Come and help on the Eco campsite next to the river, in the Matka canyon. Skopje, Macedonia.

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  • Description

    Description

    Zdravo My name is Igor, i'm 35 years old, grew up in Skopje and received my master degree in Sofia's national academy for film directing. I've been lucky enough to spend most my time travelling and exploring this beautiful world. My passion is street juggling. I love hanging out with my buddy Buster (Jack Russel tearier) and all the other animals that come and go here. I have an acre of land at the mouth of Canyon Matka, 45 mins from Skopje. I intend to create a small scale eco campsite here in the forest, located right next to the magical canyon river Treska.
    Come and enjoy this incredibly beautiful and special place.
    I'm at the beginning of this dream and now ready for some workaway help!

    We have facilities to cater for two people (shower, toilet, kitchen, wifi etc) couples are welcome. Perfect location to immerse yourself into nature, and exploring the local area. Also close enough for day trips to Skopje.
    The activities available here include:
    - Hiking and walking
    - One bike for use
    - Slack line
    - 3 person boat for use
    - Swimming
    - Fishing

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    I have lots of big plans and ideas for this beautiful plot of land on the river. We are almost finished with the main house, so its time to start bringing these ideas to life! Whatever skills and knowledge you poses, professional or not will be much appreciated.
    - To help arrange stones, plants and garden decorations
    - Creating a compost heap
    - Assist building an outdoor shower and eco toilet
    - Watering the garden
    - Collecting the morning water from the spring
    - To build a small wooden pier on the river
    - Maintain the garden
    - To help install a bio filter system
    - Eventual plans to build a tree house

    4 hours of jobs a day expected, but the main focus if for you guys to enjoy your time here in the nature, assisting where you can. Not to break your backs with labour!

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Macedonia is one of the smaller and lesser known countries in the Balkans, but steeped in rich heritage, history and traditions. Today the country is dotted with remnants of its ancient past, as well as more recent history and architecture of Byzantine and Ottoman rule with grand mosques and religious monasteries.

    The canyon is one of Macedonia's foremost areas for alpine hiking. The climbing season begins around Easter and ends in November. Matka meaning "womb" is home to a wide variety of plants and animals, some of which are unique to the area. Roughly 20% of the plant life found at Matka is endemic and only found here. The canyon is also home to 77 indigenous species of butterfly. The canyon's huge cave networks are home to large populations of bats.
    Located on the right bank of the Treska River, Vrelo Cave was listed as one of the top 77 natural sites in the world and well worth a visit!

    I can speak a well 2 languages such as Macedonian and Serbian/Croation, and happy to help you learn our language if you wish. I look forward to sharing our knowledge and stories together around the fire with some local rakija !

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Macedonian, Serbian,Bulgarian, Spanish,English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Tented accommodation (we can provide) with in tent wifi and charging slots. Full use of house facilities such as toilet bathroom kitchen etc. Camping in the garden right next to the canyon river. Wake up each morning in the mountains, to the beautiful sights and sounds of the river, birds and trees.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Located at the foot of the mountain and right at the start of the ancient canyon. There is a pathway next to the house following the river, which connects with the tourist hub of the canyon and various hiking trails up the mountains and into the forests. At the tourist hub there is various attractions and activities such as kayak and boat hire, water rapids course, boat tours, 400 AD Roman monastery, shops and restaurants.

    Situated just outside the small local village ,5 min walk to nearest market to buy supplies. There is a main bus route to and from the capitol Skopje. Its the last bus stop in the village (15 min walk from the house) leaves every 30 mins Monday - Friday, number 12, takes approx 45 min.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



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