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  Topic: If you were going to emigrate, where to and why?
Croatia Keith

Replies: 161
Views: 341076
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 13 7:26 am   Subject: If you were going to emigrate, where to and why?
We are back in the UK at the moment for a visit and after nearly 9 years away nothing has changed very much. Very sad.

Friends we left behind years ago are still looking for land.

Glad we ...
  Topic: Channel 4 Sunday 8pm, build your own house.
Croatia Keith

Replies: 8
Views: 12783
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Tue Oct 02, 12 4:31 pm   Subject: Channel 4 Sunday 8pm, build your own house.
Not being able to build how and what we wanted was one of the reasons we left the UK.

Shows like this create interest and maybe inspire some people, but the reality of being "allowed" to do it is ...
  Topic: The beginnings of a Cider Empire ?
Croatia Keith

Replies: 169
Views: 247787
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 12 10:02 am   Subject: The beginnings of a Cider Empire ?
What a great way to promote both your businesses and have a good time to boot. Hope it goes well Bodger.

A friend of ours (Joe) has taken on the mantle of becoming our version of the Croatian " ...
  Topic: Smallholdings, 50k apiece, Gloucestershire
Croatia Keith

Replies: 17
Views: 27454
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Sat Aug 25, 12 11:17 am   Subject: Smallholdings, 50k apiece, Gloucestershire
You get a lot more for that money here in Croatia.

www.inlandcroatia.com

www.saprocro.com
  Topic: The beginnings of a Cider Empire ?
Croatia Keith

Replies: 169
Views: 247787
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 12 8:08 pm   Subject: The beginnings of a Cider Empire ?
I dont think any of us are looking at the money aspect...HIC

But seriously that could be a very interesting little earner here if it took off.

Croatians can brew everything from anything and ye ...
  Topic: The beginnings of a Cider Empire ?
Croatia Keith

Replies: 169
Views: 247787
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 12 6:56 pm   Subject: The beginnings of a Cider Empire ?
They don't make cider here in Croatia, well not yet anyway. Your story has inspired a few of us to have a go.
  Topic: If you were going to emigrate, where to and why?
Croatia Keith

Replies: 161
Views: 341076
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 12 1:06 pm   Subject: Croatia has a lot to offer.
We found Croatia more by luck than good judgement and have been here for 8 years now. http://inlandcroatianews.wordpress.com/

Many people know about Croatia's lovely coastline and islands but anyth ...
  Topic: The Bartering System in Croatia.
Croatia Keith

Replies: 14
Views: 5258
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun May 20, 12 12:04 pm   Subject: The Bartering System in Croatia.
Given that we were "plastic-suburban" people back in the UK we are not sure if we could have got something like this off the ground with our neighbours back then.

Too much suspicion and not enough ...
  Topic: The Bartering System in Croatia.
Croatia Keith

Replies: 14
Views: 5258
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat May 19, 12 5:32 pm   Subject: The Bartering System in Croatia.
We are more than happy to be able to do something or give something to our friends and neighbours for free. But where its an ongoing, weekly, monthly or yearly arrangement the bartering system makes e ...
  Topic: The Bartering System in Croatia.
Croatia Keith

Replies: 14
Views: 5258
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri May 18, 12 2:37 pm   Subject: The Bartering System in Croatia.
We are not experts in keeping animals of any sort other than our dogs so rather than tackle something we neither had the heart for or the experience we entered the bartering system with our neighbours ...
  Topic: Thinking of moving.
Croatia Keith

Replies: 21
Views: 24588
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Wed May 16, 12 4:00 pm   Subject: Thinking of moving.
Agree with Gawber, make sure you spend plenty of time in the area before deciding, summer and winter. Renting first is also a bonus if you can afford to.

When we moved to Croatia it took us many vi ...
  Topic: Off Grid - first step
Croatia Keith

Replies: 18
Views: 10525
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun May 13, 12 9:31 am   Subject: Off Grid - first step
Nice starter project, I really admire your efforts.

Unless you have A+ or better rated fridge and freezer you might want to consider investing in a digital plug in timer.

Half an hour of power ...
  Topic: Well water supply - thoughts?
Croatia Keith

Replies: 19
Views: 12605
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun May 13, 12 9:23 am   Subject: Well water supply - thoughts?
We would whole heartily agree that subject to testing you should go over to the well water.

We have our own well supply we have used for 8 years and when we drink water at friends houses or cafes ...
  Topic: Lacking inspiration
Croatia Keith

Replies: 8
Views: 1848
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 12 8:02 am   Subject: Lacking inspiration
I find searching the internet inspiring.
  Topic: Building boom
Croatia Keith

Replies: 21
Views: 20046
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 12 12:44 pm   Subject: Building boom
onemanband, what part of Hertfordshire are you from?

St Albans & Welwyn were our old areas and talking to contacts still in the construction buisness around that way they are just about keeping ...
 
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