| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments


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


Hanora Brennan

Jan 1, 2019, 12:43 pm Reply

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.


Jan 1, 2019, 3:16 pm Reply

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.


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Jan 1, 2019, 11:45 pm Reply

wHAT A dream! more people should know what it feels ,like to build a home with their hands & heart!


Jan 1, 2019, 12:43 am Reply

The most beautiful off-grid house ever!


Jan 1, 2019, 1:57 am Reply

I want a lovely fireplace too. I will make it happen because I am the one who is making the decision. 😀

George Gibson

Jan 1, 2019, 11:49 am Reply

I like freedom and liberty.

minnie saab

Jan 1, 2019, 12:08 pm Reply


The Bunker

Jan 1, 2019, 9:56 pm Reply

Very unique! I love it!


Jan 1, 2019, 7:49 am Reply

A very honest man.


Jan 1, 2019, 8:23 am Reply

Fantastic. I loved your creation!

The Programming Show

Jan 1, 2019, 2:52 am Reply

what country italio?

Dani Johnson

Jan 1, 2019, 5:51 am Reply

My dream home! Thank you for sharing!


Jan 1, 2019, 9:02 am Reply

Come to Portugal and you will see this all over the country. 😀 Beside Lisbon and Porto.


Jan 1, 2019, 9:05 pm Reply

Great story, great project, nicely done.

finding magic

Jan 1, 2019, 4:22 pm Reply

You have such a good soul.

George Stan

Jan 1, 2019, 2:30 pm Reply

This is absolutely wonderful. 😊🇹🇩

SK Camper

Jan 1, 2019, 2:14 pm Reply

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!

Mara Biquel

Feb 2, 2019, 10:08 pm Reply

Hermosa!!! Beautiful and inspirational story!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️

Grim Reaper

Feb 2, 2019, 12:01 am Reply

most people in North America live way beyond their means…

BookCade NB

Feb 2, 2019, 5:22 am Reply

He said "Who am I to destroy the future for my Children". You sir have clearly never met an American Politician.

Gary Mullins

Feb 2, 2019, 4:26 pm Reply


Yuko Freeman

Feb 2, 2019, 7:17 pm Reply


Abraham Ortiz

Feb 2, 2019, 2:33 am Reply

I love this house God blessed him

Robert Freund

Feb 2, 2019, 10:05 pm Reply

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

rockey rocket

Feb 2, 2019, 4:52 am Reply

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".

Umberto Toni

Feb 2, 2019, 11:09 am Reply

God bless you and your home.

fabrizio lego

Feb 2, 2019, 3:27 pm Reply

Baš je super tvoja kuča. Bravo. Pozdrav iz NY.

Malibu Dolphin

Feb 2, 2019, 10:40 pm Reply

Lose the background music !
Wt😱 is he saying?


Feb 2, 2019, 3:13 am Reply

Thank you for sharing with me. I watched the whole thing I didnt skip anything. Paused A LOT!!!

Goran Marinic

Feb 2, 2019, 11:49 am Reply

Kamen u Hrvatskoj je najlepši mogući materijal za gradnju.


Feb 2, 2019, 2:20 pm Reply

The stone looked great

Kyle Henricks

Feb 2, 2019, 4:24 pm Reply



Feb 2, 2019, 1:57 am Reply

Cheers from Serbia:)

Mario Scevko

Feb 2, 2019, 2:28 am Reply

It’s a beautiful home Vilson, I especially like the white stone, and the sink, hello from Serbia

James Taylor

Feb 2, 2019, 5:11 am Reply

Cool house!

Monoleeto Christian

Feb 2, 2019, 7:19 pm Reply

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…

Christopher McKnight

Feb 2, 2019, 8:41 pm Reply

Thanks for sharing! You have beautiful place!

Mr Mrs Love – Wellness Entrepreneurs

Feb 2, 2019, 12:13 am Reply

Just amazing!!

Vojce Stojkov

Feb 2, 2019, 4:09 am Reply

Very very very beautiful regards from Macedonia


Feb 2, 2019, 4:34 am Reply

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.


Feb 2, 2019, 5:28 pm Reply

Wisdom spoken


Feb 2, 2019, 3:51 am Reply


Rossana Sanchez

Feb 2, 2019, 8:04 am Reply

i loved your home! =)

Daisie Pandeagua

Feb 2, 2019, 9:51 pm Reply

I love the setting of this stone house its my dream of traditional tiny house with everthing in it.

Evan Hodge

Feb 2, 2019, 7:47 am Reply

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

Муњож Његон

Feb 2, 2019, 1:00 pm Reply


Hersanti, ST

Feb 2, 2019, 7:22 am Reply

Really coollllllllllllllllll


Feb 2, 2019, 9:11 am Reply

You have a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing.

Janet Erikson

Feb 2, 2019, 4:29 pm Reply

truly incredible!

nadia n.

Feb 2, 2019, 6:50 am Reply

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.

Geetanjali Pahwa

Feb 2, 2019, 10:23 am Reply

Awsome… what to said in the end was awsome..and loved your home

Dirt cheap farmer

Feb 2, 2019, 10:49 am Reply

You have a beautiful home thank you for sharing this is truly one of my dreams to build

Jennifer DePanicis

Feb 2, 2019, 8:58 am Reply



Feb 2, 2019, 10:34 am Reply

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

Sharon Sedgwick

Feb 2, 2019, 8:29 pm Reply

I love everything about this. thank you for sharing.

