Our adventure house is placed in the highest mountain in Bulgaria - Rila mountain, amongst the forest on a southern sunny hill. This is all year round resort with a hotel, horse ranch and a small zoo. We practice adventure tourism - horse riding, hiking and camping, archery, ski and snowboard, etc. We host team buildings and children's camps events. This is a family business and we are very passionate about our resort and our horses. It is a peace of paradise in the mountain, perfect for both chilled and active break.
>> The level of English of most of the staff is low, so we need volunteers who have knowledge of Bulgarian, Russian or are good with using Google Translate app
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Learn and practice horse riding for free
Enjoy an evening camp fire under the stars
Live in nature and work outdoors
Work up close with some local and exotic animals
Meet new people from all over the world
Learn new language
Taste the incredible local dishes and a possibility learn to cook them
Learn cultural traditions
UNESCO sites in the area
Many hiking trails to enjoy the beautiful nature deep into the forest, mountain rivers, astonishing views of the peeks of Pirin mountain (another UNESCO site)
The main help in summer is welcome guests, take them horse riding or archery and clean rooms in the hotel after they leave. Accompany the horses in the forest to graze, it is easy and chilled job.
Work with us is very diverse and one day you lead horse ride group and the next day you are sent for groceries (driving license is a plus). Other not as frequent things are help behind the bar and serving, care for the horses and other animals - feed, clean, groom, build and fix fences, animal enclosures and other technical and maintenance work.
We try to stick to the 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, but sometimes it's busy and we appreciate if you stick through the whole day, which means you get the next one or several days off. Work is diverse and flexible, most of all it's important to have fun!
Horse skills such as riding and grooming are desired but not mandatory. We can teach you.
Marketing - volunteers with real great skills in marketing are highly appreciated!
We offer two positions:
- take guests for horse ride and archery
- take horses grazing
- clean rooms
- care for the horses - feed, groom, tack up
- any technical work - repair fences, build animal enclousers, paint, etc.
- Marketing - can turn to paid position on %
- stable hand/groom - feed and groom the horses, clean the stables, take guests for horse ride.
- repair fences and other technical work, chop wood
It's a full time position for minimum of 6 months with possibility for longer.
We assign everyone according to what they are good at, but ask to be flexible as the work here is diverse.
We accept volunteers for the minimum of two weeks, preferably a month and more.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
English, Russian, Bulgarian
Single or double rooms, depending on the number of volunteers. Shared kitchen and bathroom, wireless internet.
We provide basic food for you to cook in your shared kitchen. Sometimes we treat you with food from the restaurant. You will never go hungry with us!
Any additional or speciffic food you can buy in any of the very cheap shops walking distance in the village, or supermarkets in town - a bus away, but we drive there almost every day so you can get a lift.
You can also enjoy the food in our restaurant at the current prices.
Of course you get to ride horses and try archery for free as much as you like in your time off or even during help!
>> To the volunteers that have proven to be in good help we grant with a car to go and explore towns and sites around <<
There are local nature sites and UNESCO sites, mineral swimming pools located in the forest and the towns near by, hiking and horse riding in the beautiful Bulgarian wilderness, skiing, snowboarding and paragliding in the local resort of Bansko.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week