Help in my private home with construction, chopping the bushes, petsitting and live by the sea in island of Vis, Croatia



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    - There is no business activity here

    End of october i am looking for PET SITTING. Have 2 cats and a dog and i treat them almost like i would treat children :)
    For more information and other dates please read the lower text.

    I moved to the island 5 years ago and now i am arranging my little tiny house in a beautiful bay called Stoncica.
    The house is distanced about 15 minutes walk from the first road and a car park. Drinking water needs to be brought along and also all the other things (food, material..) so you need to be strong and ready to sometimes carry things like a donkey. :)

    I wish to host people that already know how to do stuff, not only looking for me to teach them something new but also the other way around. I wish skilled people older than 30 would apply. You also have to be used to live with nature and meet all kinds of animals, even wasps, bees and other insects. Especially when we do some outdoor construction tasks i wish for a strong individuals. We have to carry stones, chop the bushes, carry material, mix cement, etc...

    I like to work for some time and then also take a day off to just enjoy or hike a little around the island. Only few people live here in the winter so we all know each other. Usually when we have days off we go visiting friends or visiting some spots on the island. The nature is all around and makes you feel calm and fulfilled even when you are alone. A lot of space for meditation and relaxation. The bay is 2 hours walk from the town and our island has a beautiful and strong energy. Come and feel it.

    I need a help in physical tasks and construction mainly. The place is kind of hard to walk on, there are drystone terraces and path going up hill, so to stay here you need to be kind of fit and strong. But when asking for animal care (that happens only sometimes when i go off the island, so main work is described above) then I prefer someone who has experience with cats and dogs and who understand animal nature. I have a dog and 2 cats, they are my companions and i could say i treat them as they would be my babies. I might take a dog with me. They are my treasure so i usually worry too much about them. And so i need someone devoted.

    I am 42 so i like to enjoy the nature, listening to the music or doing some craftwork. I traveled the world before and now i try to settle down here. I prefer guests of my age or a bit younger or older so we have things in common and can maybe just sit quietly in peace. Sometimes i still go party but I am now very demanding and if the music is not good I rather go home to sleep :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    At the moment as help is mostly outdoor you can enjoy nature and but later on in autumn and winter and spring I would love to do an easier tasks indoor, pick up herbs, and fruits that grow in the nature and make teas and spices. The island itself is just beautiful to see, hang around the island, meet some other local people.

  • Help


    I am looking for skilled people and need help around the home:
    - end of otrober this year (20.10. to 10.11. im looking for a petsitting!!!)

    - otherwise this autumn i will be making a stony path,
    - bringing stones and mixing cement
    - building some dry walls
    - help making concrete and wood work
    - helping on and around the house ( wood carving and making furniture, constructing a shelter for storage, painting...)
    - and on the land as well (chopping the bushes, drywalls, gardening in the spring).

    I would like to arrange the surrounding. There are few stony terraces outside the house with 11 olive trees. The water in the house is from a wale and I want to make a path to the wale. We are saving the water here and all the other sources too.

    So in spring and autumn I am looking for strong and handy individuals with experience in building and constructing, knowledge about some tools is a plus. I think this is not the right place for city people who likes a lot of comfort. Neither for people who want to travel for free and learn some new skills. Hosting can be exhausting if hosts do not get some help done in return for offering the accommodation and cultural exchange (getting to know the island and socializing). But anyway i like to host people who are ready to help are as well tidy and careful with things they use (tools, house equipment...). I do not offer any business activity so no income is coming in.

    If you never worked in construction then better come in the winter time. In winter time (december, january) im making handcraft and art.. A lot of plants can be picked up in the wild surrounding and dried in to spices or tea. I have a dog and 2 cats, so if i am away then i ask for petsitting :) There is stuff to do around but depends at what time are you arriving.
    When asking for animal care I prefer someone who also has experience with that and who understand animal nature. I have a dog and 2 cats, they are my companions. My dog is an attention seeker and she is from a shelter, so she has some issues and if you are not familiar with the leadership in dogs, maybe its not a good idea for you to apply for this workaway, even if the beautiful location by the sea is attracting you.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Croatian: Fluent
    Slovenian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will be sleeping here, by the sea with all the comfort only the shower is outdoors. Saving water is very desirable (on the whole island). Due to the remote location it is very difficult to bring things here or to renovate the property so I also ask people to take a good care of the house and keep it really tidy and clean, not to destroy but to care. :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    From the port of Vis I can come and pick you up. I would like to invite people who like nature and care about stuff. Being aware of consumerism and ecology, animal care.... To have a good and positive attitude and like being honest. I am quite tidy and organized but i also like to go with the flow and take it easy.
    I would not like to spend too much money on the food so i decided to provide 1 meal per day. The rest of the food we can individually bring to the house and share. There are some basics already in the house (like oil , viniger, spices...).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Parking is above the bay - beautiful view and afternoon sun.

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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