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Join to help at the farm-campground in Gjipe beach-canyon, Albania

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi everyone!!

    A big thank you to all the volunteers that helped in all the projects of this campsite and farm. This private property is within an IUCN protected area.
    We try to be respectful and protective towards the environment.
    It's winter time in this isolated part of the world.
    Looking for people who know how to cook, are willing to help in washing sheets blankets, setting up and cleaning tents, collecting waste from the surrounding area, collecting fruits,organizing-maintainance of camping material and tools and feeding animals dogs - cats,help in repairing wooden constructions and welcoming visitors in the season.

    Preferable stay untill start of summer season(end of May) 2 weeks+
    Preferable stay during the summer season
    (June-July-August-September) 3 weeks+

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Most visitors are travellers from around the world so you will be able to have a multicultural exchange during the time staying here.You could learn part of the local history and see the way of life in the south.Observe the old architecture used for the construction of stone buildings (churches,houses of Vuno and Ilias).

    You could learn Albanian language or some other languages depending on what nationality are the people living here at the time.
    Socializing in the group of volunteers it is a way to get to know each other and exchange valuable information about traveling around the world and in Albania aswell .

  • Help

    Help

    Help is needed in daily tasks like cleaning sheets and blankets in the washing machine, setting up cleaning and preparing tents with sheets and blankets,sewing covers for mattreses,cleaning toilets, repairing wooden structures, sometimes going to market for shopping,cooking food, collecting plastic from the canyon and the whole area of the campground, the beach and the paths to the beach, putting signs,organizing tools and maintenance of them also organizing camping material like tents sheets blankets etc.
    Help is also needed in taking care of animals like dogs and cats. Just food and water.
    We also look for a car mechanic(manual transmission 4x4 pick up)so you're welcome to join us as well.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Albanian: Fluent
    Italian: Intermediate

    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

    You will sleep in a tent equiped with mattress-sheets-blankets.
    You'll have your own tent.
    All meals are included but cooked from the volunteers so preferred are the ones who know how to cook.
    The shower during winter-spring: you can warm up water in the kitchen and wash with bucket and plastic cup in one of the toilets or can have cold-water shower .
    Bring organic washing products if possible.

    We have internet 4G at the kitchen area but you can buy Vodafone sim card and have your own internet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You could visit the nearby villages (Unesco protected) or go climbing-hiking in the canyon and swimming at the beach relax at the camping area etc.At Vuno village you will find some old reconstructed churches or ruins in some cases.These churches will be funded from us to get rebuilt-reconstructed & maintained helping this way in the rehabilitation of Vuno cultural heritage.
    There used to be around 20 family owned small churches in function many years ago.
    You could also try to visit by hiking along the coast,Jale or Dhermi beach.You can explore a famous historical sea cave(Shpella e Pirateve-Pirates Cave) or another one on the nearby beach . Another place you could hike to is the old monastery of Saint Theodore up the hill,30min from the camp.
    Plenty of hiking opportunities in the area.
    Available transport are usually buses and mini buses from the main road(40-50minutes walking distance from the camp)to Himare/Sarande/Vlore/Tirane.
    In Albania you can get in an another place by hitchhiking easily.
    We have books, board games and card game like Uno or simple card deck,sometimes you can get the paddle board or canoe in your free time to visit the nearby caves and beaches.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 h/day, 5 days a week, (max 25 hours/week)

Host ref number: 632257167447

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