Help us plant an orchard in Saranda, Albania




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    After a very long delay thanks to a global pandemic (who was prepared for that?!?!) our dream of opening our agrotourism farm will happen this summer!! We have moved the bunkhouse out onto the land and every day you can wake up with the most beautiful of views!

    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.

    If you fit any of these skills come on down! (or up, depending on where you are:)

    DIY: You know who you are!! You do all the creative touches in your own house. If you are a designer, artist of any kind come and join our crazy band of misfits. We have lots of tools. If you know how to use them let us know your skill set. Safety first!

    Animal lovers - we will be getting our small flock of animals very soon and we need them social and happy with people. We are in the process our building a little animal village where they can all have happy tiny homes.

    Farmers. We still have 16.5 acres of landscaping to do. If you love getting your hands dirty in the dirt we would love to host you.

    Please only apply if you are fun, personable, (its ok to be weird, I am) and wants to have a good time.

    Our 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. You will have time off to play.

    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 ever encountered. We hope you will join us on this exciting adventure!

    It is exciting to be a part of the beginning. You will not be forgotten!!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    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


    We are looking for people who love the outdoors, enjoy gardening and getting dirty. Building skills are appreciated now. 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!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Albanian: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Bunk houses on the land out in the country but just 15 minutes from the sea. All rooms are shared. Multiple toilets and showers plus a stocked workaway kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    LIving out at the farm full-time is a dream. We can have "family dinners together" and free nights, bon fires, star gazing but yes there will be good. I am a chef of two restaurants now and am open to learning your specialty.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes! Yes! May is campervan month!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    case by case

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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