I almost finishing the process of turning back to life an old family clay house with the intention to become a gathering spot for travellers who obtain different skills wanting to stay for a time somewhere and share their knowledge with likeminded people. The house is almost ready and can host between 5 and 10 people but the living conditions are basic - you should pick your drinking water from a sink distanced 1 km (which is very picturesque activity), go out for a toilet, boil your shower water, ensure wood for the stove when it's cold and should wait for the two times per week when the travelling shop is coming here or go to the next village or to the main town to buy your goods. Positive side of this is that even that my house is situated at the same center of Potsarnentsi almost all of the time is so quiet here and the village is in the embrace of the nature with so much wild life around the houses and such a purity in peoples everyday life and contact and at the shopping days all of the people gather here cause the shop stops at the square. And even that my house takes the most central spot the other side of my property is preserved as a wild mountain garden full of herbs, grass and trees where you can feel like in the wilderness.
The region here can be absolutely called the wild wild west of Bulgaria cause from my village starts a low-mountain chain which ends in Serbia, so from here to the border there are 50 km with just few small depopulated villages and a lot of unspoiled gorgeous nature full of greenery and animals.
There is not so much work to be done for the property so we can concentrate on exchanging skills (I can teach you how to built with clay, make apple jam, rosehipp wine and more) and exploring the region by hiking, cycling and kayaking (I got 2 bicycles and 2 two-seated kayaks). Also 2 days per week I go to the city to work so by this time you'll be the master of the place and your time or can come with me to explore the big city too.
I live by myself here. Only single people are welcome cause we'll share one space. Drug or alcohol addictions are not welcome. Don't mind if you're vaccinated or not - I'm not.
So if you think you want to live like this feel free to text me and share about you :)
Can learn how to built with clay and live as maximum self sufficient (making bread, milk products, jams, sirups, wines and rakia) and enviornmently responsible. Learn all about the region and Bulgaria at all cause my occupation is a tour guide and the language
Need to supply yourself with water from the sources, wood for the stove and goods from he shops.Sometimes we should arrange some things around the property. I also have a plan of buiding small Alps-style cottage in the wid part of the yard.
This host offers a language exchange
I'm interested in learning Spanish, Portugese, Brazilian, Italian and all related with them also French. I know little bit of Russian and would love to try practcing and upgrading it.
The house consists of two floors. Downstairs is kitchen and dining room and upstairs a big rest place with few beds. In the warm part of the year I sleep outside on the cozy balcony. Got bath but taking shower is still kind of extreme in the cold days. Toilet is outside. When we help out at the place I'll ensure food but it'll be mainly your job to supply yourself.- as you're only helping out less than 15 hours/week
If you like unspoiled nature and mountains there is plenty to do here, also when we are more then 3 people here with different skills I plan to arrange small fests in the property to share with more people and socialyze. Next to the village is situated the greatest sight of the region - medieval church atop a rock above a spectacular lake where is also perfect for kayaking and cycling. There is bus from the next town to the place 4 times per week and train\bus stop 5 km from my house
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I don't have Wi-fi, but use a mobile Internet. Connection is not the perfect one. There's an otion to be provided
There's enough space for any size of van
Only pets with good hygiene habbits are welcome inside. Outside there's enough space and free dog house but the property is not fenced in the wild part. There are few friendly dogs hanging around the property
More than two
Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 3-4 days a week