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Spring 2021 - We are now looking to host a couple for pruning season in March/April Now is the time to send a message. See below for details.
Summer 2021 - We may have the opportunity to host a single or couple in our apartment as a "house sitting arrangement" See below for details
FALL 2020 - We have our Fall harvest workaway team arrived. If you are interested in helping us for the fall of 2021 harvest, please contact us again Spring of 2021 as we like to choose a workaway 4-6 months in advance.
Please read below for more information...
Born and raised in Canada, My wife and I decided to return to the land of my family and rejuvenate an inherited olive grove. Using organic and regenerative agricultural practices, we are passionate about raising healthy olives and animals, cultivate organic produce in our garden, as well as sharing our passion.
We have many one-time projects and work that is often seasonal in nature. Therefore our need for workawayers and the type of help/type of accommodations changes regularly. If you have come across our profile and are interested, please check the other sections for detailed information on some of the projects (and time of year) that we are looking to have help with.
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Betreuung von Tieren
Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
The tradition of raising Olives on Island brač on the Dalmatian coast of Croatian is both ancient and culturally engrained in the local communities. We find it ultimately a peaceful and spiritual experience that we love to share with family, friends, tourists, and anyone else interested in living as close to the land as possible.
Winter season is a time where the island is sleepy and even a bit isolated. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is where you will find it. If you are looking for a lot of people and bustling attractions, we think you may be disappointed as many establishments are only open in the summer season. This is also the time that our family rests and rejuvenates outside our work day with solitude and quiet privacy.
Summer Season we do not generally host with Workaway because it is hot, there is not a lot of farm work in the heat of the summer, and we work in the tourist industry during this season. It is when the island gets busier with tourists from all over the world coning to enjoy the crystal clear waters, award winning beaches, and Mediterranean climate. We have much less free time in the summer so incase we list a Workaway in the summer - you should be comfortable and happy to spend free time independently of us, although we are confident you wont be disappointed with this free time to yourself.
****COVID -19 Considerations ***
Please be sure to check in advance if you are able to travel to Croatia without restrictions. Upon accepting a workaway agreement, we can assist in the specific details and requirements at the time of travelling
Spring Pruning 2021
We are looking for a couple to stay in our separate apartment (see accomodations) for 2-4 hours a day of physical work in the olive grove. The help requires the collection of cut branches and burning in the field. This doesn't require a lot of strength but you should know there is a lot of bending to pick up the olive branches. We will provide lunch in the field (breakfast and dinner are your responsibility) and days off dependant on the weather. If you are interested in staying March, possibly into April please send a message and let us know about yourself.
Summer Housesitting 2021
We will be away *sometime* from end of May to Middle of July - and need help with our farm animals. This will require you to take care of your own meals, be completely independent, and hike up to the grove (2km), tend our farm animals, and hike back (unless you bring your own transportation). The total help (every day) would be no more than 2 hours with the hike. We will not be sure of the dates exactly, (somewhere between 3-6 weeks) or if we will for sure need the help, until much closer to the date, so we are looking for flexibility with arrangements. We also need the apartment prepared in excellent condition for tourist season before departing. We will be very considerate of the right candidate so we will begin looking now, please message us and let us know about yourself, we will let you know we have received your message and may ask additional details, but as mentioned we will wait until closer to the date to choose.
Olive Harvest Season 2021
(will start considering in spring of 2021 for fall 2021 harvest)
We are looking for two people to stay in our separate apartment for November. We generally host two pairs of workaways split between the first half of November and the second half of November. We pick every day that there is no rain - for 5 hours with a break to provide the main meal of the day. You are welcome to arrive before November 1st (or stay into December) to enjoy "time off" in the accommodations before picking begins, depending on an agreement with regards to providing meals.
We will make special considerations any time of the year for a professional, skilled trade woodworker (single or with their travel partner). We have an endless list of woodworking projects.
As there are many kinds of coverage for both EU/Non EU nationals, we expect that our workaways choose the best options that suit their travel and stay.
30m squared small stone cottage with a loft sleeping arrangement. Slightly larger than a "tiny home". Heated by a woodburning stove. There is a small kitchen and bathroom. This apartment is used as an income source for our family, so we ask that you keep this in mind with regards to keeping it clean and maintained.
We are generally looking for someone who can provide their own meals for days we are not working together. The main meal of the day (lunch) is shared when we work in the field.
Because there are two queen beds in the loft, and a pull out couch, we may be able to host a group of travellers larger than two, dependent on how you are comfortable sharing the bed options. We don't host a single traveller as our accommodations are more efficient to host two.
*We do not generally host workaways with children as we are not comfortable with the loft and ladder setup and children and heights*
We have children ; While you have your own space and privacy, you should be comfortable and kind, but also confident and firm around them, being able to set boundaries with them.
The island of Brač is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe (Zlatni rat in Bol). There are hiking and biking trails, and unspoiled coastline and many historical sites and attractions. The island is well connected by ferry to the mainland attractions including Split. Our grove is located in a small and peaceful village. Although it is relatively close to the main port town (about a 40 minute walk) it is for those who prefer a peaceful setting. There are buses to the other side of the island, and taxi's are available. We can pick up and drop off when you arrive on the ferry. We can also coordinate shopping trips to the bigger grocery stores should you need supplies and don’t have your own transportation
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
While staying in our guest house, you have your own broadband internet.
We have a few parking spaces for smaller vehicles, for a large motorhome we can find another solution but would not be directly at our location
3 -4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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