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The year 2023 marked the inception of our remarkable WOMEN ONLY retreat so let us provide you with more insights about it:

THE NAME

Our Women’s Retreat, known as #MindfulSelfNess, encapsulates its core promise to participants in its very name. It is more than just a vacation; it’s a transformative experience where you embrace the present moment, fostering kindness and openness to yourself and your close connections.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Crafted for women seeking awakening, genuine self-love, and self-reflection, our retreat offers a unique experience within a supportive women’s circle. Immerse yourself in nature healing and live in the moment, leading to a profound reconnection with your inner self.

FEELINGS, EMOTIONS & TAKEAWAYS

What feeling you can anticipate at our retreat? The most significant takeaway is self-love, coupled with an appreciation for life’s small joys. Our team is dedicated to imparting valuable lessons in time management, embracing the presence, and fostering deeper connections with family and work associates. Post-retreat, expect practical tools like a mindfulness map and ongoing mentorship.

WHAT IS THIS EXPERIENCE ABOUT?

It’s about positive transformation—an enhanced version of yourself, primarily for your benefit and subsequently for those around you.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • 5-night stay (shared apartments, 3 women per apartment; max 6 participants)
  • 3 plant-based meals per day (with a touch of vegetarian)
  • Daily yoga classes (movement, breathing, silence)
  • Daily workshops
  • Nutrition classes
  • Hiking
  • Time-management techniques.

Click the link to learn more & contact us to secure your spot!

DATES AVAILABLE – 2024
May 1-6
July 18-23
Sept 26 – Oct 1

We were productive this year, and we crafted a blog per month in 2023. The December one is dedicated to the recap of all the great stories we had during this year. Let’s dive into them and thank you for the inspiration!

January – HERITAGE DEPICTED IN LOVING PIECES – YOUR EASY PATH TO LEARN ABOUT MONTENEGRO

February – AN UNEXPECTED DIGITAL DETOX AND HOW TO SURVIVE IT – RURAL COLIVING IN MONTENEGRO

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March – STAYCATION & WORKATION AT FITCAMP MONTENEGRO

April – THE DEVELOPMENT GOALS OF FITCAMP MONTENEGRO

May – HIKING ADVENTURE WITH MY DOG TO NOZDRA AND GOLIJA IN CENTRAL MONTENEGRO 

June – GUIDED STARGAZING EXPERIENCE IN MONTENEGRO

July – WELL-BEING HOLIDAYS: THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE & TRAVEL AT FITCAMP MONTENEGRO

August – HOW WE GAVE BIRTH TO “WOMEN WHO PLAY” OFFER

September – CO-LIVING IN THE FITCAMP COMMUNITY

October – 6 REASONS WHY FITCAMP MONTENEGRO IS A GREAT SPOT FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS & DIGITAL NOMADS

women who play and enjoy nature on women's retreat

November – 6 REASONS TO JOIN A WOMEN’S RETREAT IN MONTENEGRO IN 2024

Thank you so much for your trust! We will do our best to share more amusing moments through stories in 2024! Happy holidays and best wishes for the upcoming year!

In case you are slowly preparing for 2024 resolutions, we are creating this blog post to help you fill your list of things to do for yourself, especially when it comes to travelling with purpose.

Our team of Women Who Play has designed this great program for you and the idea of a women’s retreat becomes more enticing as the days pass and our 1st scheduled retreat comes closer. That is why we brainstormed and listed these 6 compelling reasons why you should consider embarking on this transformative journey with our team:

REASON 1 – Empowerment in the Circle

The #MindfulSelfNess women’s retreat provides a unique space for unity and empowerment. Surrounded by like-minded individuals, you’ll experience a sense of sisterhood that fosters mutual support and understanding. Together, you can boost your strengths and navigate life’s challenges with resilience.


REASON 2 – Tailored Well-being for Women

In 2024, prioritise your well-being with a retreat designed specifically for women. Our program includes tailored yoga sessions, blending breathing and movement to promote holistic well-being. You will realise that yoga is much more than just the physical activity for your body.

