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
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
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.
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.
Your own room in the family house, a bell tent, or bring your own accommodation.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
15 hours/week- self catering, 25 hours/week- meals provided