Come and help around family home in the valley in Dubrovnik, Croatia

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    Hi,
    Do you have a minimum of 3 weeks to help us ????
    For those of you who need to be out of the Shengen Zone Croatia is still part of the European Union but not yet Shengen.
    We are a down to earth, friendly and at times very loud family of 4 - Mikki (an Aussie) my husband Niksa (Croatian and not home very often as he is at sea) and our 2 teenage sons Jon (20) and Jak (almost 19) living in the Župa valley just 15 minutes drive south from Dubrovnik.
    We speak English and Croatian.
    We would like you to be aware that we eat meat daily, we are currently following KETO and prefer to not be lectured on this ;) ;)
    Although 90% of Croatia is of the Catholic faith, we loosely follow some of the traditions, Xmas, Easter and the many public holidays. Mikki is not religious and will not be converted to ANY :) :).

    Our family MOTTO- Treat people the way you would like to be treated!
    Our home does not discriminate, we will not tolerate abusive or violent behavior under any circumstances.
    Alcohol on a social level, we prefer non smokers but if you must be aware that smoking is strictly OUTSIDE, NOT DURING WORK TIME and NOT around Non Smokers.

    We are surrounded by mountains with the Ivanica border to Bosnia Herzegovina just 8 minutes drive away, 8 minutes drive to Srebreno beach and 40 minutes drive to Montenegro.
    I love to find new places around the area and also taking trips further afield so you could be included in these trips.

    Accommodation and food:
    Accommodation is part of a converted apartment/work space on the bottom floor of the family home. There is a single bedroom with 2 single beds, 2 closets, a bathroom with shower, toilet and washing machine (we provide washing powder for 1 load of washing then you must provide your own) and you have the use of a small self contained kitchen with fridge,oven, hotplates and microwave (we provide basics of pantry supplies oil, flour, pasta, rice, salt, pepper, limited spices, vinegar, instant coffee/turkish coffee, tea, sugar, 6 litre milk per week, breakfast cereal, 3 loaves of sliced bread per week the remainder of food supplied will be agreed upon as to self catering or eating with the family upon your arrival)
    If you have special dietary needs other than being vegetarian you will need to purchase those things yourself.
    Gluten Free, Vegan and any supplements are expensive here.
    We provide linen, towels and beach towels. You will be provided body shower gel and hand wash all other toiletries eg hygiene, hair products, moisturizer you must provide.
    Cleaning products will be supplied to keep your area clean, you are expected to wash your linen weekly and leave the area in the spotless and hygienic state that you were provided.
    We have a large garden and there is always a quiet spot to sit, we have an outdoor summer kitchen area you are welcome to use. The beach is within a pleasant walking distance. We are happy to take you shopping to the supermarket each week. There is a small bakery within a 5 minute walk which is open daily from 6am until 1pm. If you do have a car or bike we provide off street parking.

    Working Tasks:
    INSIDE:
    Household cleaning including windows, ovens, kitchens, vacuuming, cleaning and mopping all tiled surfaces, toilets, bathrooms, washing and ironing, decluttering, reorganizing, moving and restoring furniture.
    There will be some cooking or assisting with meal preparations. Help with shopping and putting it away.
    OUTSIDE:
    The gardens are divided into areas, each have common and specific tasks.
    COMMON- ALWAYS LOTS OF WEEDING, planting, picking and general clean up of areas.
    SPECIFIC-
    There is a 50 tree developing Lemon Orchard, although reticulated some additional watering may be require during summer. Trimming and picking of lemons.
    There is an extensive vegetable garden which requires pruning, picking and endless weeding. There are some reticulated areas but also daily watering during summer.
    The general gardens including a small lawn, potted plants and garden beds need to be maintained.
    This area includes Lavender, Rosemary and a variety of herbs which we dry.
    ANIMALS:
    We have a family dog named Fox, the boys take care of his food and water he is an outside dog and sheds his coat ALL YEAR ROUND :(
    If you would like to take him on walks, play with him you are more than welcome to outside of working time.
    We have approximately 40 free range chickens and may include a couple of ducks in the future.
    The chicken coop needs to be DRY CLEANED every second day, eggs need to be collected, water needs to be changed daily in the coop every second day outside. Food needs to be checked every second day.
    Weekly the nests need to be emptied and reset and the coop needs to be cleaned and heavily sprayed down with vinegar.

    PROJECTS and OTHER TASKS:
    Assist with the preparation natural food seasonings, dehydrating vegetables for winter and preserves, we also make our own eco friendly cleaning products.
    Assist with the making of beeswax food wraps to replace plastic and recycle old t-shirts for shopping bags.
    Teach me how to use social media and how to use use my website.
    Video and photography projects.
    Painting of property walls.
    Painting of interior walls.
    Harvesting of fruits and olives in season.
    Preserving of fruit and vegetables.

