About Katuns

Katun - traditional shepherd hut in the mountains of Montenegro

Katuns, or shepherds' huts, are scattered throughout the mountains all over Northern Montenegro. Katuns consist of several small, basic, wooden cottages, built high in the verdant mountains.

Traditionally, rural farming families close up their village homes and move to their simple cottages during the summer months, where they cultivate small gardens of potatoes, carrots and other hardy vegetables and put their livestock out to pasture. Life in the katuns is rustic and simple, with few, if any, amenities. This long tradition is unfortunately disappearing, but a few katuns remain in active use...