Help us with organic farm or permaculture project and live with the nature near Yambol, Bulgaria

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello travelers. Dea`s Farm is a place created 2013 and grow every year. The farm is for people who are not afraid to be closer to the nature in urban zone.

    We are searching for motivated creative people and families, who are not afraid to live a wild and rural natural life and ready to be involved in that kind of projects.

    We grow different and interesting kind of natural vegetables, herbs and fruit trees. Trying to practice The Permaculture Principles, combined with the Biodynamic Calendar for the past 7 years .

    We started in June 2013 with the purchase of a house with a 3 000 sq.m land, which has been abandoned for 15 years. Now we have more than 1 ha.

    In the farm we combine different methods of farming to be very close to the natural growing of vegetables. We have a GEODOME with chickens who work for us to prepare the soil before planting. In the same time they give us fresh eggs every day. They live in Mandala Garden. The chickens are very friendly with the rabbits and they live together.
    The most important in the farm are the BEEs, because without bees no food. We have bees families and Anton love to work and explain for the people about the bees.

    Working with the land is very nice and important. Then the mother earth give back her love. Delicious vegetables, tasty fruits, strong smelling herbs. All the love come back. So to work and live this life is a adventure every day. We don't have a fixed schedule, it's flexible and depends on the weаther and the plants needs.
    We work mostly from early spring till late autumn. Winter period we are closed, because we travel around world to see similar and interesting places like our.
    We are on the way from Europe to Asia, so if you are on the road, we are the perfect stop for charging the batteries and taste natural fresh vegetables, to see how the bees work and how delicious is the honey. To relax and explore the beautiful part of farm life.
    We had grown industrial hemp and now using to make hempcrete.
    We collect many old furniture and repair it, make a lot of DIY projects from recycled materials.


    Our projects are:

    *making a Agroforest garden (in progress) , planting the trees, bushes, herbs ( every year new things to plant – from March – April)

    *building a small geodome greenhouse (done!) and small shelter from natural materials ( now we use it for a baby plants)

    *building Geodomes- bungaloo small guest house – need to final finish

    *making special spaces for different events in the farm- all of the industrial designers, interior designers ,permaculture designers, painters, artists, etc are very welcome ;)

    We prefer the volunteers who come to stay 3 weeks, because after years help exchange we see that this time is minimum that people start to understand how all the system – farm – nature works.
    PLEASE, if you are NOT so sure that you want to come and spend some time with us, don't lose our and your time with innecessary conversations and just skip out this profile.

    Thank you

    Finally, do not forget that health means good food, and good food is health, but a peaceful mind is most important!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The people who will come and spend some time together will learn a lot about about Bulgarian tradition- food and culture.
    How we use principles of Permaculture, Agroforestry, Green Technologys, Allelopathy, how to build geodome construction, how to work with bees and soil and many other different things for sure.

  • Help

    Help

    The work in the farm is most of the time in the garden with the plants - seeding cleaning mulching observing enjoying.
    There is some project to finished and we need some hands for this - summer shower, compost toilet, DOME - bungaloo, relaxing zone.
    Summer time we work with the bees and somethimes we need more hands to help us with them.
    Tha camping area need to clean regulary by mower.
    The vegetables, herbs and the fruits need to be collected and prepare for drying.

  • Languages spoken

    Bulgarian: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in an old house, with 2 bedrooms - one for volunteers (2 small beds), one for us. Please note, that if the volunteers bedroom is occupied, you will sleep on a tent. But summer time is very cosy to sleep on tent. If you don`t have it we can give you some tent. We share the kitchen with voluntеers. We provide 3 meals per day and season fruits. It's good to take the initiative with preparation оf food and cooking, if you can.
    It's good to know that sometimes we eat meat ( from the farm or lockals farms) and if you are strictly vegan or vegetarian it's possible to cook for yourself.
    Bathroom is outside and we use the sun to heat our water. End of the day you can have really hot water directly heated from the sun. We have a dry/compost toilet.
    If you have a camper/ caravan we can submit for you electricity and water.
    If you have your oun tent our camping area is beautiful for this.
    We can provide one big tent for 4 person and many smalls for 2 persons, and always you may use yours.
    Also we have an old van and with some creativity you can transform it for your home, too.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In our place we have professional soccer table, darts and little tranning power kite. If you are more creative you may do painting, we have some paints for that.
    Near by our place about 2-3 km have a forest, and natural spring. Around village, there have 2 dams.
    In the village we have :a little grocery, post office, library and bar.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

The mandala garden on front :)
The geodome house
The mandala garden from the air
Sometimes we help to vilage. Here we clean the park.
The hempcrete workshop that we've made
The house
Everyone help with everything can ;)
The honey

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