Lastminute Work and Travel in Bulgarien
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We have one voolunteer booked in for the next month, but it is a busy time of year and could an extra pair of hands or two to get sorted for the winter! We have availability until mid Octoberfor up to 2 people. That work will include - pickling ... weiter lesen
Region: plovdiv regionWe are a british couple in our 40's who emigrated to bulgaria 5 years ago. we bought a property with no mains services and made our home here - not yet finished. we have a small holding with chickens/ducks/dogs/cats and horses. We take it in turns to visit the uk for employment but there is always one or both of us home, the region we live in does not have any other english except for my parents up the road. Our home stands 2miles from the nearest neighbours so it really is very rural and our lifestyle is minus many modcons (but plainly we have the internet) we have log fired central heating, solar panels and bore holes to supply our water, plus generators. most tasks are done by hand. the keyword to our family is humour! we find the funny side in everything and wierd and wonderful things happen here every day. our life is a lot like a childs adventure novel....
Region: Cherven 40kms south of RousseI live on an acre of land on the outskirts of the historic village of Cherven in North East Bulgaria, 40 km south of Rousse. Cherven is situated in the Russenski Lom National Park. I am slowly bringing this old property back to life and welcome workawayers to come and stay and help shape this ongoing project. I am a yoga teacher with a passion for gardening and spending lots of time out in nature... which is easy to do here :) I have a large organic garden and many fruit trees
Region: Bolyarovo / Elhovo/yambolwe are a laid back, fun loving family, who live in a village close to both Bolyarovo, Elhovo & Yambol & just over an hour from the coast. We live about 50 km from Turkey & close to Greece. We have 2 children aged 5 & 12 & several cats & dogs. Jan makes gates, railings, securty shutters, stairs & wooden barrel furniture. We try encourage creative activities/art activities with the children too, which they especially enjoy. He is a very talented craftsman & has an art degree from Coventry university. He unfortunately has not done much artwork & it would be nice if someone would encourage him to do more with his art. He says it will be nice to have someone else to practice art with, unfortunately I do not posses any such qualities. We do have wood carving chisals & art stuff available for use. I am at present trying to knock the garden into some shape but I aint no gardener but we have managed to grow some veggies again this year. Im planning to process these for winter. I love to walk; there are many beautiful views & countryside to admire in our village. The flowers & colours of the scenery change from month to month without outstanding beauty. The variety of species of birds, birds of prey (including imperial eagle) insects & wildlife is outstanding. We are lucky enough to live at the foothills of the Strandja, which hold historical backgrounds. Venturing on walks, we have come across 5 lots of army bunkers, some of which date back to Roman times. We have also found various coins, rings & artifacts, while digging the garden, which is always a nice bonus. There are also local Thracian burial grounds, where the wealthy were burried with their treasures. I really enjoy writing & have wrote about this in a local English online newspaper. We both have our level 2 in Reiki, of which I have got a great interest. The children go to the local school & nursery. They are easy going kids with a love of the great outdoors & a good understanding of the bulgarian language. Myself & Jan not so good but getting there! We spend time with the youngest most days teaching her to read, write & learning to swim but would appreciate help with this. Our daughters are keen to meet volunteers & have had experiences meeting our friend's volunteers & they enjoy the interaction. We have two wonderful daughters & we feel it is important for them to be non materialistic & be able to interact with people from all walks of life, cultures, backgrounds, ages & religions. We feel this experience would inbed this, although we feel we have already achieved this. We also enjoy music, dancing & karaoke, sometimes we practice our dulcid tones together. we have a varied taste in music between us all. I feel music is life. Music can make you relax, make you happy when you are down & I like to use music in meditation or reiki. Jan loves to dance & its a pleasure to watch the music flow through his veins. There are nearby lakes for fishing or just to admire the variety of wildlife. Bulgaria is renouned for its cultural music & dancing, which is really interesting to watch or even to join in if you brave enough to. Our evenings are spent after a working day sometimes chatting by an outside fire listening to music. Sharing stories with laughter or sometimes deep conversations.It is always a pleasure to meet new people to share these times with. Bulgaria is a fantastic place to live with its warm climate & culture. Come visit & be a volunteer for us
