Help to restore our rare steam boat in downtown Belgrade, Serbia



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    We are a group of entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and members of an international community, based in Belgrade Serbia. The general idea is based on a solid cultural heritage of Belgrade, Serbia, former Yugoslavia, and Kingdom of Yugoslavia. We own a very rare steam ship, formerly owned by King Aleksandar Karadjordjevic of Serbia and after WW2, used by the Marshal Tito and his government.
    The ship is damaged by fire on a film set, a few years ago, so we plan a slight restauration, in order for it to serve as a cultural hub, for domestic and international artists, musicians, painters, sculptors...
    Beside restauration of a ship, we plan to clear and cultivate a surrounding area, and a river bank so it can be accessible, both from a land and river. The ship is anchored in downtown Belgrade, beside an oldest and first train bridge made in Serbia in 1884.
    Info about the bridge you can see if you type at browser Old Railway Bridge Belgrade.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    You can be a part of unique cultural project, in downtown Belgrade, that will benefit both Serbian and international artists and tourists. Work on a 100 year old steam ship, that is constructed in 1926, protected by Historical Museum of Serbia, besides the oldest train bridge in Serbia, made in 1884, would certainly enrich your resume.

  • Help


    The main task is cleaning of a ship, taking a redundant stuff out, paint job, work on a decking, electrical installations, riverbank cleaning and work on a small boat marina beside the ship, so we will need:
    Tinsmiths, parquet makers, painters, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, artists, masters and workers of all profiles + all history and ecology enthusiasts.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Russian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We studied worldwide and have lot of international experience by travelling so many around the globe: whole Europe, Russia, Vietnam, China, USA, Caribbean islands, Nord Africa...

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will be accommodated in the ship, with functional toilettes and 220v electricity, sleeping mattresses and designated places for tents.
    There will be 2 meals a day provided, along with a drinkable water.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Together we will create a new cultural zone of Belgrade, renew a old steam ship, finish a work on a boat marina, clean a riverbank, plant a trees and flowers, paint it all in an artistic graffiti and make it accessible both from river and land.
    The location in downtown Belgrade is just premium, ideal to explore our city, as an old medieval fortress Kalemegdan and the main pedestrian street Knez Mihajlova are within a walk distance. The famous Belgrade river night clubs are all within a mile radius.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Under the bridge where is the ship there is a space that can be parked any vehicle.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We are dog lovers and any pet is welcome.

  • 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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