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Help build wooden huts in a quiet part of Rakovica, Croatia

  • Croatia
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  • Last activity: 3 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Three years ago, I bought a neglected land 12 km from Plitvice Lakes National Park with the intention of building a Robinson camp based on permaculture philosophy. There was a house on the property that I had arranged for housing, and next to it I built wooden houses for rent to tourists. The property is located in a quiet part of Rakovica surrounded by forest and fields, but only 4 km away from shops, post office, bakery, bus station and bar. Camp is planned to be open in May and I need help to make it ready for guests. There are two very friendly dogs and a cat on the property.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers can enjoy life in nature, escape from busy urban life and learn basics of permaculture design and philosophy, and participate in the application of the same.

  • Help


    Volunteer assistance is needed to build additional wooden cottages and other facilities using natural materials and permacultural design, arrange and create a Permaculture Garden, create and plant a food forest, clean bushes, set up educational walkways in the surrounding forests and fields, landscaping and build wooden furniture. All three meals are provided for free, but travellers should help with preparation and cooking. Also, they should keep the huts and sanitary facilities clean and help with cleaning kitchen and other facilities they use.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Croatian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There are currently three wooden huts with double bed on the property that can accommodate couples or singles. Huts are equiped with the light and will be used by paying guests after 1st of May (season starts at May but not in full scale, so there will be available accomodation even after 1st of May). Kitchen, dining area and a living room are in the main house and could be used by travellers. Sanitary facilities with two toilets and two shower are located in the outside building, but in cold weather a home bathroom can be used. There is also washing machine for cleaning closses and dishwasher in the main house that could be used by travellers. After the start of tourist season travellers could get minimum vage for helping with the guests

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Property is just 12 km from the world known Plitvice lakes which you can visit easily on your free time. We are on the edge of the protected area of Barac caves and surrounded by pristine nature, so you can spend your free time hiking, biking or just chilling.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 292581635437

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