We are Shawn, Vesna, Dunja and Vuk Gupta who moved into Vesna's great grandmother's 100 year old mud house 5 years ago. Since then, we have renovated our house and the neighbour’s house (which we bought) with as many natural materials as possible - thatch, round wood, natural finishes, mud, straw and stone. Our vision is to start a children's center, focusing on theater, music, arts and crafts.
Help in the house
Donja Dubona is an active farming village with lots of families and children nearby. Our family is very integrated in to the village life, so you will meet many people. In fact, power of gossip is so efficient that almost everyone will know you are here within 24 hours and come to say hello :)
In March/April we will be preparing our garden and applying a mud plaster to our greenhouse wall. We will also be building a natural swimming pond where plants clean the water. Beyond that work, everyday is dynamic and depending on what you like there is playing with children and taking care of animals - we have ducks, geese, chickens, goats, sheep and a dog.
We try to eat healthy and simply, with some food from our garden, as well as our own meat and eggs and local cheese, honey and milk. We are looking for 1 person or a couple for help. The house is fully equipped with all necessities – internet, hot water, shower and a compost toilet.
In your time off, you can explore the village or nearby towns Smederevo and Mladenovac where we go often. Vesna's family is from Smederevo. Kosmaj mountain is also nearby. If you want to explore Belgrade, that is only 1 hour away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week