Region: Elhovo, YambolI have had a lifelong ambition about running a Eco friendly camping ground, that provides its own electricity from solar, gets its own water from our well (for the garden only!), grows its own organic food and has its own animals; is near a forest or national park and a river enabling us to catch our own fish. Of course lots of people love to go on fishing holidays so being near a large river was an absolute must! The mighty Tunja river & National Reserve forest (or as the locals say Jungle) is just 2 fields away. Our goal : To restore this beautiful property into a thriving modern organic self sufficient eco friendly camping ground. We have over 5000 square meters of camping space and welcome travellers who wish to come and help out, so if you enjoy the open countryside and have a tent you are welcome to come. If you wish to stay in one of our rooms please understand that they currently require restoration work, they are liveable but not exactly luxury! Beds are mattresses on the floor. We can only accommodate 1 person at a time currently, or possibly a couple travelling together. Currently we need help with the following... Gardening - Weeding - Planting - Pruning. Animals - Chickens need daily mucking out. House - General repairs - Maintenance - Restoration Work - Cleaning - Cooking Grounds - Fence repairs - Wood collecting, Sizing & Chopping In exchange for 4-5 hours work a day we will provide meals. Please note: we do not allow smoking inside the house. How to get here: We are happy to collect you free of charge from either Elhovo or Yambol, but if you require a Airport transfer (Burgas Only) we will have to ask you for fuel money (currently 50 lev). There are buses that go from Burgas > Elhovo a couple of times a day or a Taxi will charge you 120 lev.
Region: PopovoUnfortunately we had a barn fire on the 13th of June which spread to the house and destroyed the work of the past 2 years. We hope the roof will be back in place by mid July but we are currently camping out in gardens without electric or hot water. We still have cooking facilities and hope to have hot water and electric within a couple of weeks. Priority is being given to getting our home liveable again. UPDATE 6/7/2014 - Builders are currently putting a new roof on the main house. We plan to put an artisan roof, reusing some of the old timbers, on the extension under guidance from a craftsman friend. In addition to mud plastering, lime rendering and general decorating, helpers may get the opportunity to dismantle and rebuild a kerpitch (adobe) wall. These walls and floor needs to be rectified before we can reroof the barn area - giving the larger animals more living space. Update 19th August 2014. We now have electric, trailing sockets from a few power points but at least we have power tools when necessary. Running hot water is still a dream, hopefully within the next few weeks. Work is progressing more slowly than we hoped but we are only human. Whilst we are looking for people to help us rebuild our home we accept that not both people in a relationship may be enthusiastic about these tasks. General garden maintenance and catering still needs to be done and we are happy for someone to tackle these areas. Our main criteria for helpers is enthusiasm and a general willingness to 'muck in' Sadly after weeks of running on adrenaline we are both tired, physically and emotionally, those bringing laughs with them have gifts we will welcome Paul and myself are living on a (mainly) organic small holding attempting to be self sufficient. We are growing our own fruit, veg and animal feed, have lots of fruit trees, preserving food by various methods, making yogurt and cheese (when the sheep decide we can have some milk), a lot of what we are doing requires us learning as we go. We have volunteered ourselves, during which time we learnt a lot and met some great friends. Having experienced the other side of the coin we offer to provide you with good wholesome food, the opportunity to join us on trips out, the use of our bicycles, internet access and most importantly - an enjoyable experience. We have sheep, rabbits, chickens, geese and cats. Plans include more poultry and getting pigs, BUT only when we have improved the animal housing, possibly something you may be interested in helping with. We have a long drop toilet as opposed to a flushing loo, which we use when working outside but we now have a fully functional (inside) bathroom, and washing machine. It is really good fun and hopefully you will learn many life skills, mind you hopefully you can teach us a few also.