Let our team guide you through the holistic needs of women, from mental health and self-care to nutrition and fitness, all through play. This personalised approach ensures you leave not only rejuvenated but equipped with tools for sustained well-being and sustainable living.


REASON 3 – Cultivate Lasting Connections with Nature & Ourselves

Our retreat awakes the rejuvenating power of nature, including invigorating hikes on our unique Heart Trail and Teddy-Bare Foot Trail and Visit Dark Skies stargazing sessions, allowing you to connect with the natural world and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.

Here, we forge connections that extend beyond the retreat and not only with nature! The all-feminine environment creates a unique bond, nurturing friendships that endure. Shared experiences, from nature hikes to various workshops, lay the foundation for a supportive network that transcends the confines of the retreat, enriching your life long after the event concludes.


REASON 4 – Triple-Pleasure Learning

MindfulselfNess Women Circle will show you creative expression through Poetry, Writing & Voice Therapy – or precisely, we will awaken the best in you and help you re-connect to yourself. Unlocking your creativity through the therapeutic power of poetry and writing will engage you in expressive exercises that encourage self-reflection and personal growth, fostering a deeper connection with your inner self.

Following our Mindfulness Workshop, designed to teach you the art of living in the moment and effective time management, will show you the valuable skills we cherish, and will not only enhance your retreat experience but empower you to lead a more balanced and fulfilling life beyond.

Throughout this journey, we will guide you on a culinary voyage guided by our holistic nutritionist, offering delicious and nourishing plant-based meals. Even if you typically include meat in your diet, our retreat encourages a healthy and diverse approach to food that can benefit you after the retreat. Take this opportunity to explore new flavours and discover the benefits of a nature-centric lifestyle.


REASON 5 – Flow of Energy

Experience the profound energy of a women-only circle. Our retreat aims to tap into the collective power of feminine energy, creating a supportive and transformative environment where you can freely express, connect, and grow.

REASON 6 – Sustainable Living

If you have any environmental and social awareness, we are sure that your vacations in 2024 will be with the purpose. Our MindfulSelfNess Women Retreat can easily be your treat! 

On the other hand, for us, it is one more person who understands and appreciates nature, or at least wants to learn how to. During your self-grow moments, we will also guide you through our sustainable lifestyle, hopefully teaching you how to live a more quality life and at the same time respect nature more than ever. 

We can’t wait to discuss our achievements together while enjoying a cup (or three) of our home-produced herbal teas.


If our blog inspired you, but you still don’t know a lot about our MindfulSelfNess Women Retreat, learn more at this link.

Solo travel or nomadic lifestyle is an adventure that allows you to explore the world on your own terms, rejuvenate your spirit and connect with nature. At FitCamp Montenegro, we understand the value of this experience and offer a unique place for solo travellers seeking self-sustainability, nature healing, and a memorable escape. Let us give you some reasons why:

1. A Commitment to Self-Sustainability

At FitCamp Montenegro, we’re dedicated to living in harmony with nature. Our commitment to self-sustainability is reflected in our eco-friendly practices. We’re on a journey to switch to solar and wind energy for electricity production and utilise rainfall to supply our facilities. This winter, we are starting a small recycling yard for our nearest community. 

All our visitors can join us in following simple rules that help us reach self-sustainability and learn how to be a responsible friend to the environment. 

We love learning from you, too. Don’t hesitate to share and apply your knowledge and experience.

2. Nature Healing for Mind and Body

In today’s fast-paced world, the importance of reconnecting with nature for overall health and well-being cannot be overstated. FitCamp Montenegro’s mission is to guide you on a journey of nature healing. Solo travellers and/or nomads can experience the rejuvenating effects of nature, with our programs designed to help you unwind, recharge, and rediscover the joy of missing out (JOMO).

