Join off grid project, helping us with building and gardening on the island of Vis



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  • Description


    We (Swiss/Dutch couple with 2 small children) bought a beautyful and remote piece of land on the island of Vis 6 years ago, with the intention to build a sustainable home for our family. Our property is 1.5ha in size and located on the steep northwest side of the island. The only existing structures on the land are a 70sqm stone ruin and a cistern that we will renovate in the years to come. For the moment however we live in a beautyful 35sqm yurt.

    This side of the island has been abandoned more than 70 years ago and all that is left are a few ruins. All the terasses were once used to grow grapes but are now completely over grown by dense bush and pine forests. Obviously this means a lot of work clearing the land but also endless possibilities for creative solutions!

    Last year we had great help from many workawayers all over the globe and we hope to continue this way in 2019.
    2019 we are planning to...

    -build a sauna
    -build an outdoor kitchen
    -start a food forest
    -set up a greywater system
    -clearing more land to establish a vineyard

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • Help


    In general we are in need of people with building or gardening/permaculture skills. People who dont mind to get their hands dirty and work hard of course are always welcome as well:)

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will certainly get a great " off the grid living " experience with all its ups and downs!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    german, english, dutch

  • Accommodation


    You can bring your own tent, use our beautyful bell tent or sleep in our heated caravan. We have electricity and running water and on hot days even warm showers are no problem. Keep in mind if you visit us in spring /fall temperatures in the night can drop below 10C!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Vis is one of the most remote islands in Croatia and also regarded as one of the most beautyful in the Mediterranean. There are endless possibilities for swimming, kayaking, hiking and exploring the island.
    However our location is remote and it takes a 40min walk (20min by car) to the next village and a 20min hike to the next beach. We usually drive every second or third day to Vis Town and off course we can give you a ride. Also pick up and drop offs are organised.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 973683992664