Join our Semi off grid youth center for ecological living and farming @ Croatia

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  • Description

    Description

    After hosting workaway guests for years in my home, I became ill and had to let go of the house that many workawayers help built and maintain!
    After being part of a cohousing project in Gent and building with hemp concrete, which finished last month, I’m now involved in a new project in Croatia.

    This time we aim at creating a place to host (young) people who want to learn and practise ecological (semi) off grid living, building with natural and local materials and bio-dynamic farming. To establish the infrastructure for guests, we need a lot of help. The first investments will be finished at the end of august, which will include a functioning kitchen and bathroom in the main house. From that point onwards, we want to work on several projects, like building composting toilets and an outdoor shower, dismantling a huge barn carefully so as to repurpose the materials, dismantling the stables, digging out a pond so as part of the water management system. Gardening and setting up camping infrastructure is also on the list. The first goal is to create sufficient accommodation for the volunteers. There are tents and camping material present, but we want to move from that to more ‘solid’ structures…
    We would welcome volunteers from 20th of august till the end of October. In the spring of next year we will continue the process, as the project is not winterproof yet…

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Next to the village, the town of Krizevci offers great food, bars, shops and a train to Zagreb on a regular basis (60km). Further more, we are a learning community with lectures and workshops on the economy of communion.

  • Help

    Help

    The help would consist of teamwork around the house and in the garden. For the farming experience we collaborate with a very famous bio-dynamic farmer , in the same village. A lot of the work is about deconstruction and salvage materials, but also install non technical items such as fencing.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    A native speaker Croatian would be very welcome.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    At first we provide tents on a camp ground and shared use of bathroom and kitchen in the main house. Later more infrastructure will be installed on the campground, such as composting toilet, open air shower, electrical hookups, etc! We also want to reuse some of the wood to create a common house on the camping ground, that will be for all seasons and will have a kitchen, several showers and toilets and a sitting area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Although I am living in Gent, I will be regularly in Croatia to develop the project, together with local farmers and friends. This profile is no longer about Belgian projects, but about the project in Croatia

  • 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

    It’s possible to park one Camper van on the grounds

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    24hours per week










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