3. Tailored Programs for Personal Growth

Our programs are carefully curated to help you embrace the present moment and explore the beauty of Montenegro. Solo visitors can delve into activities guided by experienced instructors and coaches, allowing you to reconnect with your inner-self and find joy in life’s simple pleasures.

Don’t worry, we do individual programs too. With us, you don’t have to worry if there are enough people who applied, we can organise our programs just for you if you prefer that. 

4. A Mediterranean Secret

Montenegro’s breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches, and charming villages are among the Mediterranean’s best-kept secrets. As a solo traveller, you have the opportunity to explore this hidden gem and create lasting memories while improving your lifestyle in a natural environment.

5. Consciousness of Health and Mental Wellbeing

Our facilities and the serene natural setting offer the perfect setting for reviving your consciousness of health and mental well-being. Our team can teach you how to escape the stresses of modern life, unwind, and recharge your energy levels.

6. A Vacation to Remember

FitCamp Montenegro’s goal is to elevate your vacation experience. You’ll not only enjoy the serene beauty of our location but also immerse yourself in a community of like-minded individuals who appreciate the value of nature and conscious living. 

Join us in making your vacation unforgettable.

FitCamp Montenegro is more than just a destination, we share our values with you and it is great when these align with your aspirations. You can embark on a different journey, leaving with cherished memories and a renewed connection with nature and yourself.

Ready to experience the joy of solo travel and nomadism at FitCamp Montenegro? Contact us to book your stay and start the adventure of a lifetime.

Friends & Colleagues Get-together

Without a clear intention, one day in July, I decided to send an email to my dear female colleagues with whom I work and collaborate in harmony. I invited them to join me at the FitCamp estate so that we could brainstorm, test some of the FitCamp services, and explore new possibilities. What was clear and what motivated me to create that email and invite this fine selection of feminine minds was the fact that I needed support, honest feedback, a touch of friendship, and a liberating experience for my mind. Their feedback was beautiful, and the majority of the women I invited confirmed their presence.

A Perfect Day Fueled with Divine Feminine Energy, Honesty & Care

The day finally arrived. It was July 22nd, a hot Saturday afternoon. My inspirational women started arriving, and I welcomed them on the 16-meter-long terrace of the Community House. 

First among them was Jasmina. It was our first in-person encounter, and we clicked immediately. She brought me a bouquet of wild medicinal herbs from Durmitor, where she had been resting with her family. Today, one month later, Jasmina and I are crafting a retreat program for 2024, which I am extremely enthusiastic about!

Following Jasmina, a car full of Bokeljke arrived (Bokeljka is a term for a woman from Boka Bay). For those who may not know, Boka Bay is my favourite part of Montenegro and a place where my soul finds solace. Daniela, Kristina, and Jelena arrived together, bringing a piece of beloved Kotor with them. I have had the privilege of working extensively with these amazing women. Kristina acts as the FitCamp mentor for our mindful workshops, which we organise for guests. Daniela is my twin soul and a partner in IconicVoid, or rather, Vomb. Jelena, one of the first Montenegrin entrepreneurs I met, has been in my circle for quite some time, and her remarkable journey reflects significant growth along the way.

After the Bay, the capital city took the stage. A car filled with women from Podgorica arrived – my sister Aleksandra, who has called Podgorica home for several years now, is my longtime colleague in endeavours to promote Montenegro worldwide; Jovana, a FitCamp mentor on mindfulness and a dear psychologist friend; and Suncica, a FitCamp yoga instructor and a beautiful soul. Working with all three of them has always been a joyful experience. I admire their approach to life. Interestingly, the women who shared car rides to come to FitCamp unintentionally formed a strong bond along the way and awakened similarities among them.

The next arrival was a solo ride. Tamara, a FitCamp yoga instructor, arranged babysitting for her twin daughters and arrived, brimming with beautiful feminine energy, to teach us the art of deep breathing. My collaboration with Tamara only began this summer, but it feels as Sagittarius arrows clicked instantly, and our partnership flows effortlessly like a river.

