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



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    I am 55 year old . Left Yugo land in 1988 , and back in CRO land in 2012 .
    Have lived in London 2 years , New York 1 year , Amsterdam 22 years .
    So I am also Dutch . Dus , ik spreek Nederlands !
    Also as a ship crew have been around a lot , long time ago .
    Fluent in English , Dutch , Italian . Understand some Spanish , Polish , German .
    Worked in legendary Marquee London club 1988 , seen Pink Floyd on a Wembley 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 3 apartments ). Just off main street Korzo. Living on a first floor , and work on the second floor .
    Would be very happy to host 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 or one of the crew members is cooking .

    The project started one year ago and is now maybe few months to to be finished ,most
    heavy and dirty work is already been done . There is more work on a top floor but that can wait .
    Electrical and Plumbing is done , faze one . ( No fittings jet ) .

    Now we will need dry walling works / knauf , rockwoll insulation , and finishing works .
    Walls smoothing / skim coat experience over a new plaster / Roodband ??
    Also some re-painting of the first floor in the meantime .
    Some materials have to be carried up to the second floor , and some stuff to bring down .
    Some plastering and painting / laminate / furniture assembly .

    Carpenter needed to hang 12 doors and some terrace roof work maybe .
    Accommodation is part of the 120 m2 apartment on a floor below ,room size 17 m2 , 27 m2 .
    Wanted 1-4 persons . Work should be 5 hours a day or more depends on agreement and your skill .

    Duration few months from October 2020. Longer stay is possible .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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 . Especialy if you are out of EU and want to stay and live in EU , I can learn you some tricks as I have done that 25 years ago .

  • Help


    Now we are into Dry walling works , insulation , and similar finishing works .
    Acommodation is part of the 100 m2 apartment on a floor below ,room size 17 m2 .
    Wanted 1-2 persons . help can be 4 hours a day or more depends on agreement .
    Duration 1-2 months maybe .

  • Languages

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

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Part of 100 m2 apartment , Internet , Food .
    Own room size 17 m2 .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Situated in downtown , just of main street , Rijeka has about 200 000 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 .

  • 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

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    anything not to big

  • 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

Host ref number: 753171318387