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I have six doggies mostly rescued. The most recent addition was abandoned. We are in the process of trying to integrate him into the group. But now getting on a bit and need some assistance to take care of doggies and home.
My home is located 500 meters up on a mountain overlooking the Adriatic, with mountains behind. there is walking trails around here and the scenery is outstanding, looking up the mountains or down to the sea. We are 7 km up the mountain from Budva, you can hitch, or catch a bus nearby to town or if adventurous walk and bush wack the trail to town.
Outdoor coffee shops, Ancient city of Budva to explore, great location.
Drinking tea or coffee on the verandah and watching the boats coming and going, sailing, fishing, water sports in abundance, horse riding, trekking, paragliding school nearby, health spas. Quiet up here on the mountain but the town is bustling in the summer season.
Really looking for workawayers (is that a word?) who would like to stay for extended period of time i.e. more than one month.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
I have volunteers from different countries, and we all take turns in cooking a local dish from their home country, so meals are very interesting. We also chat especially over coffee so we learn about differences in culture. Travelling around Montenegro, seeing such a beautiful country which has alot to offer, snow skiing in winter and water skiing in summer. Walking trails close to the house with breathtaking views out over the Adriatic.
We start a typical day at 0700 with doggie play time. At 0800 we stop for breakfast. There is one kitchen in the house which is used by volunteers which is stocked with food. At 0900 we start days chores which can be gardening or painting or building a little more of the support wall. At 1100 we stop for coffee. At 1130 we continue with days chores till 1300. Lunch is usually the main meal of the day and we usually sit and share this time. After lunch is free time. We start doggie play again at 1900 and water the garden. There is usually 3 volunteers here. If you want to go out in afternoon there is no need to come back for doggie play time I only ask you talk to other volunteers as it's helpful to have one volunteer here for afternoon doggie play time. Days off just coordinate with other volunteers so that there is always one volunteer here. I usually have three volunteers so you will get to meet very interesting people (And food) from around the world.
We have cut a path on the mountain near to the house to take the doggies for walks up on the mountains. Amazing trail with outstanding scenery. They are lovely doggies, gentle nature.
A dogs life, sleeping, eating, playing, walking, running, being bathed, being groomed. hmmm
There is plenty of opportunity to go out and enjoy the surroundings, go for walks on the mountain, and enjoy the local culture.
We are still putting finishing touches to reconstruction work that was done here so if you have any experience using power tools or plumbing a little cement work that would be great but definitely not essential.
PLEASE NOTE: Long stay volunteers preferred.
English and some Montenegrin
An independent room with its own toilet and shower and indepent access. The view from the room is down the mountain to the sea. Its in a pretty quiet area, up on the mountain, but within 3 mins reach of bus services to local town which is bustling in the summer with tourists. Old City of Budva with narrow cobble streets, plenty of beaches, outdoor coffee bars, sailing, fishing water sports etc
In your free time, visit Budva, which is bustling in the summer, cafe bars along the outside of the old city walls, hiking on the mountain, paragliding nearby, beaches, Old City of Kotor not far away, sailing, Dubrovnik is a few hours away by bus, the list goes on, but up here on the mountain, its peaceful and relaxing.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours per day, 5 days a week