Lastminute Work and Travel in Bulgarien
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Hi, Rose and Lance here, an English couple from Manchester, we have an old hunting lodge, in a secluded location, just inside a large forest, which we are renovating, about 75% done inside. We are totally off grid, water by a spring, and electric ... weiter lesen
Region: Ovchi KladenetsWe are situated on the edge of the village 'Ovchi Kladenets'. Last year, which was our first full year here, we built an extension, had a wonderful harvest and had great times with the help of some fantastic volunteers. This year is all about the garden and producing enough food for not only ourselves and guests, but for our pigs, goats and chickens (all for which we keep for either meat, milk or eggs). We also keep bee's now and will be enjoying our own honey later this year. Our aim is to eventually be as self-sufficient as possible, growing and eating our own organic food. Living by 'the law of return' we give back to the ground what we take, thereby creating a harmonious balance between man and mud. We are very easy going, we enjoy working, listening to music and enjoy every new experience our change in lifestyle throws at us! There is no such thing as ‘cant’ or ‘it’s too hard’, we will have a go at anything. For our guests we have a two double rooms and a twin room. There is also the possibility of camping. Toilet and sink is outdoors, and we have a main kitchen and eating areas inside and out. We use only composting toilets (the law of return) and have an indoor shower for the cold times and an outdoor solar shower for the summer. All of our grey water goes onto the land to water various plants/trees (so no harsh chemicals are used here). We want our guests to feel comfortable and at home. We have limited internet (in the form of a USB dongle) which you can use for no more than half an hour a week to check emails on your own computer. Before we came here, we both lived in England. Baz did a lot of travelling all over the world for a few years before working in a bar and then a warehouse. I, Steff, have worked in bars and restaurants since I left school. As you can see this is a big exciting change into the world of veg and animals, and we are loving every minute. You can see photos and blogs of what we are doing on facebook, and even see the reviews from our guest book, search for 'Frog Shadow Ltd'. A bit of village info……there is no ATM here and you can buy cigarettes in the village but not tobacco or rolling products (the house is no smoking and an ashtray MUST be used). There are shops where you can buy shower products, beer and other various items if you need them (we dont provide these things). While here you will be working in the garden (weeding, planting, digging, harvesting, etc.....), helping with the animals (mucking out, feeding, etc....), making preserves (jam, jarring fruit and veg, making wine, rakia, cider, syrups etc...), helping with minor repairs, general cleaning and tidying, preparing animals for the freezer (at the right time of year). We would not ask you to do anything we haven't done ourselves, and if you dont feel comfortable doing a particular task just let us know. Working days are 5 out of 7, and we expect volunteers to clean up after themselves and help with the cooking and washing up at weekends (including cleaning volunteer accommodation). Because we live on a farm and mice can be a problem when encouraged, we ask that no food is left lying around in the house (including volunteer rooms). Hours of work vary every day depending on the weather and what needs doing, so one day we might work 4/5 hours, another we might work 9/10. Generally whoever cooks, cooks for everyone and we take it in turns on the washing up. We are looking for happy, energetic people with a willingness to learn and join in with our lifestyle. If you love animals and working outdoors (in all weather), dont mind the flies and are up for just about anything......we would love to have you. We look forward to meeting some of you soon, and to those we don't.......happy travels! Peace and Love Steff and Baz :D
Region: Vidin, BulgariaA year ago, we came living here, in search or peace and quiet. A year later, we can say we sure found that! We live amidst the woods, near a lake, where we see and hear more animals (birds, frogs, dormouses, deer, coyotes, and our own cats and dogs) than humans every day. We plan to make the place into a full ecological B&B. We don't want any electricity, we use far more less water than most people, we plan to grow as much as possible our own vegetables and fruits, but we sure can use some help with that! Feel like joining us for a while, enjoy the wonders nature and environment? We'll welcome you with open arms! We are a non profit organisation
Region: North West BulgariaWe are closed for volunteers this 2014 Summer and Autumn, thanks to all who helped! Hi, we are Daniela and George. We are finishing our cob/clay/wood new house in a magic surroundings of the Belogradchik Rocks. Our organic permaculture garden has just been designed. Here with us live also a friendly dog Nera, a cat Pisancho, 7 chicken and bees. There are places available for 6 people to stay in two caravans and plenty of place for tents (we can offer two double tents). Here you can find also summer kitchen with running cold and hot water, outside bathroom and compost WC. Volunteers are welcomed for finishing works in the house - finishing the joints, a lot of wood work (good carpenter is more than welcome:), plastering. Knowledgeable people in water recycling, oven building, rainwater collection&usage; yearly accumulation of solar heat and organic vegetable growing are welcome too. George is an architect with more than ten years experience in building with natural materials, so there is some knowledge to be shared. Archering, preserving food, cooking, weaving can be learned. We are located near to Izvos village, 8 km away from the town Belogradchik - North West of Bulgaria. In the town there are also shops, restaurants and a 4 star hotel. Hiking, fishing (river and lake), visiting the picturesque caves, buggies riding. Mobile internet. We would prefer to have nonsmokers with us; light alcohol is OK.
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: 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, we have already had a few guests in the B&B and have more booked thorough the year as well as 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. Also artists to add beautiful instillations, find creative ways to make ugly old furniture look stunning or at least quirky and to help hide the cracks with colour and laughter. Workaways with a good sense of humour, who are willing to give everything a go, are much appreciated. I would like this to be a happy experience for everyone. You need to be able to work without constant supervision as I am often busy with the horses or teaching, so people with an ability to structure their own days and get on with the work is important. There are 3 dogs, 3 cats, 3 chickens and 4 horses who call this place their home. They are very much part of the 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 am a vegan. But I do not expect you to be vegan whilst here, but only ask that you dont eat meat here, what you do away from the house and garden in your own time is up to you I have travelled extensively throughout the years and have many a funny travel tale, and also enjoy listening to other peoples tales and learning about people, their culture and languages. Living 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 in their own time.