    So if you are up to some hard work we are open to making your stay happy and memorable.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Hausarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Kunstprojekte
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    All throughout the year there are many cultural activities in the area.
    We also make our own Rakija during the grape season, we preserve jams and vegetables.
    We pick our olives and send them to the local process man, we also preserve some.
    We make natural seasonings, from local produce.
    Some of our family members and friends are Artisans and you will have the chance to watch them and even assist them when possible.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    Working Tasks:
    INSIDE:
    Household cleaning including windows, ovens, kitchens, vacuuming, cleaning and mopping all tiled surfaces, toilets, bathrooms, washing and ironing, decluttering, reorganizing, moving and restoring furniture.
    There will be some cooking or assisting with meal preparations. Help with shopping and putting it away.
    OUTSIDE:
    The gardens are divided into areas, each have common and specific tasks.
    COMMON- ALWAYS LOTS OF WEEDING, planting, picking and general clean up of areas.
    SPECIFIC-
    There is a 50 tree developing Lemon Orchard, although reticulated some additional watering may be require during summer. Trimming and picking of lemons.
    There is an extensive vegetable garden which requires pruning, picking and endless weeding. There are some reticulated areas but also daily watering during summer.
    The general gardens including a small lawn, potted plants and garden beds need to be maintained.
    This area includes Lavender, Rosemary and a variety of herbs which we dry.
    ANIMALS:
    We have a family dog named Fox, the boys take care of his food and water he is an outside dog and sheds his coat ALL YEAR ROUND :(
    If you would like to take him on walks, play with him you are more than welcome to outside of working time.
    We have approximately 40 free range chickens and may include a couple of ducks in the future.
    The chicken coop needs to be DRY CLEANED every second day, eggs need to be collected, water needs to be changed daily in the coop every second day outside. Food needs to be checked every second day.
    Weekly the nests need to be emptied and reset and the coop needs to be cleaned and heavily sprayed down with vinegar.

    PROJECTS and OTHER TASKS:
    Assist with the preparation of natural food seasonings and making our own eco friendly cleaning products.
    Assist with the making of beeswax food wraps to replace plastic and recycle old t-shirts to make shopping bags.
    Teach me how to use social media and teach me how to use my web site.
    Video and photography projects.
    Painting of property walls.
    Painting of interior walls.
    Harvesting of fruits and olives in season.
    Preserving of fruit and vegetables.

  • Languages

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    English: Fließend
    Croatian: Fließend

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    Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE FRONT SECTION OF YOUR ACCOMMODATION IS ALSO A WORK SPACE WE TRY OUR HARDEST TO NOT WORK IN THIS AREA AFTER 6PM OR BEFORE 8AM. SOMETIMES IT IS UNAVOIDABLE BUT YOU WILL ALWAYS NEED TO BE FLEXIBLE.
    The accommodation is clean, cool in summer and warm in winter.
    There is wireless internet connection provided.
    Although part of the family house it is separate and has its own entrance.
    2 single beds with linens and towels.

    Meals provided on working days:
    Breakfast (cornflakes, toast, spread, eggs, coffee or tea (to be eaten BEFORE work).
    Lunch and dinner preparation will be rotated between Mikki and workawayers
    Lunch (to be eaten after work or during break if splitting hours) examples sandwiches, vegetable pasta, burek, vegetable quiche, meat pie
    Dinner spaghetti Bolognese, chicken stirfry, vegetable curry, tuna casserole,lasagne
    (water, juice during lunch and limited wine will be provided during dinner.)

    Days off –
    breakfast only will be provided.

    If you are vegetarian, we are happy to provide simple vegetarian meals with seasonal vegetables and fruits and have you show us some tasty new recipies.

    If you are vegan, or have a special diet such as a gluten free or halal diet, please be aware that foods such as quinoa, tofu, special cereals, health foods, gluten free, halal foods etc are all extremely expensive here and, as these are foods we as a family do not eat, these foods will not be supplied. We are not familiar with vegan or raw foods so you would need to be cooking for yourselves.

    Snack foods such as chips, nuts, chocolate, ice cream, coke, sports drinks, alcohol are at your own expense.

    Personal hygiene products other than shower gel are at your expense.

    There is Lidle and KONZUM super markets nearby and we are happy to take you there or it is a 20 minute walk.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    There are local busses to Dubrovnik and down to Cavtat, UBER is also available.

    There will be plenty of free time, we understand and appreciate your wanting to see as much as possible.
    We will go out of our way to help you and provide you with great food so we would truly appreciate you putting in a solid work ethic.
    If you are not prepared to work hard and are looking for a free place to party we are not what you are looking for.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We have unlimited download and wireless connection to internet. There are times when the internet is slowed down especially in the evenings when everyone is home although disconnection is rare it does occur especially if there are strong storms about. During Covid I do not know if it is slower with everyone especially school kids being at home.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    We have quite a large area at the back of the house which has fitted a large converted bus it is not under cover, there is an outside toilet close by.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    5 hours/5 days. When the weather is unpredictable work hours may need to be split during the day. Should a job need to be completed which runs over the 5 hours that extra time will be returned.

Your Hosts - Jon, Jak, Mikki and Nikša
Fox watching over our chickens
Mikki and our vege garden
Our valley - 15 minutes from Old Town Dubrovnik, 20 minute flat walk to Župa Bay, 20 minutes to the Airport, Ferry and Bus Terminals. 10 minutes to Ivanica Bosnia i Herzegovina and 40 minutes to the border of Montenegro.
Your space
Our home
Your kitchen
Our back yard, vegetable garden and small lemon orchard. We are surrounded by mountains nestled into the valley.
Inside Sponza Palace Old Town Dubrovnik, 15 mins away
Christmas lunch 2017 with workawayers from Canada and Argentina and friends from Bermuda and Ireland :)
Christmas morning, pancake stack and Jager !!!!! NO WORK TODAY :P
Luta river, 30 mins drive away
watching the sunset from mount srd 20 mins drive away
Our local beach

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