Hello workawayers.. I am Ivan in the beautiful mountains Rhodope in Bulgaria.
Last 8 years I've been working on this magical place with the vision create a place suitable for people from all paths in life. Currently I am living here with one volunteer who is staying long term (Martin) and we have lots of planned things to do this year.The place is truly magical, as it's built on the very land that Thracians used to live 3-4-5 thousand years ago. The untouched nature from humans brings us to remember the place we are sacredly connected to and brought us to life... We live 50 meters to the Vacha dam close to Krichim and you can get to here only by boat.
Our vision is to create practices, events and retreats for the people who are seeking self development or just want to learn about this kind of lifestyle. We are planning to include yoga classes, connecting with people around the fire and sharing circles, kayaking in the dam, living in harmony with nature and most importantly connecting with our true self away from all distractions and unnecessary things in the daily city life.
If this kind of lifestyle is for you and you can give us some of your time and help we are going to be very grateful for it and we are looking forward meeting you :)
The minimum stay with us is going to be 2 weeks :)
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
The people who are gonna benefit the most are those who love living in nature and enjoy peaceful lifestyle.
We have a lots of walking paths in the mountain, swimming in the dam which is quite huge actually, its 144 meters deep in some places and its 30 km long. In your free time you have kayaks available which you can use in the dam.
The nature is very beautiful but also you are going to get to meet a lot of people from different backgrounds.
Also you can learn about building methods and cooking different foods. If you are interested in learning Bulgarian you would have the perfect opportunity to do so.
We have the perfect place for meditation, yoga or other spiritual practices.
If this sounds like a place you want to live in you are welcomed :)
This year we have a lot of building projects, including the creating of a big yoga practice room.
Finishing the main building and finishing the pool that we have started last year.
Some markings of the eco paths in the forest and some general maintenance around the place.
In the summer season some watering of our garden may be necessary but its not more than 15 minutes per day..
If you are artistic person you are totally free to paint or draw around the place and bring it a new life and leave something here that we can remember from you. Or if you like to work with wood we have a lot of available tasks for you to let yourself create..
Generally the work is not a lot and it may vary depending on the time you come live with us, but the main focus this year is to finish the details of the buildings so that next year we can welcome more volunteers and more people from around the world..
The room is going to be shared with the volunteers ( up to 4 people in the room) and a shared bathroom. We have lost of bathrooms outside for people to use also. Mainly we are not planning to have always 4 volunteers so at the most time you will be sharing the room with 1 other person. The rooms are new and equiped with everything you need, and of course comfy beds..
We provide mainly vegetarian food but if you eat meat we can provide it for you.
We live close to Krichim (17km from our place) and from there you can get a bus to Plovdiv (about 33 km from krichim) its fairly close if you want to visit the 2019 euro capital of culture..
There is a lot of nature around us so hiking and walking in the forest and mountains is a good activity if you love nature.
You can enjoy an outside fire with us and connecting and sharing with other people, singing songs and experiencing little of the balkan lifestyle.
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Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
mehr als zwei
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week