Build and play while co-creating an intentional community in Fruška gora, Serbia

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description



    Building team and hospitality team are full for the coming months.

    And we are looking for someone who is passionate about natural education and being with children, and who wants to join our Forest school team that starts from the beginning of September 2024.

    The minimum stay is 3 months, it can be also prolonged, if it feels well for all of us.

    For more info, read us below :


    Surrounded by the hilly forest of Fruška gora and close to the city of Novi Sad, Serbia, our project is an intentional community in its beginnings.

    As this year brings new ideas to be put into practice, we are happy to Šumska for volunteering again, and welcome you on board :)

    We are a family-based group of 7 people of different ages, who live and work together while creating a regenerative space, that hosts guests and events around eco-tourism, sustainability and regenerative practices, education, nutrition, art, and culture. The community and the space is named Šumska.


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have the chance to:

    Develop new skills in building with natural materials (earth architecture), see and learn about sustainable and regenerative practices, experience community living, practice your listening and speaking in diverse languages, experience the school led together with children, have time to play, rest, connect to nature of the surrounding forest, experience the power of team-work, meet like-minded people and start new connections, share meals and just feel into the experience itself....

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Here you can find more details about the current teams and tasks that we have:
    1. Building team
    2. Hospitality team
    3. Forest school team


    This year we are continuing to build another two earth homes, and preparing the space for forest school.
    All building is done by the principles of earth architecture and natural building.

    We are looking for people who are interested in natural building and have some practical experience with the tools and construction to help us out in building, and maintaining the place.



    Besides the construction, we have opened our home to guests, travelers and event participants.
    We could use help in preparing the space for guests - like cleaning, helping in the kitchen, gardening and watering the plants...


    We started the forest school project 2 years ago for kindergarten children, and we are opening it up again after summer renovations, in the beginning of September - this time also for older children (4 - around 12 year olds).

    We are looking for a person who loves being with children and in nature, who is comfortable with natural learning, self-directed, child-led education, and who would like to join our Forest school team.

    The minimum stay for the Forest school team is 3 months and it's possible to stay longer, if it feels well for all.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Serbian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation from around May - September is in the tents, in the camping area of our garden.
    Tents and mattresses can be provided if you don’t have one.

    Outside showers and compost toilets are available on-site, as well as the internet connection.

    Accommodation from around October - April, on colder days, is in one of our homes.


    We love eating together!

    All participants are welcome to eat with us for meal times.
    Food is diverse, tasty and plant-based ( vegan) and is mainly made by our mama Goga, passionate plant based food master, with us as helpers when needed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...


    After the work hours and on the non-working days the space is open for everyone who wishes to share something they love doing with the others, be it a skill, a workshop, music, dance, a talk, a walk, movement, silent sitting, creating art, seeing a movie.... Here we all create our time together!

  • 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

    Your animal friends need to be friendly with other dogs, cats and kids

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day / 5 days week

Host ref number: 596453412555

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