Help with Olive harvests in the Zadar area, Croatia



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    My name is Božo, im born and raised in Zadar and im living here now. I have a small olive farm and produce olive oil. I have Masters degree in Agriculture and love doing anything related to agriculture, nature and outdoors.
    I have few small properties with olives and some lavander, the one where me and volunteers will be staying is just on the outskirts of the city of Zadar. Other farms are in Zadar area, as also on one island in Zadar archipelago, where i have olive trees that are more than few hundred years old.
    In total i have around 750 olive trees on around 8 different locations.

    I also compete with my oil and we are in the Flos Olei guide of top 500 olive oils in the world, 4 years in a row.
    Im also starting with making table olives, diferent varieties and different recipes.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn a lot about olive growing and olive oil making.

  • Help


    ASAP - im looking for someone to join me while cutting grass and preparing few hundred year old olive trees for harvest on island Iž.
    I plan to stay there around 10 days.
    We will be in a house with a/c, but without wifi. I can share my data on wifi, if you need.
    I need help with olive harvest that starts from mid October and it lasts about 10 days. We dont pick them every day, it depends on the weather conditions.
    We pick olives by hand and my family also join for the harvest.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Croatian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    In Zadar we will be on the farm just on the outskirts of the city, about 40min walking to the center.
    Sleeping is in the tent. I have one big tent for 4 people and sleeping mats, so you just need to bring sleeping bag.
    When we will do harvest on the island of Iž, we will be staying in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In free time you can explore 3000 years old city of Zadar and a lot of National and Nature parks around Zadar within 1 hour driving.
    After harvest we can all go together to some National parks and camp for few days, as i also hike a lot in my free time.
    Some National parks just an hour from Zadar, Paklenica, Plitvice, Krka, Kornati.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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