Come and help us at an eco farm in the mountains near Rtanj, Serbia



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    Hi Friends!

    My Name is Rene, I am born in Germany 1988 and since 2007 I'm living in Serbia.
    In 2018 I moved into the serbian mountains to realize my dream which is to build a farm/hostel/camping for nature and adventure lovers with their children and animals, of corse.
    So now i live in the beautiful village šarbanovac, which is located on the edge of the Rtanj nature reserve between the city sokobanja and mountain Rtanj.
    My farm is on the edge of the village and about a hectare big with a lot of houses, buildings and trees and I have around 7 hectares of land consisting of fields, woods, fruit groves, pasturage...and the size is growing every year.
    I am a very active, adventure and nature loving person so i decided to live my dream and share the joy of life and nature with others...hiking, mountain biking, skate boarding, snow boarding, climbing, horse riding are just a few of the daily activities someone can do around here...
    To make this happen and to build a self-sustaining farm/hostel with a camping I need your help! :)
    At the moment I am living alone and I do not have any employees or paid staff. All the work till now I did with the help of my Friends and family.
    My project “Camp Rtanj” is still under construction and from spring 2020 I will open my doors for tourists.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    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

    Here you can learn a lot, like living with nature in a village or in the wilderness, to natural build and renovate houses, farming, all kind of modern and traditional handicrafts, animal care, and of corse a lot about the serbian culture and history.

  • Help


    In our project we need help in different areas:
    organic farming: sowing of corn and cereal, weeding, harvesting crops
    animal care: feeding animals, cleaning staples, personal care of Simon the pony–horse
    organic gardening:planting and harvesting vegetables, weeding
    clay plastering, natural house building, roofing
    building tree-houses, cabins, terraces, creating a small lake
    setting up new hiking paths, cleaning up existing sights and points of interest

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    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


    For now i offer one room in my fully functional but still a bit robinson-crusoe-like house (kitchen, living room, bathroom,WIFI, washing machine, dish washer, WC is a compost-toilette outside of the house), and I have a fully functional camping-trailer (electricity, gas heating, gas stove, 1 double bed, 1 small bed, shower, toilette)

    Vegetarian food provided in 3 meals daily for volunteers

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Free to use for volunteers:
    mountain bike, bmx bike, motocross, 2 longboards, 1 skateboard, 2 snowboards, inflatable kayak for 3 persons, tent for 4 persons, instruments (electric guitar, electric bass guitar, drum set (incomplete at the moment), didgeridoo...and more
    Oh yeah, I almost forgot... I HAVE A PONY-HORSE :)

    Local sights:
    in a circle of ca. 10km you can find sources, lakes, water falls, rivers, caves, beautiful mountains, ancient pyramids, swimming pool with thermal waters, 15th century turkish bath, museum, ruins of castles, and all the normal things like supermarket, bars, doctor, bus station etc.

    Available transportation:
    Airport Niš (ca.50km)
    Train and bus Station Aleksinac (ca.30km)
    Bus Station Sokobanja (ca.7km)

    I can pick you up with my car from anywhere or arrange a mini-bus for groups of more than 4 people :)

    Children, Music, Animals - very welcome
    Smoking, Alcohol, Eating Meat - No Problem
    You can feel free and relaxed like at home

    Please no drugs and and aggressive behavior

    I am looking forward to welcome you here

  • 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

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Animals of any kind are welcome, but not in the house :)

  • 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

Host ref number: 854633479146