Former pirate nest Ulcinj in Montenegro: Help us (re)build and decorate pirate-themed bar which will eventually turn into a museum as well. We are currently towards the end of our project to open a pirate-themed bar that will serve as a place to finance opening a proper pirate museum. Fortress, where the bar will be located was, for quite some time, a pirate nest, somewhere around 15-16 c, from where they planned their attacks on Venetian, French and other European ships and ports.
We are (re)building a bar and eventually a museum in the heart of Ulcinj fortress and Old Town. The bar is basically done because there used to be a bar before as well but we need help to decorate it in a real pirate manner. You'll learn about sailors traditions and notorious pirates from the centuries past in the Ottoman part of Europe that sailed and rampaged the Mediterranean sea.
There is going to be a lot of fun and rakija shared. The work is not that rough and is mainly painting, cutting and giving ideas. I am interested in all aspect of old times, especially pirate and local history. There's a lot of interesting stories about this place and not just about pirates but there is also a legend that Cervantes was a slave here and his statue is basically part of our bar.
This volunteering is available just in June, at least for now, and in that time of the year, Ulcinj is full of sun and you can swim in few beaches that are around and close by Old town. If you are into kite surfing and/or beach parties, sandy Long beach with kite clubs and beach bars is some 10km away and there is a public transport available.
Former pirate nest Ulcinj in Montenegro: Help us (re)build pirate-themed bar which will eventually turn into a museum as well.
We are refurbishing existing bar into a pirate themed one, so we need help with painting and drawing, ideas and decoration, like making rope frames for paintings, help with putting stuff on the ceiling and similar.
English, Croatian, Serbian
Volunteers will be situated in the house very close (few minutes by walk) to the Old town and main town beach. The conditions are liveable although the bathroom will be shared. Volunteers will have private room but, of course, they'll need to share some between each other. Meals will be provided at the house, but we'll try to arrange for lunch in the Old town.
Volunteers will be in the Old town, the most interesting part of Ulcinj and they will be just 25 km from Old Town Bar and less than 80km from Old Town Budva and Kotor. Albanian border is just some 40km away. There is a bus for each of these places going multiple times daily.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week