Help us at sustainable projects in Montana, Bulgaria.

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Oraya. I'm 41, female, well traveled and interested in Nature. I recently completed courses in Eco building, including Rammed Earth, Straw Bale, Earthships, Cob, Hemp and Green Roofing. I have been Bio-Dynamically and Organically food growing and have now embarked on a new project. My current project includes establishing a self sustaining small holding and two Eco building projects.
    I have a large vegetable garden that is chemical free and a cob oven and outside fire pit.
    The projects that I am working on at the moment are a 2 storey extension, a hemp loft conversion, and a barn renovation. I'm also making a sauna and steam room but I have only got as far as the foundations.
    I live on the last half in a village called kovachitsa which is half an hour away from the main town of Lom where there is a station and coach station. It is very quiet village and my house backs onto fields and is 6 miles from the Danube River which is nice for swimming in summer if you don't mind a few mosquitoes.
    Accommodation is in the main house and you would have your own room although showering facilities are limited and there is an outside toilet.
    I would love help with cooking meals with the veg from the garden.
    There are always many small jobs to do as well as larger building projects so the work is varied. I am very easy going and like to think of myself as fun, playful and sociable.
    I post a daily vlog for six months of the year, it's like a short video diary of the work I do here, -ask me for the link
    I also keep a picture diary on my Facebook page, -ask me for the link

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am happy to share all aspects of running a small holding as well as teaching Eco building skills which will be offered as an on the job practical skill. I am also able to offer food and lodging, internet access and good company.

  • Help

    Help

    I'm looking for both skilled and unskilled people who want to learn something new and contribute to the Eco building projects as well as the general maintenance involved in the practical aspects of food production and growing. I am particularly interested in learning Bulgarian, so if you can help with that it would be most appreciated.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Your own room in the family house, a bell tent, or bring your own accommodation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Agricultural area provides ample opportunities for hunting and fishing. The River Danube is 3 miles away and I have a collection of bikes that can be borrowed, if cycling and swimming take your fancy. There is also opportunity for motorcycle related activity, being in near proximity of a National trails course.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    15 hours/week- self catering, 25 hours/week- meals provided



Host ref number: 159363766212