House/pet sitting at our vegetarian/vegan community in Tryavna, Bulgaria

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  • Description

    Description

    Someone or couple wanted long-term to look after animals, gardening and help with property and some projects for the future. Also possibility of becoming a community resident. Some qualified to teach Yoga would be ideal as you could cover classes. W are unable to offer any paid work out of the Retreat Season May - July until things ease around COVID volunteering is still available Oct & March- May and house sitting Nov-March

    I was inspired to share my home with others this year having lived in a community myself during COVID and having been stranded with Digital Nomads in Morocco during the first lock down.

    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 workcation which is now on hold for this year.

    We do practice and have a local class so there is an opportunity for self and guided yoga.

    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....
    >House sitting
    >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

    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 now have a second house and you will either have your own room or share with one other person.

    You can also camp if you prefer.

    We tend to eat as a community and take it turns to cook for everyone that may incude guests. Although at times it can be quite and we just do our own thing.

  • 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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