Farm and eco campground in Gjipe canyon,next to Vuno village in Albania



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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    Hi everyone!!
    A big thank you to all the volunteers that helped in all the projects since the begining of this farm & camp site.
    This year help will be needed for the maintainance of the canyon path,the beach area(collection of waste plastik ,metal etc.)the land part where is the farm-camp area,for the cultivation of fruit and olive trees and help in growing organic vegetables in a garden aplying agroforestry and permaculture.
    In February to end March we will start planting for the spring-summer season also help will be needed in agricultural projects connected with the village of Vuno.
    Length of stay should be minimum 3 weeks.Being able to cook is needed from all volunteers also cleaning toilets from time to time.Longer stay is welcome to.
    Late October to late December help for the harvesting of olives is welcomed and participants will see the procedure of olive oil production in a modern olive oil factory and will also have the chance to enjoy fresh olive oil.
    The olive oil production is one of the oldest agricultural traditions in the south of Albania.Participating in the proccess gives as a result the continuation of this tradition wich offers in the end sustainable development and provides nature conservation at the same time.
    Work in agricultural projects include :
    Cleaning the garden from bad weeds ,tree pruning,fertilization,smooth resilince of trees,planting,in the time between February to end April.
    One of the goals is to achieve self sustainability with the lowest impact possible also our goal is the achievement of wildlife conservation in a protected area(Natural monument) wich has more visitors during the summer season is important.
    In one of our projects we will help people of the vilage to grow their own organic vegetables and plant some fig or peach or other type of fruit trees.We will try to put to work methods like CSA(climate smart agriculture),horticluture,permaculture,agroforestry and raise biodiversity at the same time.
    We will try together to put to work filters for blackwater and greywater treatment.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Elderly Companionship
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    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,few cultural traditions,observe the old architecture used for the construction of stone buildings (churches,houses)or you could learn some of the Albanian language if so.Socializing in the group of volunteers is having a good time and it is a way to get to know stories and exchange valuable information about traveling around Albania and other places to.We will try to apply as much possible self sufficient ways of living and have the lowest negative impact towards the enviroment so getting to how this can happen and participating in the process of aplying methods is beneficial aswell.

  • Help


    Some of the help will be for the maintainanace of the canyon-beach-property area cleaning from plastic or other waste found around,welcoming people and helping them to find spots for tents if they need during the summer.Help in the kichen is also part of help needed. There is also a vegetables garden were is aplied permaculture and agroforestry methods and help will be needed,work in olive and citrus trees cultivation aswell,help in english language practicing teaching if needed will be asked to.
    Projects for grey and blackwater filtration are in plans for this year.
    Here live two dogs and a cat to take care for them having food & water.

  • Languages spoken

    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Albanian: Fluent
    Italian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We eat food cooked in our kitchen & sleep in tents equiped with mattreses+sheets+blankets.Showers are cold in the camp but you can either warm up water in fire on the stove to shower in a more traditional way or can have a shower in a house in the village.

  • 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) . Another place you could visit is the old monastery of Saint Theodore up the hill,30min from the camp.
    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 aswell.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day, 6 days a week (max 25 hours/week)

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