FALL 2020 - if all travel plans go well - we have already found out workawayers for harvest season this fall. Please only send a message if you would like to be considered if one of our arrangements falls through.
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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, cultivate organic produce in our garden, as well as sharing our passion.
We have many one-time projects and work that is often seasonal in nature. Therefore our need for workawayers and the type of help/type of accommodations changes regularly. If you have come across our profile and are interested, please check the other sections for detailed information on some of the projects (and time of year) that we are looking to have help with.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
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.
Winter season is a time where the island is sleepy and even a bit isolated. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is where you will find it. If you are looking for a lot of people and bustling attractions, we think you may be disappointed as many establishments are only open in the summer season. This is also the time that our family rests and rejuvenates outside our work day with solitude and quiet privacy.
Summer Season we do not generally host with Workaway because it is hot, there is not a lot of farm work in the heat of the summer, and we work in the tourist industry during this season. It is when the island gets busier with tourists from all over the world coning to enjoy the crystal clear waters, award winning beaches, and Mediterranean climate. We have much less free time in the summer so incase we list a Workaway in the summer - you should be comfortable and happy to spend free time independently of us, although we are confident you wont be disappointed with this free time to yourself.
****COVID -19 Considerations ***
Croatia is opening it's borders for EU citizens, and hopefully accepting foreigners for travel from all over the world. Be sure to check in advance if you are able to travel to Croatia without restrictions. Upon accepting a workaway agreement, we can assist in the specific details and requirements at the time of travelling
(this Workaway position is most likely filled by two couples already. If you would like to get in touch incase one of our arrangements falls through please know that we won’t know til closer to November if the position is available)
We are looking for two people to stay in our separate apartment for November (we may have the first half of november filled, but it is not set in stone, we are looking for sure for the second half of november) . We pick every day that there is no rain - for 5-6 hours with a break to provide the main meal of the day. You are welcome to arrive before November 1st to enjoy "time off" in the accommodations before picking begins.
NOVEMEBR 2020 (filled - please only reach out for this Workaway if you would like to be contacted incase our current arrangement doesn’t work out- we won’t know til closer to the travel dates)
Solo traveller for the month of November, available to cook one main meal of the day for all our olive pickers. This person will have their own room in our main house. We haven't decided 100% What this position would look like, but if this sounds interesting to you please let us know and we will send you some more information.
We will make special considerations any time of the year for a professional trade woodworker (single or with their travel partner). We have an endless list of woodworking projects, but you should be willing to work with tools and equipment that is not professional/trade-specific
30m squared small stone cottage with a loft sleeping arrangement (for this reason we are not comfortable with children staying in the accommodations). Slightly larger than a "tiny home". Heated by a woodburning stove. There is a small kitchen and bathroom.
We are generally looking for someone who can provide their own meals for days we are not working together. The main meal of the day is shared when we work in the field.
We have children and a large breed dog (rhodesian ridgeback). While you have your own space and privacy, you should be comfortable and kind, but also confident and firm around them.
The island of Brač is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe (Zlatni rat in Bol). There are 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 (about a 40 minute walk) it is for those who prefer a peaceful setting. There are buses to the other side of the island, and taxi's are available. We can pick up and drop off when you arrive on the ferry. We can also coordinate shopping trips to the bigger grocery stores should you need supplies and don’t have your own transportation
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
While staying in our guest house, you have your own broadband internet.
We have a few parking spaces for smaller vehicles, for a large motorhome we can find another solution but would not be directly at our location
3 -4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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