Help us bring back to life an old stone village house in Cetinje, Montenegro

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  • Description

    Description

    2020 LATE SUMMER - Due to the Covid virus, this volunteer season has been delayed. We hope to welcome helpers in October - November. PERMACULTURE practitioners needed.
    We need help in the yard with weeds and grass cutting! Full accommodation in the house and buy/make your own meals as you will be on your own. There is a taxi to/from Cetinje, but having your own car is best.
    Help us bring back to life, an old stone village house in the wine country of Montenegro. We need help with the vineyard, fruit and nut trees, house maintenance, and projects.
    It has been sitting empty and I wish to turn the wine cellars and land into a place where I can invite friends and family to immerse themselves in Montenegro culture. This property is in a small village just outside Cetinje, the old Royal Capital with a different culture in Itself with historical buildings and an old-world feel. The village itself has only 6 houses along the one street. One neighbor is a maker of Honey Wine. Another is a Herbalist who sells at the local farmers market, and others are working their land. They all are very welcoming and are happy to have foreigners discover their beautiful land.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a small village in central Montenegro. You will learn about village life and Montenegrin language. Villagers are kind and generous, they will welcome you and share their way of life.

  • Help

    Help

    Permaculture knowledge will be very helpful. Grass cutting in spring, tree pruning in fall, house and garden maintenance in summer. Painting, stonework, gardening. Knowledge of caring for wine grapes to bring back to life an old vineyard would be very useful. Being familiar with Montenegin or a similar Balkan language will be helpful.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Two bedroom one bath house available to the right person, or persons. Having your own car is recommended, there is taxi service available from Cetinje. You will have full access to the kitchen to prepare your own meals. Vegetarian/Vegan meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Historical city of Cetinje is 10 mins. Rijeka Crnojevica 15 mins. Lovcen National Park 20 mins. Budva coast 30 mins. Podgorica 40 mins. Skadar Lake 1 hr.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    15 hrs per week maximum

Stone wall needs rebuilding
old farm furniture needs refinishing
Front of the house needs painting and landscape
Tool room needs cleaning
Wine cellar needs cleaning and organizing
There are walking trails behind the house which go from Cetinje to Rijeka Crnojevica and the river to Skadar Lake
We need a craftsman to build a wood frame around this arch and one in the kitchen.
The floors have been restored, now need to refinish some old furniture to make "rustic style"
The grapevines need attention. Anyone with knowledge of this would be very welcome
The house is in this valley just outside of Cetinje
The road leading to the village
Me and my Montenegro pals who are helping with local details and translating etc.
Host ref number: 574676632972