Superior room with a view of the Karavanke mountains

Hudi Hlevi

The Hudi Hlevi mountain pasture is where the people of Srednji Vrh created hay meadows and built barns for the sheep and goats that usually also overwintered there. The barns were burned down during WWII.

Access to the mountain pasture during winter was difficult and dangerous. In the 18th century, an avalanche is said to have killed nine locals. The name is derived from the troubles associated with work or the grief caused by this unfortunate accident. 

Local people, in particular the inhabitants of Rute and Srednji Vrh, maintained and worked in a large number of meadow fields. From spring to autumn, they gathered the hay needed to feed their livestock throughout the winter. After the end of WWII, the meadows started becoming overgrown because so many, predominately younger people were forced to seek employment elsewhere due to changes in society. Farms were left without a workforce and due to the introduction of food ration stamps, which were given only to the employed, farmers gradually also started looking for other jobs. Their work on the farms became a secondary source of income and a side-line profession.

Senožet (hay meadow) = rut = rovt (low pastures/alpine meadows) = field, mainly in a hilly terrain, where grass is generally cut once a year ((SSKJ) Dictionary of Standard Slovenian Language)

Štala (stable) = stall/barn = a building used to house livestock, particularly larger animals ((SSKJ) Dictionary of Standard Slovenian Language)

Skèdenj (shed) = outbuilding with a working area, mainly used for threshing along with an area for storing hay, straw ((SSKJ) Dictionary of Standard Slovenian Language)

Senik (hayloft) = an area, a building for storing hay ((SSKJ) Dictionary of Standard Slovenian Language)

  • Room size 36 m²
  • Bed type Double bed
  • Bed size 180x200 cm
  • Persons 2 adults & 2 children up to 14 years completed