Hi, my name is Vilson, and welcome to Olive Garden Paljka. A matrix project of self-sustained house, living, and tourism..

Hi, my name is Vilson, and welcome to Olive
Garden Paljka. A matrix project of self-sustained house,
living, and tourism. All the modern things with traditional elements. When I was 20, 20 and something, I saw the
one stone housing in the newspapers and I cut it and I put it in my wallet and I was
keeping it all my years while I was travelling. When you make a house of stone it is or at
least one century, if not two. I had a few helpers like my friends. Emotionally, I’m connected. Not just with the house But with the work,
with the olives. They called it the worst land. Nobody didn’t want it. I spoke with my father and I said, “Ok. Give me those lands that nobody wants.” The olives, that was the love of my grandfather. My family helped me a lot. They prepared the land, they remove all the
bushes all the stones and everything I planted the olives and we put this water system and
everything what it goes For the whole project, almost 5 years. Somebody will call it. “Oh, it’s not a real traditional house.” Okay. I know. I can’t live like 18th century. Wouldn’t have electricity. I wouldn’t have the storage of water I wouldn’t
have a radio. I have a smart phone, but I have a connection
with the nature also. First you dream, or you imagine. First is imagination. And after imagination is reality. This is my lovely stone house, it’s a real
stone house walls are 50 centimeters beam It is the most cheaper way when you buy the
raw stone and then you cut it and you shape it by yourself. At the beginning of the project it was very
difficult. Day by day time by time you learn it by yourself
how to cut it how to shape it because this house together with the olives are giving
us one small matrix for Self-sustained off-grid living. Not to live in a dirty box, but it’s something
nice. We have the storage of water. We are collecting all the rain and we are
using it in a toilet in an in a kitchen and so on. It stores up to the 30 thousand liters of
water. Right here. We have the solar system for the hot
water. It’s working for us six months in a year. We have the photovoltaic panels. We have one kilowatt installed. Everything is based in the basement. During the summertime we have the high temperatures. We cover this. Made this green area to keep the temperature
inside of the house at a lower level. Okay. All the doors. They are handmade doors. and please… It’s like a modern studio apartment. Open-plan concept. There is no walls inside. We have the small kitchen. This lovely stone sink is made from one of
my friends It’s always I’m trying to connect my lovely north part of Croatia in the south
part. This is make of Slavonian oak He is living
in the north part and this one from the south. I think it looks nice and it’s very solid
This is a simple gas stove. The gas is outside. We have two three bottles and it’s all connected
with our gas boiler which we are using during the winter time. In the living room lower levels. The main object my lovely fireplace. We are using it for the heating and for preparing
the food. I bring the air which is coming from the outside
from this area here and this one is making a windshield which is not allowing the smoke
to go inside of the living area and so on. This is the art of my lovely sister, the present
of my friend Tanya, from my journey from Mexico, This is from my journey from Costa Rica. As I was traveling all around the world. I was trying to connect everything “What is
the best?” and to use it in my own place. Going off-grid doesn’t mean that you disconnect
yourself from society. Visit the museums, use the buses, use the
roads. Up here it is our lovely gallery Everybody
who’s sleeping there. They said they had such a great night. This is the wood stove. I got it from Austria. And now here, this is what is left when we
were building the house. This was the rejected stone. Wasn’t good enough for the house. But at the end, it’s such a beautiful combination
This sewing machine. This is at least at least hundred years old. This cabinet, I received it as a present. One lady didn’t know what to do with it. It is at least 100 years old. We recolor it repaint it and we are keeping
everything what we need for the toilet, for the showering. The shower also made of a stone. All the stone is from the olive garden. Will be in the olive garden very soon. Right here I try to make this one is my wine
bar that I will present all the good wines from the are a. In the summertime microclimate is so nice. Average temperature around 20 Celsius. Outside It can be 35. We have the two area. This picture is freedom. And this is the liberty. Behind the freedom, solar. We have this main cable. Comes into a regulator Which is 40 amperes. To the battery, Victron Gel and from batteries
also to the inverter converting the 24 volts into 220, but we have also one outlet for
the 24. Every battery is 220 ampere-hours we have
four of them. So far, we never have a problem. Even if it was a rainy or sunny or during
the night or day. Behind the liberty we have everything what
we need for the Olive gardening and all the tools. This is the solid rock which I kept and some
metals From our olive oil. So far, I never use artificial fertilizer. No insecticides. No pesticides. We have almost 300 trees, 4 variety. We have the oblicza, leccino, pendolino and
frantoio. This is the frantoio. This leccino. frantoio, leccino pendolino! The last one, pendolino. They are living 1,000 years, 2,000 years. When you plant your olives, you planted for
your children. Who am I to destroy the future of my children? For this year, they called me a little bit
crazy. I didn’t want to spray it five or six times
just to keep the fruits. If you are using all the chemicals, inside
of the tree can be so full of heavy metals and you have to take it out because it can’t
give you the clean and pure fruits. So I will keep it as much as possible clean
and pure and let it be more eco than what they say it’s eco. If you don’t feel good vibrations, don’t live
there. Move away. Change
the place where you are living if you are not Connected with the place. You are the one who is making decisions. It will not be your mother, your sister, your
brother. In everything
you do in your life, you must give your vision. It’s okay to listen somebody else’s good opinion,
good advice and so on, but always listen your heart for what is the best to do. For now, it’s Priceless. If you want another, okay. I will build it for you, another one. I will build it, not this one. I already bought the stone for another project. But this one we will stay for me. Another project will be for somebody else

