Help around the garden in Yambol region, S.E. Bulgaria



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    PRIORITY IS HELP GETTING WOOD CHOPPED AND STACKED FOR WINTER PLEASE AND GARDEN CLEARING WORK - Hi my name is Sonia, I'm in my 50's, English and have lived in Bulgaria for just over 4 years. I am restoring an old Bulgarian house and would like to keep it traditional as possible with my renovations. I've never done anything like this before so I am learning lots as I go along.

    I live in a small, peaceful. rural village 35km from Yambol, the county town, south east Bulgaria and around 60km from the Turkish border crossing. There are 2 small general shops here and a lovely traditional Bulgarian bar where you can sit with the locals and enjoy a coffee or drink, traditional Bulgarian snacks and just relax. There is also a small village museum if your interested and a post office. There are some wonderful walks around the village taking in the beautiful countryside views.... You can experience the true spirit of Bulgaria here, the villagers are very friendly, they turn their land with a horse drawn plough and a donkey or horse and cart is a popular means of transport.
    I have 12 cats, 2 dogs,Ted and Rosa so you must be an animal lover and enjoy walking as Ted loves to go out.

    This will be my fifth year on Workaway and I have met and had help from some amazing volunteers for which I'm very grateful. so i'm very much looking forward to meeting new ones this year.

    This year I'm needing some different help from volunteers as I've had some ill health and am not able to do as much as Help in the garden is urgently needed, tidying getting ready for planting. The wood shed needs some repairs to keep the rain out and chopping and stacking wood for winter. General help with lifting, loading and heavy work inside and outside the house.

    I am looking for volunteers that are responsible and mature, that are happy with their own company, that enjoy managing their working time and are happy to work alone. Someone that enjoys being with the animals and nature but also enjoys good food and conversation. I have plenty of land to park up for van travelers if you wish. At the moment I can only offer tent accommodation or you can use your own. I am waiting for the roof to be replaced so the spare bedroom is being used for storage.

    Due to the covid-19 problems I am looking to host travelers that are already in the country and are looking for a move/change. I am not prepared to quarantine anyone. I will also ask for for good hygiene practices in the house as well as social distancing which shouldn't be a problem to sort out as the only small room we are likely to be in together is the kitchen .

    For 25hrs a week help In exchange I will provide , hot showers, breakfast, lunch and dinner, fruit, biscuits for snacks. I do not provide alcohol or chocolate :) I also have wifi, washing machine, TV via the internet, lots of books and of course the animals to entertain you! ...... I look forward to showing you around my village and will make you most welcome in my humble home which is basic and needs a lot of work but has the essentials and is comfortable.

    When messaging please say what particular jobs you would like to help with.
    I'm not sure what a digital nomad is so havent ticked the box but if you are one please explain when you write.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    You will see and observe life in a working, rural Bulgarian village, maybe learn a few words of Bulgarian and meet the locals as well as seeing the wide open spaces & beautiful countryside around here. You will experience peace & quiet in natural surroundings.

  • Arbeit


    Garden chores :_
    Sorting wood
    Chopping wood
    Stacking logs

    House cleaning:
    Washing down
    Cleaning windows
    Cleaning cupboards

    Decorating :_
    Stripping paint

    General help :_
    Heavy lifting, shifting and loading.
    Small DIY projects/repairs

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Türkisch: Gute Kenntnisse
    Bulgarian: Grundkenntnisse

  • Unterkunft


    Just tent Accommodation at present..either your own or mine, due to roof being replaced .. comfortable, basic, single bedded room for one with a separate entrance to the main part of the house. You have to come down a couple of outside steps and into the main part of the house for the toilet and bathroom.
    I don't provide alcohol or confectionery but the village shops & bar sell them.
    I am happy to collect and take you to Yambol bus or train station for your arrival & departure if at a reasonable time.
    Non smoking
    I am happy to cater for vegetarians although I eat meat.
    I do not cater for vegans.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    In your free time you can visit Yambol there is a great museum packed with information and history, a beautiful park, cinema and lots of shops to browse as well as some great pavement cafes to have a coffee and watch the world go by. From Yambol you can get the bus or train to many other villages and towns including the Burgas and the coast. There is a traditional Bulgarian bar in the village that serves traditional Bulgarian drinks and snacks and meet the locals. The walks are wonderful around the village. I have internet so you can watch TV on your device and plenty of books to read. The city and coastline of Burgas are around 1 1/2 by train or bus.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Space in the garden to park a camper van, use of outdoor tap, electric socket. inside toilet & shower.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Pets welcome that get along with other cats & dogs

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    4/5 hours a day/ 25hrs a week

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