Next, some of my favourite Niksic women arrived. Bojana and Andja are my longtime colleagues and associates, with numerous joint projects under our belts. They are not only cherished companions for wine and gossip but also dedicated FitCamp enthusiasts. Bojana was the first to test our team-building offerings with her team. Andja hails from the same industry as I do, and we frequently embark on joint business travels, sharing professional challenges and successes along the way.

Last but certainly not least, Nada arrived with her partner Andrea. They come from Bar but travelled from Kosovo to join us this time. Nada is our favourite FitCamp photographer, a woman whose talent shines brightly through her personality. We initially connected through business, and our relationship has evolved into a strong support system for each other. Andrea was a first-time acquaintance that day, yet it felt as if I had known her forever.

The Flow

After everyone had met and engaged in the obligatory small talk, the day’s activities commenced. First, we tested Jasmina’s Poetry Workshop, which turned out to be a great source of relief, success, and almost a group therapy session. We were so engrossed in analysing and discussing each other’s work that it felt like we needed more time.

Following this intense and beautiful workshop, Tamara led us to the valley, where we comfortably sat on blankets and yoga mats, engaging in Pranayamas – breathing techniques designed to alleviate stress, anxiety, and promote overall well-being. It was a resounding success, in my opinion. What made it even lovelier was the unwavering support these women showed for each other, even though most of them had only just met that day.

After the pranayama session, we returned to the Community House and dove into the third session led by Kristina – Points of You, a mindful workshop, followed by a Mindfulness Map created specifically for our FitCamp guests. We enjoyed every moment, sharing laughter, tears, and a glass or two of wine.

As the evening approached its conclusion, it seemed as though no one was quite ready to leave. Around 9 pm, an unexpected power outage occurred, and we took it as a sign to bid each other a gradual farewell for the evening.

Shaping The Offer

The following day, I spent time at the beach, again in the company of my female companions – my mom and sister. Driven by the profound impressions from the previous day and further inspired by the beauty of Boka Bay, where I had spent my Sunday, my mind began to shape this incredible daily offer that we now officially present on our website. You can find it at this link.

Simply named “Women Who Play“, inspired by the poem by a Croatian author that Jasmina shared during her poetry workshop, this offer invites all women out there who crave stress relief, renewed vitality, and dedicated time for themselves to join us in our workshops. Sometimes, even a single day of such an experience can provide you with the wings you need to face the days ahead, be they challenging or easy. My circle of women not only helped me create and further inspired this offer but also offered their wholehearted support in promoting it to other women’s circles.

Looking Forward to Connecting with New Women’s Circles

When Nada shared her wonderful photos from our delightful day at FitCamp, my dear “Women Who Play” began posting them on social media. This is when other women started reaching out to us, enquiring about how they could join the next event of this nature.

Wondering if this is the right fit for you, your friends, partners, family, or colleagues? Please read the list below, which I hope will provide some clarity.


Who is this best for:

  • Women dealing with high levels of stress.
  • Women feeling demotivated and anxious.
  • Women seeking new experiences and aiming to open new chapters in their lives.
  • Female team building.
  • Women eager to discover their true selves.

How to book:

Simply get in touch here, and I will promptly address all your questions or schedule a call if necessary.

Who will you be working with:


With love,

Andjela (FitCamp Montenegro Founder)

In today’s fast-paced world, mental health has become an increasingly important aspect of overall well-being. As stress levels rise, people are turning towards nature and travel to find relief and healing. At FitCamp Montenegro, we are pointing out the transformative power of nature, engaging in various activities like yoga, mindfulness, hiking, nutrition, reading, writing, and similar. So we decided to make a blog post about the profound connection between mental health and healing in nature, combined with the activities FitCamp Montenegro offers through our programs.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a one-day experience (such as Women’s Circle) or a 5-night stay (such as a Mindful Retreat or Wellbeing Holiday), FitCamp’s focus stays the same – to bring you to the next level of vacation by achieving permanent benefits that will serve you in your every day life too!

