We're looking for Housesitters to stay in rural Albania

The Exchange

Vie Nomade is a Mountain Lodge located in the middle of the mountain in Albania. It's about 20 km away from Elbasan. We need people to stay in the house, take care of it, clean it and then whatever you want: decorate, do some art on walls, and more opportunities. It belongs to a whole family and now you'd be living with an old Albanian couple, you can learn from them a lot.


2 hours of help per day

Teaching Sports: Teach or help guests or local communities practice a new sport.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Tent: You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish

Over 20 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

The house has almost no neighbours, it's surrounded by nature and just 10-minute walk from a beautiful lake.

This is an opportunity for people to really feel Albanian countryside (with ancient traditions of local people and very modest environment). It's especially for adventurous people. The deal would be to sleep on the living room, you can also camp outside (we've got tents and sleeping bags).

We'll also be needing you to assist with an international event we're organizing. It's a free event for travellers & nomads, so this is almost charity as we're not getting any money.

Be ready for this super different experience! You'll be sharing the house with an Argentinean couple about 30 years old (Mariel and Mariano will be the ones taking care of the situation) and an older Albanian couple who only speak Albanian.

Activities & Shift

10 hours per week that you can accomodate as you like. You'll have cooking facilities and fruit trees but other food you'd need to buy by yourself.

We need volunteers to take care of cleaning the house, creating a veggie garden, chopping wood (you need to know about it), decorating the house, painting creative stuff on the wall, doing some gardening around, and whatever your creativity tells you.


Just common rules: clean after yourself and don't make too much noise after 11 pm. Something important to tell is that there is no fridge for nowl, but you can put food on a cold bucket. Also, beware that there's only one bus per day and the nearest market is 30-minute walk.