Help at the hostel and discover the unique southern coast and the mountains of Albania

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Albania

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    10/05/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for volunteers all year and we prefer people who are willing to stay for a longer period of time, but at least for four weeks. Helping at our hostel you will experience what it takes to run a small hospitality business, and we hope that staying with us will help you to develop your personal and even professional skills.

    Our hostel is located in the center of Himara, just a five-minute walk from the main beach. Himara is mostly a beach destination, but as it is surrounded by amazing nature the hostel stays open all year round. Milto restored his family stone house and has been running the hostel since 2012.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There is a big garden area around the hostel full of grapevines and orange trees. We also organise hiking & bike tours to nearby village and grow our own vegetables in our small garden. Milto's Mum and Dad, both of whom speak very little English, also reside on the premises – so get ready for some exciting cultural shocks and new communication opportunities! Other members of the family include our super friendly dogs Bataria & Choco, and some cats.

  • Help

    Help

    We welcome help for various tasks. Mainly we ask you to help at the reception (check-ins, recommendations, rentals) and the house (tidying up the common areas, fixing stuff). You will do most of this on your own initiative, so we leave the happiness and well-being of our guests in your hands. Therefore, we are looking for self-motivated individuals who are able to keep the place clean and tidy, fix minor problems on their own, and make our guests feel like at home :)

    If you're up to it, you can also organize movie nights, board game evenings or hiking tours into the mountains. Our goal is to provide everyone with the best possible experience :) We also have a big garden where you can let your creativity speak (street art on the fences for examples).

    Minimum stay, preferably, four weeks or longer. We expect you to help us some 25 hours per week and you will have at least two days off, depending on how many guests and volunteers there are. Some days are simply busier than others :) In return we are offering accommodation in a staff-only dormitory at the hostel, breakfast and supplies for lunch or dinner.

  • Languages spoken

    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Albanian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bed in a dormitory for volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Even on those days where you are working you can still make the most of the day! Depending on which kind of atmosphere you prefer, you have got at least five beaches you can hike or bike to within a couple of minutes. Also, there are several cultural sights (castles, old towns, churches) around Himara that you can easily hitchhike or even walk to.

    For your days off we recommend you to explore some secret beaches that require more effort to get to (Gjipe), to try hiking or biking into the hinterland of Himara (Kurvelesh) or to get on a roadtrip to Gjirokaster, Butrint or even to the ancient city of Corfu.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Flexible – 25 hours per week

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