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.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
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.
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
German, Serbian, English
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
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 :)
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.
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
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week