Enjoy a balanced and natural lifestyle in Novogorci, Bulgaria

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Bulgaria

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  • Description

    Description

    We invite people who are freedom loving, yet well balanced and interested in a natural lifestyle. Since 2009 a small group of allies have been living in the small mountain village of Novogorci. At the present time, three of our houses are constantly habitable and the presence of more people would bring benefits to all involved. The external conditions are present - clean air, water and soils, a material base (in process), clarity on how to cultivate our environment and hospitable hosts and associates. We strive for a good balance between material life and spiritual practice.

    We invite two to four volunteers, middle or longterm, to live with us, help, learn and share. You will acquire various skills on how to design and build your own space of love and abundance. Volunteers will have time for themselves, as well as opportunity to travel round beautiful Bulgaria. If you are people who consider a life in a community, it would be an experience with a great value.
    The neighborhood is relatively secluded, with alternating deciduous forests, pastures and abandoned houses. The location of our ancestral mansion could be likened to a cabin in a semi-mountainous area. The altitude is 500 m, on the south slope, behind us is 690 m and ahead of us is 840 m. Asphalt is 5 km away, the nearest city is Zlatarica (25 km), and Veliko Tarnovo is 50 km away.

    Our proposal includes food (we decide who will be chef for the day), accommodation and a material base - an internal bath, fast internet access, and necessary tools, etc. Momchil and Vania are not smokers, but do not mind smoking. We feed on live food from our gardens and the surroundings, buy what we need, use clean spring water and communicate from the heart.
    You're most welcome to contact us!

    p.s. In the spring and summer of 2020 we will give a hand to a wonderful new neighbour to build his new house in Novogorci. If you have some basic skills with stone and wood, join us :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Momchil is good with Permaculture, with seven years of study and practice. You will learn many methods to improve soils, establish a food forest, create a water system, building with natural materials and life in a community. He is also an experienced tour guide in Bulgaria and can supply you with great ideas where to go and what to do. Vani enjoys sharing with people, know a lot about wild herbs, natural medicines and good food. Momchil is connected with Buddhism, while Vani is interested in Christianity, in its pure form.

  • Help

    Help

    take care for the place when owners are away, learn how to build a solar green house, general help in the garden or in the house..

  • Languages spoken

    Bulgarian: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Russian: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a second house next to us and we are allowed to use it.
    In our house we have a room for guests, or if you prefer, you can put your hammock / tent around. There are many good places.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Only 3km away from us is the Moon Valley, which is a place of power. There is a river there, where you can swim or sunbath on the warm flat stones.
    Not far away is Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria. This is where our kings lived in the past and its a wonderful place.
    Nature around Novogorci is actually at the foothills of the Balkan Mountains. So, there are forests, rivers, waterfalls and ecopaths. The Black Sea is a few hours away by car or a train. There are stil secluded beaches and places with springing hot mineral water where you stretch your tent and don't have to pay anything.

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



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