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*** We Do Not Host in the Summer - Our accommodations are reserved during the tourist season starting End of April until September (sometimes even October) ***
Please do not message about a summer workaway, as we try to make sure to respond to every inquiry, these inquiries create extra work for us .
NOVEMBER 2022 - OLIVE HARVEST - We have already committed to hosting for this season. You can reach out if you are super interested and just incase some current plans fall through, but this would be a last minute scenario and we understand that travel plans must be made ahead fo time.
COOK - we are considering the idea of hosting someone that may be able to cook the main meal of the day for our family and other workawayers that are helping us harvest. If you are confident with meal planning , shopping, prepping, cooking, and cleaning for one meal a day, please reach out. Of course you would join us for this meal, but the rest of your meals and time would be your responsibility. It's important to know our family eats a primal based diet, with animal products, and little/no grains or sugar. We have never hosted this kind of situation before so We could discuss more detail with the right person
MARCH 2023 - SPRING PRUNING - Please reach out after November, when we will start considering for March.
Please read below for more information...
Born and raised in Canada, My wife and I decided to return to the land of my family and rejuvenate an inherited olive grove. Using organic and regenerative agricultural practices, we are passionate about raising healthy olives and animals, cultivate organic produce in our garden, as well as sharing our passion.
We have many one-time projects and work that is often seasonal in nature. Therefore our need for workawayers and the type of help/type of accommodations changes regularly. If you have come across our profile and are interested, please check the other sections for detailed information on some of the projects (especially the time of year) that we are looking to have help with.
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cuidado de animales
Ayuda en una granja
Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
The tradition of raising Olives on Island brač on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia is both ancient and culturally engrained in the local communities. We find it ultimately a peaceful and spiritual experience that we love to share with family, friends, tourists, and anyone else interested in living as close to the land as possible.
Winter season is a time where the island is sleepy and even a bit isolated. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is where you will find it. If you are looking for a lot of people and bustling attractions, we think you may be disappointed as many establishments are only open in the summer season. This is also the time that our family rests and rejuvenates outside our work day with solitude and quiet privacy.
Summer Season we do not generally host with Workaway because it is hot, there is not a lot of farm work in the heat of the summer, and we work in the tourist industry during this season. Our accomodations are used as tourist rental in the months of May-October. It is when the island gets busier with tourists from all over the world coming to enjoy the crystal clear waters, award winning beaches, and Mediterranean climate. We have much less free time in the summer so incase we do list a Workaway in the summer - you should be comfortable and happy to spend free time independently of us, although we are confident you wont be disappointed with this free time to yourself.
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
COVID -19 Considerations
Please be sure to check in advance if you are able to travel to Croatia without restrictions. We are fully vaccinated (children are not yet). We do not require vaccination or pcr testing (unless as a requirement for entry to Croatia at the time of travel), but we may ask for a rapid antigen test (because nobody like to get sick in general).
Annual Olive Harvest
We Host two people in our separate apartment. We generally host two pairs of workaways - split between the first half of November and the second half of November. We pick every day that there is no rain - for 5 hours with a break to provide the main meal of the day. You are welcome to arrive before November 1st (or stay into December) to enjoy "time off" in the accommodations before or after harvest season, depending on an agreement with regards to providing meals. To be clear - Extra time off is offered in accommodations so that it is fair that you are not provided with all meals.
Annual Spring Pruning
This includes for 2-4 hours a day of physical work in the olive grove. The help requires the collection of cut branches and burning in the field. This doesn't require a lot of strength but you should know there is constant bending to pick up the olive branches. We will provide the occasional lunch in the field on longer days (breakfast and dinner are your responsibility) and days off dependant on the weather.
We will make special considerations any time of the year for a professional, skilled trade woodworker (single or with their travel partner, meals included). We have an endless list of woodworking projects, and Skilled woodworkers are non existent on the island.
As there are many kinds of coverage for both EU/Non EU nationals, we expect that our workaways choose the best options that suit their travel and stay considering the work being done with us.
30m squared small stone cottage with a loft sleeping arrangement. Slightly larger than a "tiny home". Heated by a woodburning stove. There is a small kitchen and bathroom. This apartment is used as an income source for our family, so we ask that you keep this in mind with regards to keeping it clean and maintained, including leaving the apartment ready as if rental guests would arrive.
We are generally looking for someone who can provide their own meals for days we are not working together. The main meal of the day (usually lunch) is shared when we work in the field for olive picking.
During Pruning season, we only work 2-4 hours a day with plenty of days off, and for this time of year we ask workaways to take care of all their own meals.
Because there is a king bed the loft, and a pull out couch, we may be able to host a group of travellers larger than two, dependent on how you are comfortable sharing the bed options.
* We don't host a single traveller as our accommodations are more efficient to host two.*
*We do not generally host workaways with children as we are not comfortable with the loft and ladder setup and children and heights as a liability*
We have children ; While you have your own space and privacy, you should be comfortable and kind, but also confident and firm around them, being able to set boundaries with them (They are a bit "free range" So you will need to be able to tell them when you've had enough).
The island of Brač is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe (Zlatni rat in Bol). There are hiking and biking trails, and unspoiled coastline and many historical sites and attractions. The island is well connected by ferry to the mainland attractions including Split. Our grove is located in a small and peaceful village. Although it is relatively close to the main port town (about a 40 minute walk) it is for those who prefer a peaceful setting. There are buses to the other side of the island (reduced schedule in the winter), and taxi's are available. We can pick up and drop off when you arrive on the ferry. We can also coordinate shopping trips to the bigger grocery stores should you need supplies and don’t have your own transportation
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
While staying in our guest house, you have your own broadband internet (the best plan money can buy for the island - The speed is usually between 20-50, unless it's high tourist season in the summertime)
We have a few parking spaces for smaller vehicles, for a large motorhome we can find another solution but would not be directly at our location
3 - 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.
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