nature healing at fitcamp montenegro

Mental Health and Nature Healing

The link between mental health and spending time in nature must be clear to everyone. Nature has a remarkable way of calming the mind, reducing stress, and improving overall mood. At FitCamp Montenegro, visitors can immerse themselves in the stunning natural beauties of Montenegro. Surrounded by lush forests and breathtaking mountains, located in the close vicinity of crystal clear lakes and rivers, participants can experience a sense of tranquillity that revitalises their mental state.

The Healing Power of Travel

Travelling to unique and beautiful destinations such as Montenegro, opens a myriad of benefits for mental and physical health. Stepping out of the daily routine and experiencing new environments can encourage a sense of wonder and excitement, relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression. FitCamp Montenegro’s location provides an ideal backdrop for a transformative travel experience. Put your hands and feet into the soil, reconnect with our mother Earth and release all the stress your body accumulates through a simple practice such as grounding.

Discovering Ways of Mindfulness and Wellness

FitCamp Montenegro caters to individuals seeking mindfulness and wellness activities. Through carefully curated programs, participants can engage in activities like yoga and meditation, which enhance self-awareness and inner peace. The serenity of the surroundings adds an extra dimension to these practices, allowing participants to achieve a deeper level of mindfulness.

Yoga has long been honoured for its positive impact on mental and physical health. At FitCamp Montenegro, experienced yoga instructors lead classes tailored to all skill levels. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner, yoga can help reduce stress, improve flexibility, and cultivate a greater sense of well-being. If you are more into fitness, we are here to offer this practice too.

Hiking is not only an excellent form of physical exercise but also a means of connecting with nature on a profound level. Montenegro offers marked hiking trails that take participants through scenic routes, where they can embrace the natural wonders and enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes with conquering new heights. Read the experience of one of our guests here

Swimming is a refreshing activity that promotes mental clarity and relaxation. FitCamp Montenegro’s location is a 10-min drive from Krupac and Slano Lakes, which offers participants the opportunity to rejuvenate in the refreshing waters while soaking in the beauty of the surroundings.

FitCamp Montenegro is here for travellers seeking to experience the ultimate relaxation through yoga, nature healing, mindfulness, nutrition and all this by minding the environment and local community. The breathtaking landscapes, numerous activities, and the chance to explore the world contribute to a profound and transformative experience. By embarking on this journey of self-discovery, FitCamp Montenegro visitors can leave with a renewed sense of balance, inner peace, and overall well-being. The point is – you should disconnect to reconnect, and let us take you to the next level of vacation.

Welcome to our community!

Did you ever wonder how it feels to be lost in a galaxy of stars? Well, our June blog post might give you an answer as it comes with a beautiful addition to our programs – The Guided Stargazing Experience!

Namely, since this spring, FitCamp Montenegro has become the official licence holder for the guided Visit Dark Skies – a new, celestial way to experience the night! Being located in the intact nature and far away from the city light pollution, FitCamp Montenegro is your safe spot in the mountainous forest from where you can admire the Milky Way, shooting stars, constellations and mesmerising sky events throughout the year!

The only thing you need to do is to lay down on your back or sit down comfortably and start enjoying the beauty of the night sky. We will provide you with our audio file, which will help you gaze towards the night sky for half an hour. After 20 minutes of listening, there is a WOW effect, and we promise you, if you indulge in this completely, you will experience a magical face of Montenegro that you have never expected to!

Your eye is fascinatingly good at adapting to the dark. As you learn how this multi-step process works, it happens: your eyes adjust to take in as much light as possible. That’s how you can see more stars. With Guided Stargazing, you learn how to perceive all the stars at once and let the sky overwhelm you.

