We are family of 4 - Me- Nikolet, My husband Radi and our 2 kids- 4 and a half year Ram and 1 year old Vyara.
3 years ago we bought a 2 acre land with an old house on it in an empty neigborhood in a mountain village in Bulgaria. The place is so beautiful that it was kind of love from first sight. We are embrassed from mountains everywhere we turn. There is a river behind the house.
In these 3 years we renovated the house and transformed it into our dream home.
We love nature and we are passionate about art and create in harmony with our loving Great Mother.
Radi is a painter and he is really good with making things with his hands. He also learned a lot through the renovation of the house . He built a woden stairs and made our doors and windows. He is really very good handy man that can inspire those of you who are interested in creating things with their hands.
After we finished the renovation of the house our daughter was born so we had a bigger space to move in. Before that we lived in a tiny room with our first kid Ram.
For this year one of the main projects Radi will work on is building a compost toilet with bathroom in the the new house as we have toilet and shower only in the other building where we lived.
I (Nikolet) am firstly of course Mother to the kids :))) that need a helping hand with the home work (as dishes, cleaning , cooking) + help with the kids.
And beyond Motherhood and family i am a jewelry maker and now starting my new creative project with handweaven cotton clothes which i naturally dye with plants and making herbal medicines from plants.
To have more space for my work and plants i have been cleaning our barn and im turning it into my summer studio.
And with all that things i really need a helping hand in my home so i can have time to create.
So our main projects and Work to DO for this year are:
-BUILDING A COMPOST TOILET IN OUR NEW HOUSE
-GARDENING (WE HAVE A GARDEN + NOW MAKING A GREENHOUSE)
-HELP WITH THE HOMEWORK AND TAKING CARE FOR THE KIDS
FOR THIS REASON WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE VOULANTEERS SO THE MAN CAN HELP RADI AND THE WOMAN CAN HELP NIKOLET.
WE PREFERE A COUPLE THAT IS INTERESTED IN LONGER STAYING PERIOD BECAUSE KIDS GET USED TO AND ITS BETTER FOR ALL OF US TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER.
WE WOULD LOVE AND PREFERE THE PEOPLE WHO COME TO HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH KIDS AND LIFE IN NATURE.
We really hope to find the right people to come and join us ,
if you feel THATS YOU ,
PLEASE WRITE US .
WE have water, electricity and internet.
We are vegitarians.
we offer 3 meals per day .
Sleeping in a tent or in the barn. We also have an extra room that need to be cleaned and we can manage it to sleep there if other options are not comfortable for you.
Our village is called Ranentsi, its 100 km from the capital of Bulgaria, closest city is 15 km away , Makedonian border is 10 km away.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
We live in a very beautiful area , so workaways can enjoy the magnificent nature of Bulgaria. From all sides there is a mountains and behind the house there is a river. In the closest city there is hot mineral baths. We have bikes , which they can ride and explore the area . Its possible to ride the horses too. We can have fun while working and enjoying our time in Nature. We have friends living around in close villages- we play music together, sharing and supporting each other. So you can spend good time with good people .
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Building a compost toilet .
Tent. Barn. We eat most local food, buying from people from the villages around . We are vegeterians. We eat good and healthy .
We live in area with not so many people around. The closest city is 15 km. . We want the voulanteers live, work and enjoy with us there. Once or two times in a week we go to the local market in Kiustendil ( the closest city) and buy home grown food where old babas offer. Until this moment we have worked only with friends and relatives so we dont have experience with voulanteers but many of our friends around have so they share with us . We hope you can help us.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week