Come and join us in a rural touristic project located in central Vojnić, Croatia

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  • Description

    Description

    Come and join us in our retreat/ agro / touristic project located close to the city of Vojnic in Croatia.

    On 7 hectares of land we grow organic plum trees and accommodate tourists in 3 reconstructed old wooden houses. In 2020 we opened our new common hall for guests which is used for different retreats like yoga, meditation or team building events. Our mission is to offer our guest an amazing stay in this beautiful nature place.

    Place is surrounded with forest and orchards with clear blue skies and beautiful air, perfect for anyone looking for a escape from city life.

    A great opportunity to learn basics about hospitality, orchard & farm working and organization.

    In this moment we are looking for a experienced chef/cook, who is also capable of helping around house maintenance. There is a possibility to stay for a whole season or longer :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    During the season a lot of people goes through our place. Some of them are tourists and some are friends. There is a lot of opportunities for cultural exchange and new friendships.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    The work can consist of:

    - helping with tourists ( making sure they have all they need, cleaning the house, washing the sheets and towels etc) - depends on the season.
    - cooking and shopping (for up to 20 people)
    - general farm&orchard work (helping with and learning about organic orchard work like cutting the branches, collecting the branches, fertilizing plum trees, mowing the grass, taking care of the flowers and trees in the garden, chopping the wood, keeping the place clean, fixing small things in and around the houses)
    Use of house tools like drill, hammer, ax, moto-trimmer, lawnmower and driving licence is a big plus )


    Depending on the season we make a plan and can provide more information.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Croatian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Wooden house shared with other volunteers and with our friend Bif who stays there most of the time with occasional trips to Zagreb for a few days. Bif is a great guy, very funny and relaxed, not so handy with tools...that's why we search for people here :) Also, it would be great for him to improve his English so he can travel the world one day!

    House consist of the kitchen, bathroom and two rooms on two floors but basically it is a one spacer because there are no doors separating two floors.
    Sometimes, some friends who visit us also stay in the house and sleep on the mattresses on the floor.
    Sleeping bags are welcomed but not necessary.

    We will provide food for the volunteers. Sometimes we have a cooking schedule so it is expected to cook for the team of 3-6 people. Also it is possible to use a kitchen and prepare food for yourself. Considering a volunteer diet we organize getting the supplies in a market or from other small farms in the surroundings.

    A cat Šlapica and a dog Azra also live on the farm and are considered a family members!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week is expected.
    In your free time you can explore around and see nice places like Plitvice lakes or rivers Korana and Mrežnica. Capital Zagreb is 1 hour away by car. City of Vojnić, which is 15 min away by car is a small town with couple of bars, local stores, library, post office, ambulance and so on. City of Karlovac which "lies" on four rivers - Korana, Dobra, Mrežnica and Kupa is a nice city with population of 55.000 settlement and is 30 min away by car.
    Without a car it is not so easy to move unless you are moving with some of us by our car.
    Also you can stay on the farm and relax&enjoy your free time :)

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week




Host ref number: 896985523823