Traditional construction in Slavonia

Traditional construction and traditional culture represent a valuable basis for developing rural tourism of Slavonia, accordingly with these orientations we will try to encourage interested investors to revitalization Slavonian traditional estates. 


It is our pleasure to represent manual Tradicijska kuća Slavonije i Baranje which gives detailed instructions to everyone interested in the renewal of traditional buildings in this part of Croatia.


Simultaneously we will represent these innovative suggestions and solutions which are today in Slavonia launched this endeavor for preserving traditional constructions according to local bio-climatic characteristics of this area. 

In Slavonia there are hundreds of micro villages, and especially interested are villages located in areas of Slavonian highland. 


In these small Slavonian villages are located a big number of abandoned estates which can be revisited and place a function of developing rural tourism and ecotourism according to trends of green construction which is today present in countries of European Union.

Renewal of traditional estates in Stara Kapela

Before more than ten years, between Nova Gradiška and Slavonski Brod, on border Brodsko-posavske and Požeško-slavonske counties is opened eco-Ethno village, Stara Kapela.


The project of renewal of abandoned traditional estates was launched by local association “Eko-etno selo Stara Kapela”.


In the frame of the project, reconstruction is old Slavonian houses and barns, arranged yards, gardens and orchards, the main path through this village, planted three alleys, resort areas, and built a big parking lot for guest reception.


After these first steps of the local association, many other volunteers joined, who redeemed abandoned village estates and edited them for rural tourism needs.


It collected more than one hundred old subjects and handicrafts of original Slavonian traditional culture which is recognizable for Croatian Posavina. After that first guests started to arrive from all parts of Croatia and countries of the European Union.

Eco-ethno village Stara Kapela was given a diffusive hotel, a school in nature was launched, and the project was helped by the ministry of tourism RH and Brodsko-posavska county.

Renewal of traditional construction in the area of Osječko-baranjska county

Baranja is the most developed touristic area east of Croatia with many villages in which traditional houses are restored, and the traditional economy in almost two decades is developing many attractive contents of rural tourism, eco-tourism, eno gastro tourism, cyclo tourism, and adventurous tourism. 


Web page, will in the next period represent this wealthy tourist offer in the area of Osječko-baranjska county. 


In particular traditional manifestations, bicycle routes, and vineyard roads. Osječko-baranjska county for developing rural tourism, on yearly basis, gives support to different shapes of rural tourism, in particular, is supporting investments in autochthonous and ethno gastro offers. 


When we talk about the rural tourism of Baranja, invariably it is to mention the village Karanac which is visited by many tourists from Croatia and countries of the European Union.  

Ruševo and Solski dol suitable for revitalization traditional estates

In the area between Požeško-slavonska and Osječko-baranjska county, with their positions, traditional constructions and Slavonian culture heritage, on slopes of Dilj hill, in the forest environment, especially are attracted traditional villages Ruševo and Sovski dol. 


Local association PUT launched many volunteer activities on renewing the former building municipality which is rearranging in the homeland gallery, and during the year is organizing in different manifestations that are opening the doors of rural tourism in this part of Slavonia. 


Meeting mountaineers on Dilj hill is organized traditional only every year with gathering mountaineers from every part of Croatia on the entrance in village Ruševo when we come from the direction of Slavonski Brod. 


How Ruševo is placed on the state road which is connecting Slavonski Brod and Našice, to this area is possible to come for a short amount of time with quite good roads. 


From the direction of Slavonski Brod on highway A3, and the direction of Našice with state road DC-53. 

Through Ruševo from both sides are lining up rows of traditional houses and yards suitable for renewal and development of rural tourism.

Green construction acceptable in Slavonian villages

In the process of developing rural tourism and renewing traditional constructions, it is necessary to think through the process of building, based on the principle of sustainability which is applying today as generally accepted access green construction in all countries of the European Union.


Process invents revitalizations of rural houses for vacation or building new houses for vacation, in standards of Slavonian traditional constructions, simultaneously it could be connected to principles of green construction.


The Slavonian environment and landscape are needed to permanently preserve and protect in all processes revitalization traditional estates, from the disposal of construction waste, planning of water consumption, choices, and ways of using the material, respecting the principle of energetic efficiency, and using renewable sources of energy. 


In the development of rural tourism, it is important to enable favorable conditions for appliance standards of green construction as acceptable access of revitalization Slavonian villages and make her available to local investors through different forms of green support.

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