When, back in 2006, me and my husband went for a trip across wastelands of Lika, Croatia, looking for a location to build the smallest of weekend barracks and ensure our kids have a way to occasionally enjoy the true nature, we have visited more than several of them. But, the moment we got into Vrelo Korenicko, the place from bedtime stories, and it was during the winter when all was covered in snow, we knew we should look no further.
A creek and a forest – what more does it take for a fairy tale wooden cabin. Ten years later and our dream was made true, with the help of EU rural development and growth finance funds. Along the way there was so much regulations to overcome and also, we were under constant observation considering we were building within national park.
But finally, in summer 2006, our little cabin was ready to be moved into and, since then, we wake up and go to sleep with Lika in our hearts and thoughts. My personal passion are details like cups, dinning plates and similar, which is what I constantly keep supplying our cabins with.
Our guests are thrilled with nature and calm which surrounds them, by the smell and warmth of the wood our cabins are built with.
I hope You will decide to come visit us and know that if You do, You will wish to come back at some other time during the year – Lika is a 4 seasons destination…
It is about 1000 square meters of surface and contains two cabins connected with a wooden bridge above creek Matica, which has its wellspring about 500 meters away.
Cabins are built with traditional technique of constructing wooden frame upon concrete base characteristic to this geographic location. Poles and walls are built from spruce wood connected with so called German binding. The biggest advantage of building this way along with preserving traditional looks, is achieving low-energy houses with great insulation. It is more than appreciated during winter months when there is no issue with heating the houses no matter of outside temperature as well as no need for air conditioning during summer months.
It is an isolated estate, considering that it has no populated houses at three of its sides. The path leading to it is a gravel road with only flock of sheep as its regular travelers. It’s special feature is constant sound of flowing creek and a small waterfall. Water from wellspring is drinkable but very cold since it maintains it’s constant temperature of about 8 degrees Celsius throughout the year. During summer it offers a true refreshment for those brave enough to swim in it.