Help setting up a yoga retreat / hostel in a village outside Karnobat



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    I have a small farm house in a village outside Karnobat [Карнобат] which I'm hoping to turn into a yoga / meditation / retreat / eco hostel for travellers and holidayers to stop off at. The place has running water and electricity, and a shower room, and a basic kitchen, but there is lots of work to do, and a need for ideas and creativity to make it into a great place to do yoga, and relax.

    There is lots of land, and I plan to ultimately farm some of it, set up yurts, and maybe have some kind of sauna and a pool. I'm currently looking at organic certification, too. All pipe dreams.

    My cousin, Gabriel, and I (Joe) are heading out in July to get things started, so we're looking for some help.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • Help


    Clearing the land
    Laying a new floor in the living room
    Fitting a new kitchen
    Laying patio's for yoga and for a couple of outside dining areas
    Building a frame to cover the patio's to offer shade and somewhere for vines to grow
    Planting trees and general gardening advice
    cooking / shopping

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Shared bedrooms, but plenty of space for tents (if you have one)

    The house has a wet room shower and inside toilet with hot water, two bedrooms and a makeshift kitchen with a fridge freezer, electric hob, and pots and pans. I am planning to have a more permanent kitchen installed over the summer.

    The house is split into two levels, with wooden floored bedrooms upstairs with beds and wardrobe, along with the bathroom, and a small terrace also.


    We are meat eaters, but not a great deal, and very happy to cater for vegetarians.


    We can pick you up from Karnobat train or bus station (10 minute drive), or potentially Burgas if we're visiting on the day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The village has two well stocked shops, two bars and is a 15 minutes bus ride (4 per day) from Karnobat, a town of 18,000 people.

    Karnobat offers most things that you would require day to day, and also offers frequent trains and buses to Sofia (capital city) and Burgas (costal city).

    There are plenty of cafe's, bars and shops, internet cafe, a market, a hamam (Turkish Bath), and is also famous for it's wine.


    -National Thracian Folklore Festival – in May
    -National Alternative Cinema Festival – in September
    -Karnobat Town Festival – 26 September

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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