Meet the family

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We are the Šahinpašić’s, living on a mountain in Bosnia, close to Sarajevo.

We both were born into urban families and have lived most of our lives downtown – in Helsinki, Sarajevo, and Ljubljana. Yet in early 2013 we found ourselves packing our belongings and starting anew, running a mountain lodge guesthouse in an extremely rural setting in Bosnia, at an altitude of 1300 meters.

We became rewilders of our own lives.

We are a multicultural and -lingual family, as Mr. Š is originally from Sarajevo, and I, the writer, was born in Helsinki, Finland. Iita, our first daughter was born in 2011, and Aimi, our second daughter joined us in 2014.

We’ve got a small farm of critters, too. A the moment there are six dogs, three cats, three goat mamas, a donkeys, and a horse.

Before hopping up the mountain, we lived in Ljubljana, Slovenia. I used to run a company providing service production for film and photography. Mr. Š had his business of scenography and set building.

Nowadays life is full, but also simple and slow. In true Balkan style.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. suburbandigs says:

    Lovely blog, and gorgeous photos. Bookmarked. 🙂

  2. mamanepu says:


    How nice! Thanks, I hope you’ll be happy with the photos and content during the whole year 🙂

    All the best from Sarajevo, wishing you a great 2013,


  3. Hi, I followed your link from the rewilding challenge and I love your blog and your project. I live on a Scottish island and I am on a similar journey. I write a daily blog called Scottish island mum but I am about to launch a new site
    I would love it if you could do a guest post on why and how you changed your life. I have about 6000 readers a month who would share your aspirations. Let me know if you would like to guest post. Many thanks

    1. mamanepu says:

      Hey Fiona, thanks for the comment, and nice to have met you on the challenge! I’ll send you an email, bu yes, of course I’d love to do a guest post! I love the idea. Hugs from Bosnia, may September be good to you!

  4. Beautiful family. Glad I stopped by. Just to say thanks for stopping by and following my site. Your site definitely interest us! :). So will be following.
    Many regards and best wishes. 😀

  5. Hi, I have nominated you for a Liebster bloggers’ award. If you would like to accept
    the Liebster and participate in the sharing of this benevolent chain award we bloggers pass to each other, please see the post on my website at the link below for more information. I have a link back to your blog on my blog to show my appreciation for your wonderful blog and to possible help others find you. If you prefer not to participate, you don’t need to do anything and if you prefer that I not link back to your page, just let me know and I will remove it. Otherwise, I appreciate what you do here. Just best wishes! 😀

  6. dfbmbe says:

    great blog! really enjoy reading. bests from another expat in BiH 🙂

    1. Nepu says:

      David, thanks! I’m happy you found us. All the best from the mountain!

  7. I enjoyed finding your blog. I really admire how you are living! Your corner of the world looks beautiful!~Rita

    1. Nepu says:

      Rita, thanks so much! It is beautiful here 🙂 And it can be everything else too! But we are happy here, at least for now! It’s always fun to see that people are finding our blog, greetings from the mountain!

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