Ethno village “Čardaklije” is located close to Bosanski Petrovac, in the village of Vrtoče.
Čardaklije is in an ideal location – 30km (19 miles) from the major road Bihać to Sarajevo, 12km (7.5 miles) from the National Park, Una, 2 hours from the Adriatic Sea and 70km (44 miles) from Plitvica Lakes.
Today in Čardaklije we are still working and living as our ancestors did. Your experience can comprise of getting to know Čardak, the highest building on the property where meat and milk are prepared by traditional methods, to the Guest House, which is the central building of the village, containing our restaurant with 70 seating places and a garden that seats 200. Situated close by we have Bosnian houses where antique craftsmen’s tools are preserved, traditional jams and teas are prepared and finally there is a House of Fun for those who are lovers of a little tipple.
Čardaklije offers our guests a warm, natural atmosphere with traditional food and drink. For those who love an active break we offer horseriding or riding horse and carriages. Within the center we have a hall for educational and seminar purposes with a capacity for 50 persons. Close to the center is accommodation. These are traditional country homes comprised of apartments with 2 to 6 beds …
For some you will take a trip back to your childhood with the colour of dried rosehip tea, the odour of elderflower, the taste of plum jam all made by traditional recipes and for others this will be a truly unique experience. As your hosts, we are proud to have a beautiful natural environment that we cherish and want share with you.
Helping with Tourists
Work on a farm stay brings a lot of gain. You are in contact with nature. In contact with animals. You have the chance to experience how our ancestors lived and worked. Every moment invested in working with animals and in nature, worth a more than you can imagine. You have the opportunity to meet yourself in a new way, and we guarantee that you will always come back to want to revive this sense of freedom and connect with your nature again.
We need volunteers who will assist throughout the year in the village of Chardakly (Čardaklije) in various jobs.
In our household there is always work on construction. We need help in building new houses and bungalows, helping build a horse fance, new barns and riding area.
There are over 100 animals (horses, sheep, hens, ducks, dogs, cats ...) living in the Farmstay Chardakly. We need volunteers who know and love to work with animals, especially with horses and sheeps.
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, English, German
Accommodation for volunteers is provided within the hostel. Rooms are with two, three and four bed. Two shared baths. The Hostel is located within the farm stay.
Chardakly is in an ideal location – 30km (19 miles) from the major road Bihać to Sarajevo, 12km (7.5 miles) from the National Park, Una, 2 hours from the Adriatic Sea and 70km (44 miles) from Plitvica Lakes.
The village is surrounded by a fantastic trail for hiking, running, horse riding and cycling. Near Chardakly there are two medieval castles, testimonies of the rich history of Bosnia and Herzegovina. For our volunteers we will organize rafting on the Una river, as well as additional excursions by arrangement.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours/day 5 days/week