Help to renovate an old Bulgarian house in a village close to Veliko Tarnovo



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    Hello, Здравейте, Namaste, Salaam, Shalom!

    I'm Daniel, 25, originally from Scotland but spent a long time wandering. My home is situated in a village close to Veliko Tarnovo (approx. 1 hour by car/bus) - the ancient capital of Bulgaria. The surrounding area is lush countryside with rolling hills and enchanting forests. I've been doing renovation work on the house for a couple of years now and I am hoping to bring the place into the 21st century whilst maintaining the charm of the old style. The vast majority of the work is decorative rather than structural so the work is enjoyable and rewarding. This summer I hope to start work on the garden, the aim is to build a small pond and to start dividing the land into a more manageable state.

    There is a local shared taxi to and from Veliko Tarnovo twice a day where you can find all the luxuries of a European city with plenty of entertainment and culture. The taxi to Veliko Tarnovo takes 1 hour.

    There is a local shared taxi service each day to Poslki Trambesh where you can find bars, cafes and a weekly market. There is also a great outdoor swimming pool in the summer. The taxi to Polski Trambesh takes 20 mins.

    From Veliko Tarnovo you can find buses and trains to/from Sofia, Bucharest, Varna and Istanbul!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers can enjoy working in a tranquil, traditional village in a beautiful part of Bulgaria and get to know what rural life is like. The area is also home to many immigrants from other countries too, so there's always an opportunity to meet some different folk.

    During your time off you can explore the countryside or check out places like Veliko Tarnovo and Ruse. The near-by towns also have an array of shops, restaurants, museums and various cultural activities.

  • Help


    I am looking for someone who is enthusiastic, easy-going and enjoys rural life.

    The work required is mostly decorating rooms as well helping out with some garden work, some help with cooking and cleaning would also be appreciated.


    RUSSIAN or ARABIC language exchange is most welcome!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Russian: Beginner
    Turkish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
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  • Accommodation


    You will have your own spacious room with a view of the garden and private entrance.

    Vegetarian meals will be provided.

    PLEASE NOTE: I only have an outdoor toilet at the moment, but i do have an indoor shower with hot water.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I have been working and travelling around Asia and Eastern Europe for the past few years and understand the WorkAway experience well. I have great respect for volunteers and enjoy hosting people from all over the world.

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 4 days a week

Host ref number: 522618469463