Welcome to our farm where many cultures become one helping to keep the earth green and beautiful! Albania

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Albania

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  • Description

    Description

    We are soon to be opening an agrotourism farm in Southern Albania. You can be a part of the plan from the beginning by joining the workaway now! My husband and I came to Albania two years ago and fell in love with the country, we are sure you will too! We recently bought our land and are slowly working on creating a beautiful eco- friendly tourist dream destination. This year we will be focusing on shaping, cultivating and fertilzing the 6 hectares of land prior to the construction phase. We will be identifying natural outcropings, shaping hiking paths, starting terrace walls, planning orchards, and creating vegetable gardens.
    Because the land is currently open and natural, you will be housed in town at a small apartment at the sea. If the weather is unkind you can hang out at the Education Center Student Hub just up the street where you can drink and watch sports and movies. There is plenty to do, but plenty of time to make new friends, see new places and explore a new culture.
    The land is located just 10 km for the bustling tourist town of Sarande with its beaches and clear blue water. Sarande is close to TWO UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Butrint Archeological Park, and Gjirocaster along with the Blue Eye, Ksamil, and the Greek Island of Corfu.
    Whether you fall in love with the seaside or the countryside we are certain that you, like us, will fall in love with the Albanian people, the friendliest we have even encountered. We hope you will join us on this exciting adventure!
    Our Summertime restaurant will be opened only for the summer and we are looking for help for the summer. So if you love FOOD and PEOPLE and can commit to 2-3 months we are taking applications now. Saranda is very busy in the summer and you will meet many travelers from all over. This job requires a few more hours than workaway but also includes a small stipend. You will will still have plenty of free time and beach time:)
    We also run a small charity where we work with orphan children and orphan animals. So you will have plenty of opportunitiw to make a positive impact on the world you are traveling in!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We spent a combined 40 years working in Los Angeles Entertainment Industry so we can share many stories with you. We are artists and artists always learn from each other. I also ran a successful NGO in Animal Welfare in the states. We speak pretty good English and are currently learning Shqip (that's Albanian in Albanian) and can study together out in the field. As new ex-pats we have a unique view on changing and committing to a new lifestyle. Side trips can be arranged to visit unique local Albanian villages hidden away from the touritsy areas and engage directly with the traditional Albanian culture. We hope to inspire you in one way or another to follow your dreams.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for people who love the outdoors, enjoy gardening and getting dirty. Light building skills are appreciated but not necessary. If you are eco-minded and have knowledge of carbon neutral living come and share it with us! Farm experience will be met with awe and reverence! Most important is the desire to work with others and a positive attitude. Learning on the job is ok. We will be!
    If you are applying for the summer restaurant we are looking for friendly folk who love to cook. Not the restaurant is only open in the summer and requires a longer commitment stay.
    If you are an animal activist and want to help us with our spay and neuter project a while you are here let us know as we need more help teach this town about humane treatment of strays, and managing the population will help.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Albanian, and some Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Newly rennovated semi private room with shared kitchen and bathroom in an apartment right off the Adriatic Sea!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The kitchen will be stock with food for the morning so feel free to use the kitchen to prepare what you would like. On farm days transportation will be provided as will a picnic lunch. You might find yourself seeing the countryside in a classic VW Camper Van. While we don't have animals of our own yet on the farm, our land is open to local shepherds and be prepared to meet many goats and sheep!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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