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Gardening, cleaning and various tasks on our eco campsite in Përmet, Albania

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  • Last activity: 25 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are Robert and Dona, and we run a small and basic eco campsite close to Permet, the region where we also both grew up. It's a small family business and we run it on our own. Our daughter is studying in Tirana but every now and then she's also here to help us.
    In our opinion, a tent, motorhome, caravan, van or even a hammock is not less than a ‘real house’, a home for the people who use it. Therefore we find it very important that people can pick their own spot on our campsite and can feel at home for how many days or weeks they choose to stay.
    Besides the campsite we also offer activities such as rafting, climbing, canyoning and hiking tours. Robert is a certified and experienced guide.
    We live close to nature at the campsite. Our facilities are basic: we have two shared toilets and showers; hot water we get from solar panels (so on a cloudy day there is less hot water…). Electricity and internet is only available at the bar.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Most visitors of the campsite are travelers from all over the world, so you will be able to have an intercultural exchange for the time you are staying here. Since me and my husband grew up here, we can provide a lot of information about the the area and the life here in this region.
    We are also happy to share information about the Albanian culture in general and we are more than happy to help you with learning a bit of the Albanian language if you wish to do so.
    We both live on the campsite fulltime so we can get to know each other and exchange experiences.

  • Help


    Depending on the season, we need help with various things. Throughout the year we need help with cleaning the toilet/shower building, help us take care of guests, keeping the campground tidy, cooking, getting groceries, and bringing back the car from the point where Robert starts the rafting tour.
    Extra tasks:
    - in springtime: starting vegetable garden, do reparations (like chairs, tables, showers... winter can break things over here), cutting grass, prepare campsite for the season, work the ground around our trees to prepare them for the summerheat.
    - in summertime: watering plants and trees.
    - in autumn: also watering plants and trees, and collect wood for the winter.

  • Languages spoken

    Albanian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    You can bring your own home like a van/tent/caravan, or use one of our tents. The tent comes with a matrass, sleeping bag and pillow (and in case it is necessarey, extra blankets), but is very basic.
    We cannot promise anything about food - we are happy to share our food with you, but as we are so busy in the season, we usually eat very late in the evening or sometimes not at all. Therefore we ask volunteers if it's okay that they cook for themselves. (And of course, if we can, we will share our food with you.) In case this happens, you can work less hours, like 2 or 3 per day!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    About 10 km from the campsite are the thermal springs and old Ottoman bridge you can visit. 5 minutes walking and you are at the river Vjosa, one of Europes last untouched rivers. The water is cold, but in summer this is great to cool down! Also the area offers nice hiking options, as we are surrounded by mountains. The city Permet is 3 km away; here you can go to bars, restaurants, supermarkets and other shops.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We only have internet at our bar, and it does not always work good. Sometimes electricity goes out and then internet is gone for a few minutes. So it is not ideal in case for your work you need good internet all the time.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You can just pick a spot on the campsite.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Our animals are friendly towards animals from people who stay at the campsite.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    2 or 3 hours per day, 5 days

Host ref number: 482452847757

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