DOG CARE, PAINTING, GARDENING, ECO BUILD, BUILDING WOR, PERMACULTURE - CENTRAL BULGARIA
We can accept short term or longer term volunteers (week through to several months, maybe even year or two if right person) for help with dog care, gardening, painting, plot clearance (demolition), permaculture, veggie gardening, eco-builds, up-cycling and building work through out the year.
I have been in Bulgaria for 14 years now off and on, involved in property sales in the earlier years and then mostly dog rescue and charity stuff and renovations on our own properties. Now I feel after a tough couple of years its time to slow things down a bit and travel more ourselves. But we have a lot of dogs including many older ones we have taken out of shelters here or off the streets, and still offer emergency foster to other organisations as needed or if we find a case on the street we need to help. We also have a number of properties and gardens to maintain and plans for. So we are looking for volunteers to come and help us. This can be just for a week or can be longer term. People who are easy going and who we could sit around a fire together, drinking a glass of wine or beer, but who are hard working and quite happy to get their hands dirty. Company at times is welcome but also people that are happy with their own space.
There are many projects that I’d like to do - there is a small covered BBQ area I want to re-roof as leaks and build up the sides to make it an enclosed room with windows and doors (maybe reclaimed from an old house we have) for a winter dog house, there are barns to repair roofs on and another small barn to demolish and re-build bigger. There is another older house I want to enclose the porch on using reclaimed windows and then a whole plot of around 1500sqm with a falling down barn and house, that I want to slowly take down, re-use some of the more stable walls to make lean-to’s and barns. I want to make a larger vegetable area and build other eco-structures from straw, bottles, wood, mud brick (most of the buildings and walls are mud brick). It would be great to find someone(s) into veggie gardening and permaculture and eco-building. There is also general gardening, weeding, cleaning, painting.....
Accommodation -> We have a guest house with a self contained large one bedroom apartment. When I have made space there will be a couple more rooms with shared bathroom but no kitchen for shorter stays. There is also another property with 2 large self contained one bed apartments with sofa beds and kitchens. Happy to provide food and drinks.
PLEASE NOTE - if you need internet for work will be an issue as we have ok internet but only at our house and I need it for work and the charity. Welcome to use to check emails etc.
I am Rachel and live in central southern Bulgaria, where I run a small dog rescue in central Bulgaria and also a neutering organisation. I often have a couple of foster dogs with me that have been rescued from the street or from the local pound. Currently I have 12 of my own dogs and a couple of fosters.
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Betreuung von Tieren
Explore a new country
Be part of a small dog rescue for a while
Meet new people
Lots to do - roofing as several roofs leak badly and others need repair, barns to take down and re-build, camping area for volunteers to get set up with composting toilet, solar shower etc, permaculture area with raised beds to build, walls to build etc...
Depends on availability, own apartment with double/twin beds with shower room and toilet, living area and basic kitchen, own garden or plenty of room to put a tent or bring your own small camper van (no power really but can run a cable over every now and then).
Please note internet can be slow, especially if more people on it. No good for work etc if needed, but can use to collect emails and check facebook etc.
Happy to run to train station so you can go off exploring for day or couple of days. Trains are cheap and good.
There are things to see locally or further afield - Thracian tombs, Buzludja communist monument, valley of Roses, lakes, mountains, historical cities.
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Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
mehr als zwei
5 hours a day, 5 days