We are a three generational family from Scotland, Carol 64, Crystal 33 and Luna 11 whose life in the historical village of Cherven started when Carol bought a property in 2006. She then moved to live here in 2008 renovating and bringing back to life their first property on the outskirts of the village, which is situated in the Rusenski Lom Natural Park and is 35 kms south west of Ruse.
We now live and work over three traditional Bulgarian properties with just over 2 acres of land where we have a large organic garden for growing food and keeping animals. We have goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks, cats and dogs.
We enjoy having volunteers come to help and to share this beautiful spot with some magnificent views.
There is always plenty to do including, clearing land, weeding, planting, making compost bins, basic building and loads of ongoing projects which are sometimes weather dependent and whether you have the skills or not.
There are beds in the house, suitable for singles and couples and there is a caravan with a double bed. There is also plenty of land for camping. We have 2 tipis which will be erected once the poles are prepared. We provide good wholesome food and there is excellent wifi access.
We are particularly interested in people who enjoy land work and gardening and/or who have basic building trade skills but have generally found that everyone has something to contribute.
We are flexible in terms of tasks and time input and we can agree what would work for both of us.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Opportunity to experience life in a rural Bulgarian village.
Gardening, clearing land, basic building and renovation
English with fairly good Bulgarian, a little French and German
Rooms with comfortable beds and we have plenty of land for camping if you want to bring a tent
Cherven is situated in the Russenski Lom Natural Park and is well known in Bulgaria for its medieval ruins. There are two buses a day to Ruse ( 35 kms to the north east ) which has a very large and lovely central square area.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two