Campground & farm in a canyon next to the beach near Vuno village! Albania

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi everyone!!We are interested in getting help at our campground during the next months for the preparation of the camp for the season,for the cultivation of fruit and olive trees and help in growing our own organic vegetables.The place is found in south of Albania,close to Vuno village.
    Our goal is to achieve self sustainability and wildlife conservation in a protected area and help more people produce their organic food and protect nature in the same time.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You could learn part of the local history, the way of life, and few traditions of the area .You could learn some of the Albanian language if youre interested.Socializing in the group of volunteers is having a good time and it is a way to get to know stories and exchange valuable information about traveling around Albania and other places to.Our ambition is to become as much possible self sufficient so getting to know how and participating in the process is beneficial aswell.Learn how to protect nature along with developing mechanisms.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help to take care of the camp during spring-summer season so cleaning the area of the camp, the canyon and the beach from plastic or other waste found around,welcoming visitors and accomodating them to tents or helping them to find a spot for theirs.Helping in the kichen is also part of help needed. Arts like wall drawing-painting or other projects.We plan to create a vegetables garden by aplying permaculture and agroforestry methods and work in olive and citrus trees cultivation,afford english language practicing if needed,help in art projects(we can discuss ideas) and other small tasks where help will be needed.
    We will have projects of Vermiculture for grey and blackwater filtration and probably Bokashi system apliance in composting.One of our projects is to help in the cultivation of olive trees(during March to April mostly) to have a more efficient and organized production of olive oil but also to cure citrus trees wich are fed organic compost and raise more the quality and production.Volunteers interested in participating and learning through agricultural and permacultural practices are welcome.
    We have also dogs and a cat to take care.(food & water)
    We look for volunteers to be responsible and active in the daily tasks.
    Thank you!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English,Albanian,Greek and a bit Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers will be accomodated at the campground in the canyon next to the beach and will be provided food & accomodation in our tents equiped with mattreses+sheets+blankets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You could visit the nearby villages (Unesco protected) or go climbing-hiking in the canyon and swimming at the beach relax at the camping area etc.At Vuno village you will find some old reconstructed churches or ruins in some cases.These churches will be funded from us to get rebuilt-reconstructed & maintained helping this way in the rehabilitation of Vuno cultural heritage.
    There used to be around 20 family owned small churches in function many years ago.
    You could also try to visit by hiking along the coast,Jale or Dhermi beach.You can explore a famous historical sea cave(Shpella e Pirateve-Pirates Cave) . Another place you could visit is the old monastery of Saint Theodore up the hill,20min from the camp.
    Available transport are usually buses and mini buses from the main road(40-50minutes walking distance from the camp)to Himare/Sarande/Vlore/Tirane.In Albania you can easily find people to help you get in an another place by hitchhiking aswell.

  • 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

    5 hours per day, 5 days a week (max 25 hours/week)

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