Heating system will use 5 solar panels to heat the walls. In cloudy days system will use heat from fire place. During the summer season wall mounted system will cool down the houses.
State Of the Art procedure of renovation are implemented combining old techniques, original materials used as well as complying with Croatian Heritage Agency (they act as advisers)
There are cca 200 square meters of living space. Veranda is about 40 square meters-located on North side. 100 s.m. of attic, gardens around houses is 840 s.m
2 new water cisterns – 75 cub meters, 2 water wells, basement, first floor Teressa is
about 15 s.m etc.
3 figs trees, 1 orange tree, 1 almond tree, 1 grapes as well as other fruits and vegetables.
Distance to the sea and beaches are about 200 meters to north and also around 200 to the south side of island.
Bigger house are build from hand crafted stone (in that time value of single hand crafted stone was price equal to one sheep)
SOME OF FACTS ABOUT THE ISLAND
1756 ship-owner and captain build this as residence house.
Island was settled as early as in the Roman times. In P. Cove coin of the Roman emperor Antonio Pio from 161 A.D. was found.
Island was settled by Croats in the 8 century… The 9Th century emperor and travel writer Constantin Porfirogenet mentioned the island for the first time.
The peak of island history was the 18 century when island ship-owners were in possession of more than 100 merchant ship\s exceeding 20 000 DWT
Today this is Quiet Island mostly inhibited with people from around the world which owned their private houses on the island, or rent houses and apartments.
Some of local people living from tourism and from Eco agriculture including production of olive oil, wine. There is also sheep’s farm and small fishing business.
There is elementary school, Police Station, First Aid and physician Ambulance, Harbor Masters Office, Post Office, Fire Fighter Service,Exchange office, Pastry Shop, Souvenir shops, several churches, Couple of Markets, Vegetable shop, Fish shop, Restaurants, Coffee shops, Marinas for Yachts & boats, Two Ports for passenger ships etc.
Cars are not allowed. Only tractors for supply are allowed in the designated periods of day. There are no hotels or any other industry causing any kind of pollution.
There are also no dangerous animals and/or snakes.
In the peak of summer time there are more than 5000 persons on the island, during winter population is 250 persons.