The farm is run by myself and my 3 year old son, located south of Veliko Turnovo. It is run organically and also working along the lines of permaculture, companion planting etc..
There are rabbits, Muscovy ducks, chickens, and guinea fowl, as well as cats and dogs on the farm.
This is the forth year on the farm and there is everything to do or improve upon, from maintaining the drive, starting a living hedge, creating a new area around the reed beds, to standard fencing, building raised beds, fixing animal pens, making new ones, even sorting out a small play park for the children.
There would be a lot of scope to add your own touches to some jobs, as well as others that would have to be followed exactly. Ideas are more than welcome too.
It would best suit those that want some peace and tranquility or a chance to try your hand at a few new skills.
This farm is 20km from the nearest town, in a hamlet that is high and isolated. Lifts can be given into the town when we are going.
In the town of Elena there are shops and bars, swimming pools and museums, as well as a waterfall, a dam and eco trails, if you go into town during your down time.
During the height of summer we have extreme heat (mid July to Mid September), so most work will be done very early 7.30am and/or after 5pm, on wet days, there will be barns to clear and a lot of splashing about.
No alcohol or cigarettes will be provided and I ask that smoking is kept to designated area, purely due to the fire risk it poses on a farm.
At the moment there is a lot of gardening and digging to be done. The digging is for making an under ground green house - Walipini
Particularly interested in people that would be interested in staying longer than a few weeks due to the nature of the projects.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Some things that need making
Solar Green House
Underground green house to make
Celler to make
Next door to the main farm is a 1 acre holding where workaways would be staying. This is a newly renovated property with stunning views, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, wonderful bathroom. . It has all the basic amenities, including a shower and a wood fired boiler for the roll top bath. Kitchen and balcony.
I will be asking for references as I have a child to consider. It would probably suit couples or hardworking women, as I would not consider single men unless they come with extremely good references.
Food will be provided and you will have your own facilities for cooking.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5-6 hours per day