100 thoughts on “OFF THE GRID Traditional STONE TINY HOUSE built BY HAND”

  1. Just Beautiful , humble, quietly proud hardworking man, especially thoughtful about his design. Congratulations my friend.

  2. So beautiful… very inspirational….! Its been in my heart to move, and you've given me words for thought regarding being connected to where i am…. Thank you!

  3. This is amazing and entirely warms my heart to see one return to nature, yet live in the modern era with a dream he is pursuing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  4. I love his vision and skills. And kudos to the olive business? I love this simple living. Been wanting to start on mine.

  5. This is the way to live, love and be at peace. Well done you and your family. Croatia is beautiful and it appears the people are too! Great ambassador.

  6. yeap now got it how come a the stone house, it's balkans(not meant in a negative way I'm balkan too).
    I didn't like the couch though why not the couch out of olive wood. Or because olive wood is not easily shaped by hand some other type of wood that grows in the area. For the rest extremely beautiful house. Loved it.

  7. I have such a wonderful feeling watching this. Hard work and a beautiful home. We need more people like this. Good luck and thank you for sharing!

  8. Savrsenstvo. Kuća po mom ukusu. Cijela zemlja objedinjena u materijalu kojim je kuća izrađena. Predivno zamišljeno i vjerujem mukotrpno odrađeno. Svaka čast. Postovanje.

  9. I am seeing a trend to all of these amazing sustainable projects that people are doing. So many of the people when asked how they "chose" the site will say "oh it is my mother and fathers land that we "chose". Well that is ok but how does it help people who did not have the ability to choose parents who own incredible land? I still like looking at these projects but it just seems to say to me. "forget it man your parents are not rich so you will never be able to do something nice".

  10. What good is a man if he hasn’t got a hammer!!
    What good is a rock if it hasn’t got a friend?
    The two bought together will last until the end!
    The power of love is a two sided sword…

  11. 3:20 top right by stairs; pic of Che Guevara. A man given prepared land to build & plant on; supports a Marxist murderer who didnt believe people should have the excess to do what his family did for him. Double think, 1984, Orwell.

  12. The man has a good heart, which shows in every detail and every word he said. Inspirational person with vision, always learning.

  13. Love the house and much respect to this guy. I have questions about the stairs tho – is it like that or can it be pulled out? First few steps looks like its impossible to step on unless its like a ladder.

  14. Joj čovječe dolazim! =D
    Super je kuca. Isto kao sto je djed gradio. Samo u podrumu bi imala kiseli kupus i krompir, kakvo vino haha

  15. Hi Vilson, wow Man, You Realy made a "very beuatiful" House, with nice stones. Its realy exactly what, and how much you need with a little bit of modern aspects.! Great olive garden, You are so right about the ground and the trees. Thanks for sharing.. Greetz from Europe.NL.

  16. "A must purchase if your considering building a home from a shipping container.>>> I completed my container home just 3 weeks ago and couldn't be happier with the final product. Without the help of Warrens guide to building a container home it would cost thousands more and taken weeks longer.

  17. I love this! I want to go off grid but I’m still interested in it being aesthetically pleasing. Thank you, so inspiring!

  18. You have a beautiful place my friend it's quite a genius ingenuity creation thank you for sharing brother take care..from USA.

  19. That house is amazing. I have had a desire to build a stone home and seller in my back yard. I wish we could look at your plans to help others achieve similar results. This inspired me. Thank you.

  20. How much is the one being built? I am asking as a stone cottage would be ideal for my black mold illness. Very curious!

  21. I have built hundreds of houses,apartment blocks,office blocks over 52yrs so far many with my bare hands so what,anyone can do it if they try

  22. In America,just the permit process is enough to almost make a petson give up. This system punishes real freedom, independent thought, and self reliance. I have much respect for this man.

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