We are a family living in a non touristic village of Ljubanje, close to the city of Uzice in south-western Serbia. We have many agricultural surfaces and activities and we would need some help to keep everything going.
In exchange for your efforts, you will get accommodation at the proximity of the fields, food, and good company. The property is situated in a small village Ljubanje, around 12km south from Uzice, the closest city. Even though it is not very far from the city, the village is still very authentic, since the area is not at all touristic. The public transportation is accessible from a bigger settlement Bela Zemlja, which is 4km away. The transport there (as well as further away) can be arranged on your free days, where you will have the possibility to discover the larger region, that has much to offer.
The adventurous part, is that most of the family members living in the village only speak Serbian, with relatively limited knowledge of foreign languages. In spite of the language barrier, basic communication should not be a problem. However, someone speaking English will be available over phone and e-mail for the whole period of your stay in order to avoid potential misunderstandings.
The help is needed with picking blueberries and raspberries at the height of the season, and maybe some other everyday tasks at the property. No special skills are required, but early morning hours are best for work because of the heath in the summer.
Most of the family members only speak Serbian, however a contact with people who can translate will be guaranteed in person or over the phone
Accommodation is in a small house that you will share with other volunteers, no sleeping bags or mats are needed, everything is provided. Some of the meals will be prepared for you, while some will need preparation. But all of the food will be provided, so you will have no additional costs with that.
At the proximity, there are quite some attractive natural and cultural destinations:
- Potpeska pecina cave with nice stalagmites and stalactites (website in Serbian: )
- Old castle of Uzice, (website in Serbian: )
- Tara national park ()
- Uvac gorges with Griffon vultures ()
- Etno-village Sirogojno ()
- Drvengrad, a small village constructed by Emir Kusturica, for those who are fans of his movies
- Just over the border with Bosnia, in Visegrad, there is the famous bridge from "The Bridge on the Drina" book by Ivo Andric (Nobel prize).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week