Help us fix up our house in village Dobra, Iron Gates- National park, Serbia



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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    November edit: Tree planting weekends!!
    We are planting around 100 plants during November. So every weekend of November is a tree planting weekend :D
    We'll make some food outdoors and dig holes basically, we have 4 additional beds (more if you don't mind indoor camping :D), and unlimited space for daily visits, just let us know in advance, so we can make arrangements.

    Hello, we are Tamara and Slobodan a young-ish couple living in a tiny village, in Djerdap (Iron Gates)- National park, with two dogs and 9 cats (incidentally). We bought a really cute house that is basically in the same state as when it was build- early 70's (trippy wallpaper included) so we are slowly (painfully so) been fixing it up. We used workaway lots of times as volunteers, so I would like to think we have a good grasp of what to expect and what not to do :) We try to live as stress free as possible, both work from home office, and are not in any rush- as this is a looong term project that just started. We are hopping to be as self sustainable as possible (starting from setting up a garden and a green house, to solar panels in a few years)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A lot of stuff we are working on are somewhat new to us as well, so we use an old good system of trial and error. Hopefully we can learn new stuff together, while eating local food, and avoid stepping on cats. The area is rich in history (from ~ 10000 bc , then roman times...) so lots of stuff to see around, we like going on weekend trips and boat rides. You will learn everything you want to know about Serbia, and some more :)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    The work includes laying terracotta tiles in confusing patterns, clay and lime wall plastering, woodwork, setting up a greenhouse and garden, planting (spring and autumn). We have a nice size workshop with 100 year old woodworking tools (and some modern ones as well) As there is a bunch of stuff you could do, we are quite open to suggestions and your preferences.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Serbian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private rooms in the house (double and single bed)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is insanely beautiful, on one side of the village is a huge river with rocky hills- and a gigantic forest on the other side. We live ~15 km from Golubac fortres, 20km from Lepenski vir. The village is on the Eurovelo 6 bike route, and there is countless hiking routs around. We have a dissent size communal (free) swimming pool surrounded by hills. I's a really nice and peacfull place. There is a bus 3-4 times a day that goes to Belgrade (120km away), and also we have a car that you would be able to use. Boat rides can be arranged as well.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

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