Our house is located in the village Red Mountain (Tsitelmta, Western Georgia, South Caucasus) exactly on a hilltop where the Chitaishvili or the Children of the birds, have lived for centuries and just like birds they have flown away and returned.
Our story is the story of three challenges and three returns; three times where the fires of the hearth were extinguished and then rekindled.
At the beginning of the 20th century, all of the children of the family had moved away and our great-great-great grandfather Lazare Chitaishvili found himself alone, after the loss of his wife, in our house at the top of our hill surrounded by tea bushes, vineyards and fruit trees. Lazare to preserve the house and estate decided to gift the house and estate to encourage his granddaughter, Marta. It was a rather brave and extraordinary decision to give household to a woman of the family! Almost 100 years from this time, Lika, my mother has decided to move back to her historical, wooden house from overcrowded Tbilisi.
Komli in Georgian means a family(or group of people) living in a village.
We love people, good conversations, good food and some wine along with the music!
We have a historical house with 1 hectare (10,000 square meters) farm that includes a kitchen garden, indigenous vines, hazelnut plantation, bamboo trees, tea bushes and even a small rivulet Kikvata.
We plan to grow much more!
We are building various glamping places in the yard.
We want to create a home for:
•Recreational Activities (Yoga Tour, pilates, exercise)
• Folklore/singing courses
• Offer local organic products (Farm to table)
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
You will have an opportunity to learn about Georgia and our culture. Guria is one of the least known regions of Georgia for tourists, that has subtropical nature, our house is on a hill with beautiful views, the climate is mild and it is only 30 min drive away from the Black Sea. There is a beautiful mountain river nearby where u can relax in the hot days.
We need help with
• camping sight construction
• Organizing yard for better holding master classes, and farm tour
• Setting up of organic garden and vegetable garden
• Development of authentic varieties of vines
• Arranging the cellar
• Tea tours - Increase family tea production (quantity, packaging)
English, Russian, a little bit of German
You will stay either in our house or a small wooden glamping attic. We will share food with you, we are vegetarian-friendly. You can cook your own food too. Free wifi and bonfires!
the closest city is Ozurgeti, 5 min drive, where you can find public transportation to all main cities of Georgia. Kutaisi airport is 1 hour and 20 min away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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