Region: PopovoPaul 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 4 sheep (Timmy, Pickles, Aggie & Gromit [the only ram]) and a constantly changing number of rabbits. We no longer have chickens or guinea fowl, as these were kiiled by a pine martin. Plans include replacing the poultry and getting goats, pigs, ducks and geese, BUT only when we have improved the animal housing, possibly something you may be interested in helping with. Last year we have were adopted by 2 cats who are now pets. In the past month a dog has also decided to adopt us, we are still working out if he will be staying although as we feed and water him he probably will stick around. 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.
Region: GabrovoWe are Brian and Shirley Sandford, we are both pensioners. We moved to Turkincha 5 years ago and it is a small village in the foothills of the mountains in central Bulgaria near the old capital, Veliko Turnovo. We have two dogs who are very friendly and love people. Daisy is a 5 year old German Shepherd and Tivvy who is 3 and don't know what breed she is. We also have a tom cat called Sandy, he is neutered and also very friendly.
Region: veliko tarnovo BulgariaHi, I am renovating an old house and barns in the village of Hotnitsa, 15km from the town of Veliko Tarnovo. Honey House will eventually become a Yoga, Reiki and horse trekking center, hopefully taking its first residential paying guests some time in 2014. There is already a trickle of day guests for yoga, horse riding and therapies. Basically I need help to turn the dream into a reality. I am looking for people with some building/restoration knowledge, you don't have to be a master crafts person, but if you are that would be fantastic. I am looking for workaways with a good sense of humor, who are willing to give everything a go. I would like this to be a happy experience for everyone. There are 3 dogs, 3 cats, 3 chickens and 4 horses who call Honey House their home. They are very much part of my family, and are all over the furniture, very playful and sometimes a pain in the bum. If you don't love animals this really is not the right place for you. I ask for 25 hours a week work in exchange for bed and board. I have traveled extensively throughout the years and have many a funny travel tale, I also enjoy listening to other peoples tales and learning about people, their culture and languages. Staying at Honey House is about loving nature and living a life which brings about a higher vibration full of love and laughter, whilst not being to serious about anything. Its great to giggle :) Workaways are very welcome to join Yoga classes (if there is space) learn reiki and ride the horses.
Region: YablanitsaWe run a small guest house with activity holidays in Bulgaria about 1 hour from Sofia. Here in the mountainous interior of exotic Bulgaria you can enjoy off-road mountain biking and hiking through some of the most unspoiled natural surroundings left in Europe. We are preparing for guests now, so lots of painting, basic DIY, some outdoor projects, lots of gardening and dog-walking. Particularly looking for creative people, or people great with computers or with strong practical skills. Have to like dogs, enjoy hard work at times, enjoy the peaceful mountains and needing to be responsible sometimes!
Region: BulgariaHi..Thanks for visiting our profile. Yovovski Yetts is an Eco Hostel and information point positioned at the end of a valley 900kms above sea level accessible only by foot or 4x4 vehicles. Water as usual is a constant problem in the summer as our spring can dry up! This means no running water, but we always have water collected from a local source in bottles and drinking water available. We are new to this lifestyle and constantly trying to find solutions to the problems of living of grid...We do have electricity but no internet or TV. Mobile reception we do have, and of course mountains! We also have a lot of volunteers and fun at the Yetts this year’s projects are building outdoor showers, composting toilets, and regenerating our small orchard... What could be better than lathering up whilst taking in the view in the outdoor showers, swinging in a hammock after a hot day, plunging in our small but perfectly formed waterfall pool and cooking outdoors? We are also continuing our workshops in conjunction with the Bulgarka Natural Park workshops include Yoga, Recycled Art, Nature trail and the beginning of an Ecological and sustainable green school for local children from the age of 5 to 18 years. If you feel you could contribute to our project then send us your profile and available dates and we promise to get back to you as soon as we are in town!