Help an experienced traveller with renovation of a historic house in downtown Rijeka, Croatia




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    I am 55 year old Croat / Dutch citisen .
    Have lived in London 2 years , New York 1 year , Amsterdam 22 years .
    I have been around a lot , in the 1980 ties , ship crew job for a while .
    Fluent in English , Dutch , Italian . Understand some Spanish , Polish , German .
    Worked in legendary Marquee London club 1988 , seen Pink Floyd on a Wembly 88 ,
    Motorhead in Hammersmith Odeon , and Queen with Freddie Mercury in 1986 .

    In need of help with renovation of 1850 house downtown Rijeka. Location is A1 !!
    General help wanted with renovation project of the 1850 building
    ( one floor only conversion into few smaller apartments ).
    Just off main street Korzo.
    You will be living on a first floor , and most tasks are on the second floor .
    Would be very happy to have few handy DIY people , all kind of building school trade very welcome .

    I expect of you 25 hours of help a week . Fridge will be always full , its a self service and crew members are cooking for themselves ( outside help hours ) .Cleaning of the place you have to do yourself , in a free time as well .
    Internet speed is good .At the moment we are help from 08 till 13 pm ( 5 hours no brakes ) .

    The project started one year ago and is now maybe few months to to be finished ,most
    heavy and dirty tasks have already been done .
    Electrical and Plumbing is done , faze one .

    Now we will do dry walling , rockwoll insulation ...
    Some materials have to be carried up to the second floor , and some stuff to bring down .

    Carpenter needed as well ...
    Accommodation is part of the 120 m2 apartment on a floor below ,room size 17 m2 , 27 m2 .
    Wanted 1-4 persons . help should be 5 hours a day or more depends on agreement and your skill.

    Starting from October 2020. Longer stay is possible . We are NOT afraid of Covid too .
    You dont need to have experience and specal skills , but to be motivated for work .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have lived abroad for 25 years . Amsterdam , London , NewYork . If you are young person still searching for your way what to do with your life , you can get lots of first hand experience and advice from experienced mid age person .

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    Now we are into Dry walling , insulation , and similar finishing tasks .
    Acommodation is part of the 100 m2 apartment on a floor below ,room size 17 m2 .

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Croatian: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Polish: Beginner

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  • Accommodation


    Part of 120 m2 apartment , Internet , Food .
    Couples can get own room , boys in a triple room .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Situated in downtown , just of main street , Rijeka has about 120 000 population , this year Rijeka is European capital of culture .Its third bigest city in Croatia , only 60 km from Italy , and 25 km from Slovenia . Covid - 19 situation here is relatively low at the moment .

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    • 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

    5 hours a day x 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 753171318387