To get the optimal stargazing experience, we recommend you follow these 4 steps:

Find the best place 

At FitCamp, we will take care of this for you and recommend you the best spots but, what you should do is try to awaken this remote feeling and focus only on the sky, without your phone notifications or anything that can disturb you or distract your eyes adjust to the darkness of the skies above you.

Choose appropriate clothes

Nights are always colder than days and FitCamp is located in the mountains, so to be relaxed and ready for this experience, you need to pay attention to what you wear. Even if it’s summertime and the day temperatures are over 30 degrees, laying down on the grass and being still for half an hour can affect your overall experience if you aren’t properly dressed. Let us help you with more recommendations on the spot! Just ask for it. 🙂

Prepare the audio file before going to the Stargazing Spot

As the internet connection in remote places is not always covering all the areas, we recommend you download the audio file while you are in the Community House or your apartment and be prepared once you comfortably lay down to experience the dark skies. Charge your phone beforehand and earplugs in case you use wireless ones. 

Relax your senses

Enjoy the moment when, at some point, your gaze no longer fixates, and you experience divine relaxation! Let the gentle rustling of leaves, the scent of night-blooming flowers, or the soft grass beneath take you over.

Play the audio file, but put your phone aside, so that the light doesn’t disturb you. Put it on aeroplane mode, so that you can’t receive any notifications during the gazing. We will make sure that your stargazing spot is perfectly chosen so that the car lights, house lights or any noise around don’t disturb you.


We wish to encourage you to step outside, look up at the night sky, and experience the magic firsthand. With FitCamp programs, this feature is included in your stay free of charge. Let us show you the beauty of the unexplored vast space of the sky – constellations, planets and galaxies are inviting you to focus on what surrounds you!

Photo credit Visit Dark Skies

It was just a regular January in Montenegro. Temperatures mild, post-festive fever high, new goals, new plans, resolutions – all prepared. The FitCamp Community House – full of people from all over the world.

We were shaping plans with our volunteers to improve our backyard and patio for the upcoming season, and just like that, a snowstorm caught us! At first, we were enthusiastic about it, as well as our dogs, but then things went a bit further and… Well, let’s go day by day!

Snow woke us up on Friday, January 20th. Bucolic. All white and beautiful. Arya immediately wanted to go for a walk, as that is her favourite weather forecast – snow and more snow, please! (dire wolf indeed 🐺)

We put our winter clothes and boots on (note: we barely made to find these, as with the climate change, the winters in Montenegro are mild, and we didn’t have this amount of snow in Central Montenegro for years) and decided to make a community hike around the village. It was amusing, as we didn’t enjoy a white hike in ages and the dogs were so happy! We even made a Snowman in the valley. A perfect start to the last working day of the week!

Saturday, January 21st
The weekend opening came with even more snow than the day before. We cleaned around the houses and spent most of the day outdoors. When the night came, the snow intensified, and our team was out until the middle of the night, cleaning the roof and trying to save trees in the yard. Further, at 11:30 pm, there was an electricity cut.

Anybody who knows anything about the Montenegrin rural areas knows the conditions of the electric network that runs through the villages – very poor, mono phase and unstable. That is why we were so afraid of this cut, as we knew that weather conditions are not favourable for the electricity company to get out and fix it in the middle of the night. Additionally, we are collecting rainfall and snowfall too for our water supply system, which is built by us and connected to the electric water pump. Meaning – no electricity, no water!
We couldn’t do much that night and it was getting late. Hoping that a good sleep will solve everything, we went to bed.

Sunday, January 22nd
On Sunday morning, we woke up to idyllic scenery but, clearly, we were cut off from civilisation. No electricity, no water and no road connection to the city. During the night, the snowfall was around 1 m. As a cherry on top of the cake, one of the acacia trees fell onto our car. Luckily, the snow and the suitcase holders absorbed much of a fall, so there wasn’t damage to the car, whatsoever.

