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Hello travelers I am Eris, a painter and visual arts teacher In an association where I do art therapy with people with different diagnosis, and currently me and my husband are managing a camping next to my hometown Shkodra. It has been a blast working this little camping near the sea and meet our guests from all around the world. this has the meaning of the name is a hidden place an escape. Its located in Baks-Rrjoll 100meter from the Adriatic sea and the lagoon, behind there are little hills for hikes. 5km walking you can see the only Sand Dunes of Albania “Rana e hedhun” and 25km you can be is the historical city of Shkodra also known as “the crib of culture”
This camping is the first eco camping in the North of Albania. The area is not very well known so doesn't have mass tourism, so we have the possibility to taste also the local products 0km like veggies and cheese or yogurt from the garden of the farmers around.
The campsite has a little garden all the facilities toilets showers kitchen, kitchenette for the guests, wooden houses, ground for tents and parking for little vans or little campers. Its more a community campsite because we accept maximum of 35-45 people not more. We also cook 2meals that are optional with the season products.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesAnimal CareHelp around the houseHospitality/TourismGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
You will have the possibility to learn some albanian and a few traditional tasty dishes of Albanian culture. We also speak italian and spanish besides english and will be happy to teach some of that too. Having a beautiful landscape around you will have the opportunity to be in a healthy inspiring environment and improve your connection to mother Earth
We cover most of the tasks but usually June July, August are the month were we appreciate extra help for the hosting of our guests, maintenance and cleaning on the campsite area/ facilities with Ani(my husband) or basic maintaining , or help in the kitchen or simple cleaning routine duties that come during the day, or walking our dog Baksi.
Volunteers are not required to serve drinks to paying customers, its is self-service and the food is prepared by us.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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Accommodation is provided in beds in a shared wooden cabin shared for 2-3 persons
We provide breakfast and dinner for our volunteers with the local food, we sadly cannot provide a vegan only food diet.
What else ...
They can hike the hills nearby, explore the dunes of sand the only one in Albania “Rana e Hedhun” (the throughn sand) by walking, swim enjoy the fantastic sea, fish in the sea of the lagoon, explore the city nearby, do kitesurfing because the weather is adapted with the winds, or course read or work additional projects online via the wifi, birdwatching in the balcony of the birdwatchers, drawing inspired from the beautiful landscape, enjoy the sea, sunsets, food, night chats around the fire,visit the historical city of Shkodra, or the alps ect
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 5hours per day, 5 days a week
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She was helping either early afternoon or later afternoon, she was alway happy to jump in and understanding the dynamic help with ehat was needed, help in the kitchen help with the
Ani offered to pick us up from Shkoder, which was very helpful. We were directed by him only on the first shift as Eris was working away. We found the instructions to
During my stay I mainly helped with morning and afternoon shifts. 11- 11:30 cleaning the bathroom, and 4:30 - 9 helping with dinner preparations, taking Baksi for his walks, and other tasks around the campsite. Eris is really good at providing you
I joined the Team in Eris and Ani's eco camp for three weeks and what i can say, it was an amazing time.
I really enjoyed our conversation during the day and in the evenings. They are easy going and lovely humans with a great sense of humor
She is inteligente and understood very quickly and easily our project and was very helpful pitching in also out of her shift.
I used to stay in a cabin of the camping really cosy and normally I helped out in the morning from around 8 to 1. The job consisted of cleaning the tables and the floors, going to the mini market to buy bread, helping to serve the
Our dog Shankly had a new best friend in their dog Baks and loved having the freedom of the campsite. Having lots of people to 'protect' from the local pigs and cows was a highlight for
They are a very responsible couple that really understand the meaning of the given word how we say in Albania. When they decide to join the team and help they mean it and do it.
Vicci is a very organized woman that I could easily leave alone in the kitchen
I had a great time at Eris and Ani's campsite. They are both very nice and want you to feel comfortable.
Ani is so polite, always says thank you every time I did something. He also makes sure you're comfortable with the task : if it's not too hard, too heavy...
Eris has no problem repeating the same things to