Experience rural life while helping on a social project close to Tirana, Albania

  • Albania
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  • Last activity: 26/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    The house in the Village is a social project located 20 Km South East from Tirana at a Village called Pellümbas. The project aims to immerse and to sensitize visitors in the daily life of the Village.

    The project started by renovating the abandoned stone house on the property, with the collaboration of volunteers and locals the house became a lovely Guest house that has hosted travelers and volunteers for the last 2 years. The house is a traditional Albanian Stone house that has belong to the same family for over 50 years.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    We're looking to welcome volunteers who feel comfortable in nature and genuinely enjoy rural life, you will be relatively close to the city but still Pellümbas is a 500 habitants village with 3 coffeeshops and 2 groceries store.

    Pellümbas or The Village of Pigeons has several trekking trails with mesmerizing views, the one that stands out the must is the trail that takes you to The Cave. A karst cave that is one of among six karstic caves that exist in Europe. The cave has a length of 360 m (1,180 ft) with a width which can vary between 10–15 m (33–49 ft) and a vertical range of 45 m (148 ft).

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Currently looking for help with:

    Cleaning Chores, as we're welcoming guests and volunteers, we need a hand with simple cleaning chores like hanging, folding, ironing Bedsheets, brooming, moping, in general keeping the place neat.

    Construction: we're still renovating and decorating the guest house and finishing mud houses we have constructed; volunteers with carpenter skills, and with the availability to use tools are also welcome.

    We have a big garden, with a lot of fruits trees. We plant vegetables and we would like to continue creating more orchards around the land.

    Volunteers are not expected to take part into guest's food service.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Albanian: Fluent
    Serbian: Beginner

    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


    The guest house counts with 3 rooms, on each room there is a double bed and a bunk bed. On Winter we offer a bed on a room that will be shared with other volunteers or guests. During summer, the idea would be that the volunteer room is only used when it is not booked. We have plenty of tents and hammocks that can be used outside, which provides a nice environment to sleep given the warmth that this beautiful land provides.

    We have a well equipped kitchen, a cozy dining room and a comfortable living room. On the property there is also a beautiful garden, 2 small mud houses and a terrace where to enjoy sunsets and mountain views. More than a hundred fruit trees and a storage/workshop area with several tools to create.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We would like to add that this is a vegetarian guesthouse and we require that no meat, chicken or fish is cooked in our premises. The shared meals tend to be vegan. We try to respect all dietary requirements.

  • 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

    There is no Wifi in the house however Volunteers who work online have bought their sim card with the local providers for 15 Euros 30G with a great connection to work online

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We don't have a lot of room for campervans, but we can definitely host one or two.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 896927791956

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