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It would't be much stuff if Stara Kapela wasn't a place far, far away. This is a dieing village, in 12 houses there is only 21 inhabitant. But the thing to be proud of it is that they are becoming the first ethno-village in the Brod-Posavina county and which needs to be brought back to life. The oldest inhabitant is grandmother Marija Ivšek (84) and in the last 15 years no soul was born.
From a small half devastated village without tomorrow we decided to create a touristic destination. We want to return to the life of our ancestors without the rings and noise of the cell phones or other electronic wonders. -says dr.Tucić sitting on the porch of «Tucina Kuća», the house of his ancestors.
-We want to create the rural way of life, and it means idylliac, pastoral peace, that everything is cleared, arranged, neat.
He metioned that the local petrol company «INA» granted them 50 thousand kuna (around 7000 €), which will serve to arrange the facades of the remaining houses, the center of the village, to reconstruct old slavonian households to be built of bricks, beams, roof tiles in ancient style. We have, he said, a complete cart wright workshop, carpenter workshop, shoemaker workshop, weving tables...
They will candidate for the EU fundings
Mr. Marijan Štefanac, manager of the Crafts Association of the Brod-Posavina county for the development of european integration: - For this project some funds have been granted from the County council, and i hope they could candidate for fundings from the EU.
The tourists thrilled with the ambience
From a half devastated village we decided to make a touristic destination. We want to return to the life of our grandfathers, says dr. Tucić
STARA KAPELA: - Not even the oldest inhabitants do not remember such a crowd, laughter, music, neigh of horses and the noise of the carriages which brought the past weekend, the first group of tourists in their village.
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