The House in the Village
Welcome to The House in the Village!
Come and stay at our lovingly renovated traditional stone house in the charming and authentic village of Pëllumbas, just a 30 minute drive away from Albania’s capital Tirana. Surrounded by breathtaking mountains, various fruit trees, joyful people and the sweet sounds of singing birds you can easily relax into a natural state of being.
Settle in your heart and connect with the beauty that life presents to you in each moment. Feel a sense of restfulness while filling your lungs with clear fresh air. Go on exciting adventures nearby. Simply become part of a magical yet grounding space.
We are most happy to meet you soon!
Enjoy your stay in one of our three dorms (double and bunk beds). You can book either a single bed or a whole private room.
Spend cozy nights in one of our two mud houses built from natural resources only. What an unforgettable experience!
Sleep in one of our tents, in your own tent/van or even under the stars outside. Can you get any closer to nature?
Treat your body and mind with delicious vegan and vegetarian meals – homemade with love. Breakfast is served every day from 8:30 to 10:30. If you don’t want to miss out on our tasty dinner between 19:00 and 21:00, you are invited to join for 5 Euros per person.
There is so much to discover around The House in the Village! Hike through the stunning green land, explore the Cave of Pëllumbas or have a refreshing swim in the Erzen River. And after a day full of experiences, is there anything better than gazing silently at a oh so pretty sunset?
Cave of Pëllumbas
The Cave of Pëllumbas, one of the hidden pearls of the region, is situated about a 40 minute hike from our house.
With a wide entrance and high ceiling, the cave is approximately 360 meters deep but doesn’t demand special skills or equipment. Inside, a new world opens up to you. Grab one of our head torches and check it out!
Originating in Dajti mountain, the Erzen River is another beautiful destination in walking distance from our house (30min).
Let yourself be seduced by the blue water surrounded by impressive walls of a large limestone gorge. Explore the waterfalls and some calm sites for swimming. Delight the path to the river which crosses farmer’s fields and meadows.
Hiking and Village Life
Enjoy the diverse nature and the mountain around our house. Walk through the streets of the village and meet people and animals along the way. You will also find two supermarkets, two restaurants, tasty ice-cream, a hotel and a bus station.
Plants, flowers, trees, birds, beautiful views… Sense a feeling of well-being that emanates from this special place!
The House in the Village is a social project based on the desire to immerse and sensitize visitors in the daily life of Pëllumbas. To let the visions for the place become reality we are always grateful for helping hands. You can share your energy with us in different ways. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
By staying and sharing
Being our guest you contribute a lot to the development of The House in the Village – not only financially but also with your unique and much appreciated presence. Furthermore, you can do us a huge favor by telling other people about your experiences staying with us.
Surely, the life in The House in the Village wouldn’t be the way it is without the help of many kind, talented and engaged volunteers. Thanks to their endless creativity and hard work, the place keeps developing and changing constantly.
We have a lot of ideas and projects that offer you the perfect opportunity to get involved as a volunteer. Some examples of long term tasks: construction work, trash collection activities or garden maintenance. For more information, visit our profile on workaway.info.
Of course, you also have plenty of time to relax by yourself or spend time together with other volunteers and guests: make music, play games, meditate, make a fire, enjoy the sun, swim in the river and hike to the cave. Does this resonate with you? Join our enthusiastic group of volunteers!
Do you wish to help us with a monetary gift? Your donation goes directly into village related projects such as the construction of the hiking trails. We send our deepest gratitude to you.