Join the permaculture village project and exchange culture in Markov Potok, Eastern Serbia

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a couple who, after three years of living in China, decided to return to Serbia by joining the permaculture village project. After living in one of the most urban high tech, and one of the most populated cities in the world we made 360 degrees change in our lives by buying about one hectare of uncultivated land in the least populated, least urbanized and one of the most beautiful parts of Serbia. Surrounded by 450 hectares of oak forest located between mysterious pyramid mountain named Rtanj (1565m) and less famous but also very beautiful Tupižnica mountain (1160m).
    Since we are still at the very beginning of our project, the conditions in which we live are very modest. We live totally off the grid . Our current house is an old trailer, electricity provided by solar panels, compost toilet and we get water from outside of the property (for now). The plan for next year is to build a strawbale house.
    Help that we need in this year from August to November 2021 are:

    * construction of small auxiliary facilities and animal houses
    * embankment of the access road to our property
    * maintaining the green area of the property and gardening
    * sharing ideas of designing our property and the house

    Living conditions for volunteers are modest. What we can offer is sleeping in a tent (ours or yours), use of our summer kitchen or three shared vegetarian or vegan meals, use of outdoor shower and compost toilet, charging of phones and laptops, free wi-fi with moderate use. Everything is done without pressure on the days set for work from 3-5 hours a day, if the weather conditions allow it. In our free time, we can go around the area together, go hiking, go to the lake when the days are too hot for work. For now, maximum number of volunteers we can host is 2-3 people per time.

    Welcome to join our new project and share new ideas and experiences with us! :) :) :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    * working with wood, plaster, earth, stone
    * language and culture exchange
    * building projects, eco projects
    * permaculture design
    * living in harmony with nature

  • Help

    Help

    * construction of small auxiliary facilities and animal houses
    * embankment of the access road to our property
    * maintaining the green area of the property and gardening
    * cooking family meals
    * sharing ideas of designing our property and the house
    *cultural and language exchange
    * etc...

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: 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

    * tent (during the rainy days or cold weather we can provide neighbor's trailer or house)
    * shared outdoor shower and compost toilet
    * shared kitchen (vegetarian or vegan meals)
    * free wi-fi and electricity
    * car transfer from and to the bus station in Boljevac

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    *by taxi or our own car depending on time that we have we can go together or we can provide transport to the nearest village from where volunteers can take a taxi or locals can drive them to the Rtanj mountain,

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



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