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Born and raised in Canada, My wife and I decided to return to the land of my family and rejuvenate an inherited olive grove. Using organic and regenerative agricultural practices, we are passionate about raising healthy olives and animals, as well as sharing our passion.
The tradition of raising Olives on Island brač on the Dalmatian coast of Croatian is both ancient and culturally engrained in the local communities. We find it ultimately a peaceful and spiritual experience that we love to share with family, friends, tourists, and anyone else interested in living as close to the land as possible.
We are looking for a pair of people to share accommodation and help with the most cultural and enjoyable part of our farming year; harvesting the olives. We pick by hand overlooking the Sea channel in good company. We have taken a family already for the last two weeks of October but still have some work we may need help in early November in case the olives are late.
30m squared small stone cottage with a loft sleeping arrangement. Slighty larger than a "tiny home". Heated by a woodburning stove (wood provided). There is a small kitchen and washroom.
We provide some seasonably available produce from our garden, eggs and oil, and we will share some meals together while working - but we are looking for someone who can provide their own meals. For this arrangement, it is possible to stay longer than the work necessary to enjoy the island life since we are not providing all meals.
The island of Brač is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe (Zlatni rat in Bol). There are endless hiking and biking trails, and unspoiled coastline and many historical sites and attractions. The island is well connected by ferry to the mainland attractions including Split. Our grove is located in a small and peaceful village. Although it is relatively close to the main port town, it is for those who prefer a peaceful setting.
October is when the locals really enjoy their land and lifestyle. The weather at this time of year is usually still favourable, some years it is still swimming weather, while others it is time to get cozy by the fire.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week