Announcing the 2018 Regional Restoration Camps! The CHwB Regional Restoration Camps represent a simple, successful, scalable training model, which grew, from 2007 to 2018, from a few students in Albania to multiple sessions in...› Read more
The Regional Restoration Camps are turning 10 years old! Starting in September 2007 in Gjirokastra, the RRCs have had a long and successful journey. It is a moment to celebrate each of the participants,...› Read more
In the year that marks the 10th anniversary of Gjirokastra’s inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the city of grey roofs became colorful. Around 30 participants from 10 different countries, representing the Western...› Read more
This year, the award-winning CHwB Regional Restoration Camps are back, with a series of 4 camps held across the Western Balkans. The 21st through 24th Regional Restoration Camps will provide participants with engaging lectures and...› Read more
The story of Gurgai house, one focus of CHwB’s current efforts, is the story of many beautiful, historic houses in Gjirokastra. Located next to the historic bazaar, the property once included two main tower...› Read more
The second Regional Restoration Camp (RRC) in Serbia has started! Students and young professional from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Greece, Serbia and United Kingdom are attending this 17th edition overall of the RRC-s. As...› Read more
The grand residential house of Babameto is an historic vestige of Gjirokastra’s urban-architectural landscape and central to the World Heritage historic zone. Completely abandoned following the 1997 national crisis, this 1st category monument quickly...› Read more
For many years, the second house of Babameto, once an iconic feature of the local bazar, was left in complete ruins. By 2011, the roof had collapsed in,and most interior and exterior elements such as...› Read more
During the winter of 2012, the community of Voskopoja experienced record snowfall, which caused the partial collapse of the roof of St. Nicholas Church. The church is the best and most complete of the...› Read more