John and I have just started a new chapter in our lives. We have purchased an old stone house on an island in Croatia. There are approximately 300 to 400 year round residents on the island of Prvic, two villages and no cars. The island is a Cultural Heritage site. The “house” actually is made up of 5 homes, and we have purchased three of them to combine into one home. It is on the waterfront and there is room for our future boat to be parked right outside the house. Your mode of transportation is a boat instead of a car. It is a short boat ride to two nearby cities, the old and beautiful city of Sibenik and the second City of Vodice.
We are also close to hundreds of other islands. There are over 1000 Croatian islands in the Adriatic sea. It is stunningly beautiful.
Our stone house has walls a couple of feet thick. John exposed the original wooden floors yesterday that were hidden under carpet. On the inside, the stone walls have been plastered over. The place needs to be gutted and opened up to join the homes together. One of the homes is completely abandoned.
It is exciting and a little intimidating to take on a project like this in a foreign country with a foreign language and no Home Depot around the corner.