House-sitting on the island of Vis, Croatia

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  • Last activity: 23 May 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are also this year again in need of a house-sitter during July and August!

    We (Swiss/Dutch couple with 4 children) bought a beautiful and remote piece of land on the island of Vis 11 years ago, with the intention to build a home for our family. Our property is 1.5ha in size and located on the steep northwest side of the island. This side of the island has been abandoned more than 70 years ago and all that is left are a few ruins. All the terraces were once used to grow grapes but are now completely grown over by dense bush and pine forests. Obviously this means a lot of work clearing the land but also offers endless possibilities for creative solutions!

    In 2024 we are planning to..
    - work on a hiking trail
    - plant more trees
    - increase the size of our garden
    - clear more land to establish a vineyard and food forest
    - build a tiny house
    - making a cob floor

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will certainly get a great " off the grid living " experience with all its ups and downs!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    In general we are in need of people with building (especially carpenters and woodworkers) or gardening skills. People who do not mind to get their hands dirty and work hard of course are always welcome as well!
    We would also like to invite homeschooling/unschooling families and of course Au pairs are always more than welcome as well!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

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

  • Accommodation


    Little caravan with kitchen. We have a compost toilet, electricity and running water.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Vis is one of the most remote islands in Croatia and also regarded as one of the most beautyful in the Mediterranean. There are endless possibilities for swimming, kayaking, hiking and exploring the island.
    However our location is remote and it takes a 40min walk (20min by car) to the next village and a 40min hike to the next beach. For campervans keep in mind that our access road is a 6km gravel road!

  • 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 host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    No wifi available!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    However our access road is currently in a really bad shape, but so far every camper van managed without major difficulties!

  • 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

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 973683992664

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