The old house (hiža) in Frkanovac was built more than a hundred years ago in the spirit of the tradition of the Međimurje region. It is a well-preserved example of rural architecture in Međimurje. Reconstruction and conversion of the house, the associated farm building and land, created an educational and research center dedicated to butterflies and significant habitats of plant and animal species of the upper Međimurje.
In the Kajkavian dialect, the word “matul” is used for the word butterfly, and the word “grunt” for a property. Therefore, in the spirit of Međimurje Kajkavian, the center was called Matul’s grunt. It is located in the area of Natura 2000 ecological network, not far from the Bedekovićeva graba site.
Matul’s grunt contains a space for living and creative work, a permanent art exhibition about the meadows and butterflies of upper Međimurje, as well as a space for lectures and workshops. The old house in Frkanovac is a place of residence for naturalists, researchers and artists.