Help us in our nice rural village and learn new things close to Zagreb, Croatia




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    We live in a nice rural village, close to the town of Ivanic Grad and 30 km from Zagreb. It is right on the edge of a forest with loads of wildlife including deer, owls, storks, european wildcats, the occasional wild boar, and a recently sighted eagle !!
    My wife and I moved here 8 years ago, the house renovations are completed but the woodlands surroundings still need some cutting back and maintenance.
    There are also one or two small building projects, if you are the creative type.
    Zagreb is a nice city to visit, and the nearby towns have a lot of cafe culture. Croatia is a good place to come to, the weather is mostly good, and is generally cheaper than other eu countries.
    There are forest trails, and wine roads, and you will have use of bicycles to explore your surroundings.
    We live in a century old renovated oak house, the indoor accommodation is spacious, and of course meals are with us, if you are the real outdoor type we have a tent and you can sleep outside under the stars.
    In return for your help clearing our woodlands, we offer a memorable experience in a relaxed and friendly environment.
    All of the wildlife photos were taken in the garden !
    There is a full size table tennis table in the garage if you want to while away the evenings and wi-fi internet is good.
    Preference will be given to couples, and to those that have a strong love of nature, and can show a genuine interest and enjoyment in working outside in a natural environment.

    We have an ongoing basement conversion, and someone with building, painting, plumbing or electrical experience would also be very useful here :)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    English is spoken widely in Croatia, though not so much in the villages, it is a difficult language but maybe you will learn some during your stay. People have a strong sense of family life, and socialising plays a large part of life here.

  • Help


    A few hours a day clearing and tidying woodland, grass cutting.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English Croatian

  • Accommodation


    Large bedroom inside renovated oak house, nice bathroom, and meals with us. Wifi available. There are no shops in the village, but we will take you to nearest town 5km on daily basis or you can cycle.

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    What else ...

    In your time off we will take you to some of the local towns and also to Zagreb where you can spend time on your own. There are nice forest trails and you can explore on foot or bicycle. An internet search will find much about the local towns of Ivanic Grad, Vrbovec, Bjelovar and Cazma.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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