Discover the unique Southern coast of Albania, helping at our hostel!

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for volunteers all year. 4 weeks minimum but giving preference to those who can stay longer!

    Our hostel is located in the center of Himara town, just 5min from the main town beach. Himara is mostly a beach destination but as it is surrounded by amazing nature and landscape the hostel stays open all year round. Milto restored his family stone house and has been running the hostel sine 2012.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    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 citrus and oranges trees. We also organise hiking and bike tours to nearby villages, grow our own vegetables in our small garden. Milto's mum and dad, both of whom don't speak much of 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 dog Bataria and some cats.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help for various jobs. 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 trust the happiness and well-being of our guests to your hands :) 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). The hostel also has one dog and a couple of cats that you will have to feed once a day. So you have to love animals for sure :)

    We also have a new project, consisted on creating a camp site and vegetable garden in a place close to the hostel, surrounded by olive trees. At the moment it's from scratch and we are open to any idea for making this happen.

    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

    Languages spoken

    Albanian, Greek, English

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Flexible - max 25 (5- hours per day/5 days per week)

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