Marie Ruotolo

Feb 2, 2019, 9:41 pm Reply

Just beautiful!♥️

Forester P.L

Mar 3, 2019, 7:32 pm Reply

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.

Tracey Wu

Mar 3, 2019, 9:04 am Reply


Royale Parker

Mar 3, 2019, 7:31 pm Reply

Loved this house and his project mission. Beautiful!


Mar 3, 2019, 3:57 pm Reply

I couldn't understand what country exactly

V Peeters

Mar 3, 2019, 1:48 pm Reply

I've been to Croatia a couple of times, I love it…. Makes me want to go back 🙂


Mar 3, 2019, 3:11 am Reply

Your wife is SOOO lucky.

james 1066

Mar 3, 2019, 6:25 am Reply

nice job…………(from a mason )

Lynnette mendoza/hutchison

Mar 3, 2019, 6:05 am Reply

So you painted over a hundred year old piece of furniture 👹

Butterfly Landing

Mar 3, 2019, 8:55 pm Reply

Beautiful life, beautiful home….


Mar 3, 2019, 5:57 am Reply

greetings from Costa Rica, lovely house!

Tanya Taderera

Mar 3, 2019, 5:31 pm Reply

6:05 nice picture

Adam Carroll

Mar 3, 2019, 3:00 am Reply

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

Viras Luxury Holiday

Apr 4, 2019, 9:46 pm Reply

Divota prika moj!

Henry Cartier

Apr 4, 2019, 7:22 pm Reply

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

Julius Mazzarella

Apr 4, 2019, 12:21 am Reply

beautiful home

Samuel Manrique

Apr 4, 2019, 8:14 am Reply

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.

old school american

May 5, 2019, 10:40 pm Reply


Clifford Baste

May 5, 2019, 11:32 am Reply

Wow… beautiful home. Good advise as well.

S. M. Psick

Jun 6, 2019, 6:22 pm Reply

Que hermosa casa!

Anna Musser

Jun 6, 2019, 6:51 pm Reply

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

Carol Wylie

Jun 6, 2019, 4:59 pm Reply

Love this house! ❤️

Dan Elisha

Jul 7, 2019, 9:32 am Reply

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

林俊傑 Miller Lin

Aug 8, 2019, 3:51 pm Reply

Awesome 👏

wrongway feldman

Aug 8, 2019, 8:08 pm Reply

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.

Andrew Bennett

Sep 9, 2019, 3:17 am Reply

I love your attitude Vilson, thanks for your beautiful video.
We are planning and have started design and ground works on our property in Australia. We love Croatia and have drawn much inspiration from your ideas, dreams and mindset. Thanks again.

Sow AG

Sep 9, 2019, 12:56 pm Reply

Lucky guy


Sep 9, 2019, 3:48 pm Reply

This man speaks the truth. No connection? Then move.

Evelyn Salinas

Sep 9, 2019, 7:05 am Reply

Stunning, well done.


Sep 9, 2019, 2:12 am Reply

Bravo 👏

Shaktisinh Chudasama

Sep 9, 2019, 9:46 pm Reply

I have seen 5-7 videos in this series but this is the first time I have seen someone use rain water harvesting.

Clara Isely

Sep 9, 2019, 12:16 pm Reply

Just Beautiful. I am in love. You are only lacking a masonry heater, greenhouse and HomeBiogas. Blessings and gratitude💗

Mark Henderson

Sep 9, 2019, 8:16 am Reply

I like this Cat!!!

jljyuhuh hyygiu

Oct 10, 2019, 3:37 pm Reply

Going to Mexico to build off grid no permits needed


Oct 10, 2019, 11:15 am Reply

This is a wonderful home. You have created a great place to live. I am in awe at your ability to manufacture a structure like that. We in America generally use wood as our outer walls and support walls within the structure. You've done a fabulous job at placing the stones in such a way that it looks like a professional had touched every part of your house. Thank you for taking the time to film where you live. I hope your olive harvests into the future yield you a bountiful reward. God bless.

Gianni Marco

Oct 10, 2019, 5:28 am Reply


Jesse Sorensen

Nov 11, 2019, 1:17 am Reply

Beautiful house, congratulations on your accomplishment. For years I also kept a photo of a little house in my wallet. Though I've since lost it just like the dream of owning my own house. Haha! Aww…

Izen DelRio

Nov 11, 2019, 5:53 pm Reply



Nov 11, 2019, 12:32 am Reply

stupid music

Creek Tilghman

Dec 12, 2019, 4:13 pm Reply

I did it with Avasva plans.

Gulizara Roth

Jan 1, 2020, 3:44 am Reply

I love stone house, always dream of having one in the future. Your house is beautiful. 💗

Pace De La Cruz

Jan 1, 2020, 11:17 pm Reply

For meeeeeeee???? 😊😊😊

Nenad Gavrilovic

Jan 1, 2020, 5:26 am Reply

Kapa dole brate

Rain Mac

Jan 1, 2020, 7:31 am Reply

my dream house!

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