We spent the whole day cleaning. Our team, volunteers and guests – all out, cleaning nonstop, protecting the roofs, making passages, and collecting snowfall for the water container. Exhausted, we entered the house in the late afternoon, cooked the food in the wood stove, melted snow for the toilets and indeed felt what living in the wilderness means.

Just when we thought the day was about to end, the snow blower appeared with a lot of noise. We run out of the house to welcome him, but we wish it was only welcoming him! Due to very high snowfall, he couldn’t pass our house and we needed to help them clean with shovels to be able to pass our house and go further.

Now we could go to bed with hope because we at least had the road clean, compared to yesterday.

Monday, January 23rd
Lovely people from our village who live in the city and are visiting daily, have been thinking of us so in the early morning we’ve got fresh bread and coffee delivery. What a beautiful moment of belonging to the local community!

Now, back to reality. Even if the road was clean, our car was trapped by the levy of snow left by the snow blower. We can’t blame them, of course, but it meant another day without the possibility of visiting the city (or better said, civilisation). Obviously, no electricity or water yet so we didn’t have many options but to continue maintaining the house and the yard. The project of the day – cleaning dishes in the snow. Middle Ages or, better say, Djekna – for Balkans’ readers of this blog. 😊

Tuesday, January 24th
Finally, the day has come! You think it’s electricity, but no! It’s the car. We freed it so that we could go to the city, have lunch, get a shower at Andjela’s parents’ house, and recharge the batteries on all devices.

Honestly, this was the day, or a moment, that we realised how we are passing through a digital detox no one asked for. On our way back to the FitCamp estate that night, the hope ignited our beings at the entrance to the village – the part of the area called Sume got the electricity back!

7 km further, enthusiasm disappeared – we were still in the dark. Still, the majority stood well, the spirits were up, and we were inventing things to do without being online. Cards, games, and just talking were enough to spend the night.

Wednesday, January 25th
Being used to the situation, after breakfast, we divided tasks between us and started organising the yard and the house. The good part about this amount of snow was the fact that we filled our water container nicely, collecting snow daily and putting it into the underground water tank. This was a beautiful sunny day, so everything seemed to be easier.

Around 3 pm, the electricity got back. Unfortunately, it was a false alarm, as the next cut came 10 min later. So, finally, similar to last night, after a bit of cooking the old-fashioned way, laughing, and wine, we went to bed with hope.

Thursday, January 26th
Used to the situation, we were now performing our new routines like it was completely normal. Living detached in the 21st century is easy but, we are glad to say we made it, and we didn’t miss anything at all!

After a long walk with the dogs, we collected more snowfall for the water tank, cleaned up, cooked and hung out when false alarm #2 occurred around 6 pm. We already started planning who’s going to the shower first and how to organise the rest when the new cut came. We received it relaxed. We now knew this game.

Friday, January 27th
Not all of us receive things the same way and what the majority reflects is not always the case for each member of the community. Thus, this was a day when our electricity cut team grow smaller as our guest left us. It was just enough for him and he decided to find a new place to stay. We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience caused, but indeed this was out of our power. Nature was showing us that is stronger than modern society, once again. Most of us enjoyed it, some of us did not, and that is more than fine!

Another day without electricity and water went great, as we now knew the system. We were playing as a team, and all was easy!

Saturday, January 28th
Sunshine woke us up. All white and blue outside. We felt it was a day to get back.

Back to civilisation.

Back in the 21st century.

Back online.

Back to so-called normal.

And so it was.

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Overall, this was a waking experience. A pack of different personalities from around the world trapped in the conditions of the middle ages. Positivity shined bright, and we are now proud of the love and positive energy we shared amongst ourselves.

The common understanding, the proper reaction, the compassion and empathy – this electricity cut turned out to be an outstanding experience with a bunch of individuals, who are capable of moving mountains if necessary. Hard, but not impossible, this event crafted irreplaceable memories in our heads, and we couldn’t resist sharing it with all of you! We can guarantee one thing – our community works exactly as it should in all the conditions!