological, regional, historic and other exceptional characteristics it has a special meaning for sharing information about the life of country folk in the time before, during and right after World War II.
The homestead is compact and is composed of a single-storey farmhouse, an outhouse, a wooden granary, a barn, a well, a trellis and an orchard. In the past a stable and a hayrack were also part of the homestead, but they were not preserved.
The residential building is composed of a single storey, part stone and part wood, covered with a straw gable roof with endpoints on both sides of the ridge. Inside there is a hall with a rural “black” kitchen and a room for drying meats (Slovenian colloquial “šija”), a storage room (“špajza”), a bigger room (“hiša”), a closet, a smaller room (“štiblc”) and the oldest part from 1508: a cellar. In front of the house there is a wooden trellis and at the back a wooden pigsty.
The barn is a single-storey, wooden building with a straw gable roof. It was built after 1730, remade and expanded after 1848. A hay cart stands under its jutting roof. Next to the barn there is an orchard with old varieties of apple and pear trees, and on the other side of the road a single-storey wooden granary with a straw roof and a cellar. Next to it there is a stone well with a wooden cover and a lever made from oak wood.
After visiting the homestead you will be touched by the spirit of the past and the interconnection of memories and new discoveries!
Visitors can view the inside of the Jurij Homestead by prior arrangement with the homestead manager Alenka Lamovšek.
Compiled and edited by Alja Rabzelj
Translated by Barbara Markelc
Goliev trg 5
Tel. : ++386 7 348 11 28
Fax : ++386 7 348 11 31
Web site : www.trebnje.si
GPS Northing (N) : 45,9098
GPS Easting (E) : 14,9592