Help us with renovation and gardening in Medjimurje, Croatia

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  • Description


    This is not a typical Workaway but we will ensure that the WorkAwayers enjoy themselves!

    We have a small, old, traditionally constructed wooden ‘posavska kuća’ in Medjimurje, the most northern inland county of Croatia. We spend up to six months of the year here and each year we tackle a small renovation project. Typical activities would be re-rendering the base walls, relaying paths, repainting some internal walls and re-oiling the wooden structure. These are all dependent on the weather and the skills of the Workawayer. If you could help us with this, and/or some other maintenance gardening, we would love to hear from you.

    We need help for approx 5 - 10 days in June, and again in September/October. Please do not apply if your dates do not match. Basically, it would suit someone as a ‘filler’ between longer Workaways.

    Five hours per day x 5 days per week or equivalent, though we are very flexible on this. All meals provided, you can accompany us in the car when we go out, or use our bikes.

    WiFi reception is good.

    I like people with a happy, flexible disposition, confident but not too talkative, and not fussy eaters.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am a retired, qualified and highly experienced EFL teacher and author, and happy to help you improve your English skills.

  • Help


    People with building, plumbing, general maintenance or painting skills are especially welcome!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Own bedroom with en suite bathroom. Two single beds.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time go cycling, sleep, go to the swimming pool & spa or whatever. We have two bikes or you can come with us if we are going out, as we do most days. We are fairly easy going on this and we do all we can to ensure a happy, lively environment for our Workawayers! The local countryside is excellent for running and hiking. We are inland, NOT near the sea!

    Please note that some of our online feedback and posted photographs refer to our previous location in Italy.

  • 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

    VW campervan size maximum.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 666395497697

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