Help us around our family home in a small village near Provadia, Bulgaria

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  • Description

    Description

    Self isolating travellers are welcome.

    We live in a beautiful small village near Provadia, an area rich with history and many places to explore and visit.

    We started taming a very overgrown garden and planted several nut and fruit trees, berry bushes and shrubs with flowers that will hopefully feed the bee hives in the summer.

    Spring is a busy time with lots of vegetables being planted, building works starting again after the winter. Constant maintenance of weeds and harvesting what veg and fruit is in season. Permaculture is an interest of mine and I would love to be able to implement certain aspects of this and no dig into my garden.

    Currently we do not have any animals paapart from a cat and dog, we need to build suitable housing for poultry before we can invest in purchasing chickens, geese and turkeys.

    When covid restrictions ease we attend weekly judo classes and sometimes rock climbing too. You'll be welcome to join us in these classes.

    My kids love outdoors especially wildlife and we are luckily enough that we have a large field and some woodland bordering our village where you can explore freely. Our dog loves these walks.

    Not all our work is gardening, we always have some construction work going on, painting, decorating, maintenance and of course making use of all the produce that is available in our garden, from neighbours or just around our village (plums, walnuts, cherries, apricots etc). We make lots of juices, jams and our favourite cakes of course. We try to preserve most our the seasonal produce and use both Bulgarian and other preserving methods.

    I'd like someone relaxed, flexible and have their own initiative and who loves cakes as we bake often. My children love playing board games, painting, Lego and now learning drums and guitar so someone who can help with this would be awesome but not a requirement.

    We can offer a private room, use of the kitchen and bathroom or a space for a campervan. I will cook daily and you will be welcome to join us or cook for yourself. Although we love sampling the cuisine from our guests. As a family we try to eat more vegetables so any new recipes are most welcome.

    The village is very small but we do go out , there's 2 village shops and there is transport to Varna etc. Can provide a bicycle if you fancy cycling anywhere.

    We generally ask for help 4/5 hours daily 5/6days a week. I don't expect you to be a workhorse and want you to enjoy your time with us also, so we do tend to go sightseeing and you are most welcome to use us as a base whilst you go explore Bulgaria more if you cannot find other hosts.

    We are a relaxed family that enjoy experiencing other cultures and want someone who is flexible, fun and easy going.

    Families welcome but please contact me beforehand as our property isn't necessarily suitable for young kids and as building work is ongoing I can't accommodate a family from time to time.

  • 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
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We learn something new everyday to be honest, but I will learn with you about organic gardening and my husband can teach you lots about building/maintenance. Above all we can show you a more organic natural way of live as we want to be as self sufficient as possible. I love immersing myself into bulgarian style of live with all their traditions.

  • Help

    Help

    We can offer a variety of work like construction which will always be explained and only to your own ability, painting, wood chopping and just general maintenance whereas our lighter jobs are gardening and light maintenance like painting although youd be welcome to have a go at other things.

    We are building new pens for our animals, buildign walls, relaying paths, chopping wood, goodness the list just goes on and on and on.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    My daught is interested in Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I can offer a private room or a space for a camper van/tent. You will have access to the kitchen at all times so can cook when needed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There's lots to see in Bulgaria and we would be happy for you to tour around whilst being stationary at ours.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a massive garden which can host a campervnn and even have a outside toilet to use.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have a dog which is friendly. Please contact me beforehand as weve not had people stay with other pets before so would need to think about it if yo can describe the character of your dog then i cant forsee a problem.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Around 5 hours a day 5 days a week



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