Join our community retreat and permaculture farm in Kotor Bay, Montenegro

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a permaculture farm retreat on the coast of Montenegro in the magnificent Kotor Bay area.

    (Please read our profile completely and carefully before sending us a request) 🙏🏽😊🌈☀️

    Update:
    For 2022 we have only availability for the month of October for hard physical jobs such as clearing up the land out of overgrown bushes and shrubs, digging &…
    And carpenters are always welcome 😉

    We decided to start a farm with a small organic garden and some animals to have fresh vegetables, cheese and eggs, living in the pure nature peacefully and sharing this peace & love with others through some Yoga & Meditation activities. 🙏🏽😊🍀❤️

    We are at the very beginning stage of our farm retreat, so still working on making new gardens, fences for animals, clearing up the land from overgrown shrubs & bushes and of course having fun, having yoga & Meditation workshops and basically enjoying our life in harmony with nature without using any intoxications.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    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

    You can learn about permaculture (doesn’t mean that we are living 100% based on Permaculture principles and off-grid), taking care of chickens. And participating in our summer workshops such as Yoga, Meditation, Dance and etc. (it doesn’t mean that we have workshops everyday)

    We enjoy our life here all together naturally without any booster 😉 (Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking). If you use any but willing to change your habit or give a break, we will be all next to you to make it happen. 🙏🏽😊❤️

  • Help

    Help

    Community Life:
    Our daily life is pretty similar to any other community farms which goes around picking vegetables from the garden, cooking, cleaning and the most important one, Sharing a BIG SMILE! 😃
    And it is VERY VERY important for us to keep our place clean and tidy so we always enjoy hosting volunteers who are organized and neat freak. 😄👍🏽
    And please consider that our daily life tasks are not part of the working time. (We all cook, eat and wash & clean after in our own home so please feel at home! 🙏🏽😊)

    Summer time: (May-October)

    We need volunteers in 6 different positions (depends on your skills you can apply for one or two)


    1- Kitchen: Cooking and serving vegetarian food for 15- 20 people

    2- Housekeeping: Making and keeping all common areas clean & tidy (neat freaks have priority 😉), Watering the garden & picking vegetables, and feeding animals.

    3- Yoga: If you can share Yoga, Meditation, Dance or any conscious activities.🙏🏽

    4- Babysitting: recently we got a new member in the community, a new born baby boy 👶🏻 Helping us to take a good care of him would be so beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

    6- Artist: (Only in late September & October) we need someone who is good to take professional photos for our website and make videos for our social media.

    7- Construction jobs: If you are skilled in carpentry we are renovating a stone house and building some wooden objects (Tree house, doors, staircase & furnitures) So at the moment we need a wood worker, and if you are not skilled in wood working we have a lot of sanding and painting jobs.

    *If you are not skilled in the area above the main task would be clearing up the land out of shrubs and bushes, weeding & trimming, so be prepared for hard physical chores 💪🏽 and monotone meditative tasks which suits to self motivated characters. So be honest with yourself since our minimum stay is one month 😉

    In general we have a very dynamic life and we need help here and there and everyday is a new day with a new surprise 😄 so switching in different tasks happens, especially on the days-off of other volunteers we need to cover their tasks so being flexible is necessary.
    😊🙏🏽🍀

    Winter time: (November-March)
    (For Winter 2022 we don’t have availability anymore)

    We need long-term volunteers to stay minimum 3 months for house sitting while we are gone in winter. (longer stay up to 5-6 months has priority) November to March/April.
    Accommodation: Bungalow or Caravan.

    By the way, since we mentioned at the beginning “please read our profile completely and carefully” we want to thank you for your respect for reading it down to here carefully and please send us your request with the code “olive” in the subject of your message so we can recognize you easily. 😉🙏🏽

    And please in your request rate yourself between 0 to 5 about:
    - Keeping your surrounding clean
    - Being organized
    - Punctuality
    - Honesty

    We are sharing our life with our volunteers so it is very important to us who is joining our Family even for a short period therefore we always make a video call to know each other better before making our final decision.

    (Minimum Stay: 1 month)
    Please don’t ask for less.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We use outdoor compost toilets and showers.
    Based on the availability we can provide you to stay in a tent (with mattress & beddings), a Caravan or a shared room. You can use our campground if you are traveling with your mobile home.

    Three vegetarian meals a day that you'll share with us. Our responsibility about your food is only 3 meals, For your Snacks, special diet, fruits or anything that you need more than our routine shopping and between meals you can do your own personal shopping.
    One of our volunteers told us that he had seen in some host's profile that they mentioned "WE ARE NOT YOUR PARENTS" 😃 We found it so funny but true, So We Are Not Your Parents Please take care of your personal desires. 🙏🏽😊 and we do our best to support you and take care of you as our brothers and sisters ❤️ Not our kids!!!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located between Tivat, Kotor and Budva not so far to the sea.

    On your days off you can hike to our secret beaches 🏝👌🏽😉 or exploring Tivat, Kotor & Budva old towns and in general discovering the beauty of nature in Montenegro.

    We are on top of a hill 7km to the sea and 4km to the main road's bus stop between Kotor & Budva. Hiking or Hitching are the ways to get to the beach or the main road.

    In general our life here is way different than city life. We recommend our volunteering program only to people who doesn't get bored being in the nature with limited wifi access and are interested in community living.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5day/week - 5hrs/day or 3hrs/day without food (Communal activities such as cooking & cleaning up are not part of the working hours)

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