Help with various projects at our vegetarian/vegan community in Tryavna, Bulgaria

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  • Description

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    Hi in preparation for building our glamping and building an extension, in the spring we would love anyone who has building, carpentry, plumbing or electrical skills, to get in touch especially for March - May

    I have had this project on hold until the right time to step down from my career as a International manager and rider in Equestrian Sport. In February I resigned from my job and committed to beginning the project. However, on route I was stopped by COVID and almost decided to stay in Catalonia.

    However, further inspired by a community I lived in myself in October and being stranded with Digital Nomads in Morocco. In Oct myself and nine volunteers from WorkAway and other connections arrived and began to create a project. Next spring we will develop further in to the areas retreats and workcations.

    Currently we are a vegetarian/vegan community we avoid all factory produced dairy products but support small local producers of cheese, yogurt and free range eggs. We are happy to cater for strict vegans but believe everyone is on his or her own path and it is not our place to convert we only hope to inspire and trigger awareness around sustainable and conscious eating. We eat well a wide range of amazing seasonal and local produce and currently have a very talented young chef within the community who astounds us all every day.

    All our heating is from log burners we would love help to develop projects that enable us to increase our eco conscious lifestyle, we have collected two abandoned puppies a stray cat and two doomed chickens since we arrived, so there is never a dull moment. We are a vibrant and social bunch who love a few glasses of red wine and lots of good music and dancing with our friends and Bulgarian neighbours.

    Yoga has been a part of my life for 20 years now it helps me along with meditation and self awareness to develop spiritual awareness. I have a keen interest and want to learn more about alternative medicine and natural self care products. ,

    I travelled most of Europe backpacking in my 20's and I am still a frequent traveller staying in hostels in my free time last year working and travelling in Asia and currently in Northern Spain.

    I have a 2500 sqm plot with a house that is already renovated and very comfy and nice to stay in we have a outside chill-out room for people to socialise and for weekends and late nights. Allowing the house to remain in quite time between 22.30 and 8.30. Our Yoga barn is something we achieved this autumn but it's not heated yet so we are working on a solution for that and would love any eco friendly ideas.

    I am happy to help people get to me where needed, flexible about hours etc depending on how many people are interested we can work out a schedule.

    The pool is seasonal we get cold winters so its packed away till spring :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    It's a fabulous historically and culturally rich area of the Balkans look up Tryavna, loads to see great for mountain biking and hill running. I have my Ayurvedic Massage qualification and 200h Yoga Teacher Training so I can hold classes and sessions for volunteers along with fresh local produce and yummy healthy plant-based meals.

    I will have my car so able to help with pickups, I've had the house for 14 years so I'm able to give you all local info and best ways to get to the area.

    I've travelled all over the world a combination of working with horses and backpacking hostel staying so lots to chat about.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    Work exchange for nice accommodation, homemade local plant-based meals and help to get about to see the area, and wages at local rate.

    The aim is to achieve a Sustainable, Eco conscious plant-based community who run a yoga retreat in the summers. We want to make a positive contribution to the local economy and help to create work and income to a friendly mountain village.

    Solo and travelling friend groups of up to 4 people, are also welcome to stay with me in a hostel type setting

    From March - May
    I need help with....
    >General painting and labouring collecting wood
    >Plant based and vegan cooking
    >Gardening clearing an overgrown area & establishing a vegetable garden & herb garden.
    >Finishing developing some outbuildings
    >Artwork murals social media backdrops
    >Yoga development
    >Website, marketing, social media
    >Renewable - making the site as eco friendly as possible
    >Music set up
    >Building extension and glamping site plumbing and electrics
    >Eco heating and bathroom solutions
    >Building/Installing a yoga shalla
    >Stone wall building opportunity to train with a master craftsman 26th March for 1 -2 weeks

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Catalan: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Bulgarian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We will squeeze you in where we can at the moment we have a 4 dorm room, twin room and sofa beds in the chill out room, if you prefer your own space. Just get in touch to find out what's available. In the summer there are lots of room for camping if you are with tent!!

    We have a very talented young chef and provide really good locally sourced vegetarian meals and will cater for vegan. We eat well a range of fruits, veg, home baking, nuts, seeds etc anything from vegan sushi nights to festive mulled wine and pumpkin soup day. We eat together as a community with Sunday as a help yourself day. Normally soup or some casserole on the range all day. We provide a glass of wine or beer with evening meals 4/5 nights a week and at weekends we often have dinner parties with locals and friends or in house social nights.

    Please note once the season starts and we have bookings residents will move into alternative accommodation this will be in May.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Shipka Pass is close to me, and the old capital that defended from the Ottoman Invasion Veliko Tarnovo is close. Also, a famous mineral spa just 3k away, Voneshda Voda is famous for its healing water. Forests, mountains, monasteries 11th-century buildings of Tryavna, it's a significant area.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Yes, we are a mixture of solo travellers and Dig Nomads you are welcome at our small winter community we also have the option of joining us as part of the community if you can not commit to WorkAway hours 😊

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We now have 2 puppies a cat and chickens so it would be quite tricky but not impossible if its quite dog that can handle two naughty puppies.

  • 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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