Earth Garden Tiny House and Cat Refuge

FOOD IS NOT INCLUDED, THE TOILET IS OUTSIDE AND YOU WON’T HAVE A REFRIGERATOR

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LGBTQ+ fam welcome!

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I need cat caretakers for all of December 2023, then again from February through May 2024. I like for arrivals and departures to happen on the first of the month, with a one month minimum.

IT'S ALL ABOUT THEM CATS!

I’m wary of accepting solo travelers for the winter months, because you will be EXTREMELY alone up on the land. Unless you know for sure that you’re a hardcore introvert and that being alone even in challenging weather would be just fine by you, please think twice before applying for this position. I think that couples or friends traveling together would have a much better time.

If you love cats and are independent, responsive, and think you could live in a remote area with minimal (but decent) shelter, read on.

This is a great opportunity to disconnect and get back to nature. I don't mean that you'll be cut off from the world: you can get mobile data, but there's no running water, the toilet is outside, and the electricity is solar. If you love hiking, you’ll be in heaven here. Vis has many hiking trails through hills and valleys, often with stunning sea views along the way.

The most beautiful part of my land is the Sea Garden, where you can go to enjoy a view across the sea to Hvar, Brač and the mainland mountains in the distance. There’s also a rough-cut walking path nearby that can get you down to the water (the bay of Rogačić) in 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how athletic you are. Walking to and from town should take you a half-hour either way if you're sporty, or maybe 45 minutes if you're slow like me.

I live in town from October through May and going up to feed the land cats every day is difficult for me. I need cat caretakers as well as help with easy land maintenance. The living conditions here are most likely rougher than you're used to: princesses need not apply. There's hiking up or downhill through a small forest to get to and from town, and there's weather. You'll need a backpack, good shoes and a headlamp: no suitcases! You'll need to carry your own food and water from town to the tiny house, and sometimes you'll need to carry cat food up too. You'll also need to carry your trash down the hill to town. The tiny house is minimal but cozy: if you enjoy getting back to basics, it has everything you need. I want people to stay for a month at a time, arriving and departing on the first. You MUST be in Split the night before coming to Vis! You need to take the 11 am ferry from Split (or whatever the first one is on the day you travel to Vis: it's usually at 11) which puts you on Vis at 1:20 pm, enough time for getting to the tiny house and doing orientation before dark. No dogs allowed.


Avaliações

5.0
(7 avaliações)7

Anfitrião & Equipe

5.0

Horas & Atividades

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Aprendizado & Diversão

5.0

Alemanha

5

Shiva was very friendly and open minded. She explained everything really well and just told us what needed to be done without controlling everything. She was very appreciative about our work.
We worked a few hours each day and spend the rest of the days at the sea or exploring the island.
It was a lovely experience

15 dias atrás

Alemanha

5

Shiva was an amazing host. She trusted us with our work and we were able to decide at what times we wanted to get the work done.
She showed us many aspects of the life of street cats.
She was very open minded and answered any questions we had.

15 dias atrás

Estados Unidos

5

My time at the earth garden tiny house was amazing beyond my expectations. :) It’s definitely living off the land, so be prepared for hikes, no running water (but plenty of access to water), and lots of bugs. It felt like camping and I absolutely loved it!! The cats are amazing and cuddly, and Shiva is the kindest and most welcoming host. I couldn’t be happier about my decision to come to the land. Shiva and others on Vis are truly committed to caring for the cats on the island which is very inspiring and made me feel like I was a part of something special. Thank you so much❤️

1 mês atrás

Estados Unidos

5

The experience with Shiva and the land is a once in a lifetime experience. It is very unique, having to think on your feet and deal with unexpected circumstances. The cats are amazing and the nature is too. I am glad I was able to support her project and to get a new story to tell.

3 meses atrás

Itália

5

It was a unique, mind-opening experience. I felt at peace and inspired.
Since I stepped foot on the island I felt welcomed and appreciated. The host, Shiva, is genuine, kind-hearted and trustworthy.
My favourite part was spending time with the cats in Sky Garden, where you can admire astounding views of the sunset. The night sky is also breathtaking as one may imagine, it's perfect for stargazing!
I would recommend this experience to anyone who shows qualities of adaptability and independance.
I made memories I will cherish forver.
A big Thank You to Shiva and lots of a love to the cats!

5 meses atrás


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