We are an artist couple (Englishman/Dutch wife) who live on our hobby farm in Bulgaria. We are developing our land and properties and invite volunteers to come help us. Key words:
rural, basic living, little village, be in nature, dog lovers, bird watching, physically fit, non smokers, used to keep a clean environment & keep the guesthouse where you stay in nice, healthy living, permaculture, gardening, sculpture, painting, yoga, early to bed & early risers, modest with alcohol,
We are considerate, casual people. We ask for around 20-25 hours help a week. Times depends the weather and what else is happening. We will tackle jobs together and we also encourage you to help independently.
We are a married couple of professional International Master Sand sculptors. Remy is Dutch, Paul is from UK. When we do not travel the world for our sand art projects, we charge our batteries on our rural farm in Bulgaria. We love the outdoor life with our dogs. Apart from permaculture and becoming self sufficient we are into meditation, yoga and self study. We make our own wine, jam, pickles etc with produce from our hobby vegetable garden.
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Hilfe bei Kunstprojekten
Live in nature, bird watching (owls live under the roof!), walks. Learn about permaculture, growing food and identifying edible plants in the garden. Observe the rural self sustaining life of the locals. They are very friendly and happy to share their extensive knowledge.
We ourselves make our own preservatives and wine etc.
The bigger cities Stara Zagora and Plovdiv are a train journey away; they have lots of history and musea there. Roman remains, oldest Neolithic settlement in Stara Zagora.
We ask for around 20-25 hours help a week. Times depends the weather and what else is happening. We will tackle jobs together and we also encourage you to help independently.
No specific skill set needed; but must be able and fit to do physical help with us; carry, lift, saw, rake, shovel etc. Carpenters and maintenance experts are encouraged to apply 😊
Upcoming Spring jobs:
Create a natural fence with branches. Clear and create camping spots. Further development of our hugelkultur vegetable bed (permaculture). General gardening. Create a garden sculpture; sand maiden. Expend our barefoot sensory path. Light building jobs; repair steps, grouting terrace etc. General maintenance on guesthouse you’ll be staying in. Clearing areas and general clean up.
English, Dutch, bit of German, French, Bulgarian. Paul speaks quite okay Spanish
We have a guest house next to our house for volunteers. Suitable for two couples; we have two bedrooms. The house is a work in progress, but has two comfortable finished rooms with wood burners. A hallway with basic kitchen facilities, fridge, water cooker, coffeemaker, electric cooker. A sitting area in sunny corner. We made it cosy and comfortable and expect our guest to keep it at least as clean as they found it. Making improvements to the guesthouse is encouraged 😊.
A functioning shower and toilet are situated downstairs via outdoor steps. There is WiFi on the porch. The main room has a great view and catches the (Winter) sun.
Use of our washing machine.
Vegetarian meals provided (occasional fish if you like). We like healthy food, believe in nutrition above pharmaceuticals. It would be great to take turns in cooking the meals.
The village has a train station with good connections. Several trains a day to Stara Zagora, Chirpan, Dimitrovgrad, Yambol and Plovdiv. One direct train a day to Sofia, one to Burgas, one towards Veliko Tarnovo.
Our house is a nice 20 minute walk away from the station.
For train schedules check bdz bg site
The village, named after St Michael, lays between the cities Stara Zagora (25 km away, 6th largest city in Bulgaria) and Chirpan. In our small rural village we have 3 shops, a post office and two folkloric dance parties a year (3 March and October). The village is surrounded by rolling hills, agricultural land and small forests, we even have a fishing lake. It’s beautiful, we love to walk for hours with our dogs through the fields. In the village itself it’s like in the ‘50’s; the locals have more donkey carts then cars and are mostly self sufficient. We find it super interesting to watch them do their daily tasks. We learn from their knowledge every day!
Come with us and the dogs on walks, sit in the garden listening to the birds. We have owl living under our roof! optional morning yoga. Once a week an optional little trip to town/sightseeing; shopping, mineral bath, cave, monument or something else interesting.
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Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
mehr als zwei
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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