Grohote is the oldest and largest village of the island. It is the economic center and the seat of the administration and location of the school. There is a farmers market, small shops, a post office and even a permanently staffed fire station. The locals built their homes mostly by using stone and the skills of stone processing. Islanders have built stone walls around fields, vineyards, roads and olive fields, as well as field shelters, storage huts and farm sheds. All of the buildings were adapted to the needs of everyday life, agriculture in particular.