Ruševec - Family Vacation Pohorje


Green Village – Boutique Village

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

Green village Pohorje

Nature is majestic ‒ if we only care to see it. The power of nature is endless ‒ if we only care to feel it. Nature is our friend ‒ if we only want it to be. Nature is cruel ‒ if we want it to be cruel. Nature cannot be taken for granted ‒ we all should know that. Nature is the power we carry within but too often we are not aware of it. Let’s open our mind, let’s think for a while … and CHOOSE NATURE! Choose the Green Village Ruševec and experience nature in all its originality. We are constructing a fairy-tale boutique village and a Permaculture Circle consisting of ten stations:

Green village
Natural Bio Swimming Pond
Water Reservoir
Green Roof Construction
Eko Lodges
Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant
Heat Pump
Ecological Centre and Composting
Traditional Slovenian Apiary
Herbal Garden
Permaculture Garden and its “High Beds”


Herbal Garden – We are planting a herb garden in order for you to get to know flora of the local area. We would like to show you growing of herbs based on biodynamic principles and their use for self-healing processes.

Traditional Slovenian Apiary – By mounting a Traditional Slovenian Apiary we aim to stress the great importance of bees and beekeeping (called also apiculture). You can learn everything about apiculture (among other, it can be used as an alternative way of healing), about honey production, the use of honey and other honeybee products and much more. 

Ecological Centre and Composting – We all dispose waste produced during our stay in the Green Village Ruševec. We would like our guests to become aware how important it is to separate waste, to take care of the environment, and to learn about benefits of the organic composting. 

Heat Pump – The Heat Pump Air/Water System is used for heating of the Villa Ruševec and of the Eco lodges in the Green Village Ruševec. The system uses renewable sources of energy and lowers the CO2 emissions.

Constructed Wetland – Technology made by nature. We can also call it the art of nature ‒ being able to clean urban sewage using only sand, gravel and plants.


Eko Lodges – Five wooden lodges (35 m² surface) with a sleeping gallery are being constructed. The lodges are a perfect example of passive and ecological construction and are made of natural materials from the local producers, for example: Pohorje spruce timber (fi 35 cm), organic wool insulation for roofs and walls, natural protection of wood by natural mineral pigment, quality furniture, organic wool bed linen.

Green Roof Construction – The roof of the Eco lodges is covered by the natural quality compost. The recycled organic material helps to establish vegetation in green roofs and provides a reliable source of essential nutrients and minerals which help prolong plant life.


Water Reservoir– The 10 m³ Water Reservoir dug in the earth will be filled with rainwater coming from the roof of the Villa Ruševec. The rainwater will also be the main water source of the Natural Bio Pond.

Natural Bio Pond – By Natural Water Ecosystem we offer our guests the natural contact with water ‒ one of the basic elements in nature. The combination of the ornamental pond, growing of water plants and typical Pohorje rocks is perfect for everyone who loves natural heritage of Pohorje.

Permaculture Garden and its “Raised Garden Beds”– A Permaculture Garden and its “Raised Garden Beds” for growing fruit and vegetables (instead of lawn) help us to present a model of self-sufficiency in food. Less effort ‒ bigger crops.

We are constructing the Permaculture Circle in order to show our guests the laws of nature, help them to understand the importance of nature and its conservation, remind them how nature and its beauty affect us … The Permaculture Circle will be perfect for educational activities ‒ for the full understanding of nature.

Do you find our offer tempting? Would you like to see the constructing process of such a village? Then you are kindly welcomed to visit Ruško the Black Grouse on Pohorje and become a friend of nature!

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Villa Ruševec
Hočko Pohorje 36 n
SI - 2208 Pohorje, SLOVENIA
T: +386 2 603 63 00
M: +386 51 625 102
F: +386 3 757 13 30
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The Boutique Wellness Ruševec is really something, the real experience. Body treatments are superb ‒ they include all branches of wellness. We recommend it to all who are looking for a place to relax.


Pohorje and the Villa Ruševec surrounding is a perfect location for hikers and bikers. It’s very peaceful, there are many well-marked paths and routes of all levels of difficulty.


The Villa Ruševec is situated in a very quiet, full-of-hills location of Pohorje. We recommend it to all who are seeking to be in touch with wonderful nature.


The surrounding of the Villa Ruševec is wonderful and the Villa is clean and nice. We were very satisfied with the additional offers. A ski centre is only 2 km away and after skiing the Ruševec is a perfect peaceful shelter.


Thank you for a wonderful family relaxation in your apartment. I recommend the Villa Ruševec to all. My children enjoyed it very much. Ruško the Black Grouse rules.

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