Help us to renovate an old hostel into a new, arts, music, and wellness workshops in Zvezditsa, Varna, Bulgaria

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 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    March 2022 update

    Hey hey lovely people and all round superstar work away diamonds 💎

    Due to property not being lived in since back end of summer 2021

    We would be so very grateful for some help first and foremost over these key dates in April 2022
    April 14th to 21st 🙌 🙌 please

    In exchange for the first few days being a part Varna city centre stay and of course the countryside stay at little star seed for the remainder 💫

    Hopefully it will make more sense as I explain what tasks we would appreciate help with at this stage

    I would really love some hands on people to help get dirty with some full on over grown gardening (well weeding to be fair please 🪴 🌱 )

    Lots of DIY bits and bobs please 🛠

    And it won’t be as pretty but that
    Along with some serious 🧼 🧽 cleaning and removal of grime and mould from a good few months of non living would be so welcome as we move into a very important stage of a new twist to out project that I will share over private messages when interest to help has been received 🙏 🙏

    Mural creative artists 👨‍🎨

    Hence why I have offered the first 2 nights to stay in Varna with accommodation provided by me whilst we make the place clean comfortable and shining again by the 3rd day 🙏


    We have a beautiful, but neglected property nestled in the hills in the countryside of Bulgaria. This was previously a well loved and welcoming backpackers hostel and once a very popular spot for people to stay, but having been left closed for a number of years, the place fell victim to the elements. It comprises of 3 floors, the top of which is currently being re-built with new french doors that lead onto the newly constructed balcony space where shortly, we will be able to commune, do yoga, relax and enjoy the spectacular views over the hills towards Varna city ), this area is being tiled, the doors fitted so please note there will be builders here completing this big job.

    Saying that, the 2nd floor is presently in the following condition: two x 4 dorm bedrooms available, freshly painted with new mattresses and bedding, a communal kitchen with oven, 4 x hobs and a fridge. There is one bathroom available to share at present but with a decent shower and sink, and we hope to have the upstairs bathroom completed shortly. The bedrooms do not have lockers or places to store your clothing, so you have to be ok with living out of your bag for the time being.

    Downstairs there is an outdoor patio area to the front of the property with lounge chairs, beanbags and an outdoor BBQ grill (that needs some TLC), as well as an indoor bar space and a yoga room lounge room beanbags for hanging out together and an array of board games.

    Towards the back of the property, there is a large garden that also needs some TLC ( * 2022 update serious TLC) to make into a lovely area for gathering. These are fundamentally the jobs that we require - to help get the space into a liveable, homely environment whilst the major building works are being completed.

    In exchange for free accommodation and wholesome breakfast and dinner each day, we would love to put a call out for the following people:

    People with skills in plastering and painting
    Anyone happy to chip away at plastered walls ready for replastering and painting
    Anyone with gardening skills or happy to muck in and tidy up the area
    General cleaning and washing floors
    Ideally someone happy to cook or a group of people happy to cook for one day on a roster basis. All food will be provided.

    You will need to be very easy going - the communal place, inevitably, gets quite dusty and dirty from the builders work, but the bedrooms are kept closed and clean throughout the day. You must be ok with this.

    We aim to have a team of between 4-6 volunteers working together who are looking to get their hands dirty, spend time with like-minded, easy-going travellers and enjoy some physical work for about 4-5 hours a day followed by a well earned,juice, cuppa or occasional cold beer in the sunshine!
    You will get weekends off to spend time at the beach and hang out with your new friends, and there are beach mats and beach bats/games to take with you. There is a regular bus from the village square that runs to the city/beach / station runs very early morning into the evening
    Possibly we may have a car or van on site to take a group of you to the city and exploring now and again.

    It really is just a short distance to Varna you can even see it from our soon to be awesome 3rd floor rooftop Meditation chill out Terrace.

    Local shops and cafe to get essentials are open in the village along with modern day online delivery from both big Supermarkets and Restaurants in Varna

    We are very open to all kinds of people - those that want to do yoga on the new balcony/platform early morning before work or at sunset in the garden, those open to meditation, mindfulness and all things that promote and encourage the art of living well, when we are back in full swing and able to facilitate You are welcome to stay for a minimum of 5 days until as long as you like as long as both parties are in agreement that it’s a win win 💫

    With your help this space will quickly become a creative community co living / working wellness supporting networking space/hostel.
    All through the arts, music and that individual magic/skill of shining personality of your own that you bring to the table.
    We see you and we believe in the power of common unity.

    Be the change you want to see in the world 💕

    We welcome volunteers with a wide range of skills to help with day to day tasks. We aim to have a team of 6-10 volunteers working together and creating a relaxed atmosphere where we can meditate, do yoga, play guitar share a passion or skill or run naked into the sea if you like 🌊 🏝 or simply provide some harmless humour and laughter and live the good life.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    You get to be part of building an exciting project, creating a collective conscious community space for health and wellness, music and the arts. The village of Zvesditsa is nestled in the countryside surrounded by hills with some local village shops.

  • Help


    General every day tasks will include painting the property, fence building, gardening, cooking and cleaning. The garden is the biggest project at the moment so we need people who enjoy spending time outdoors. We would love a couple of people who would like to prepare meals. If you are able to run yoga classes or workshops for the other volunteers this would be wonderful. Also if there are any permaculture enthusiasts to help get some projects off the ground and anyone who can paint murals. Other skills that would be welcomed include social media marketing, logo and website design, carpentry and building.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: 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


    We have 2 x 4 bed dorms and tents with air-beds available. 3 meals a day are provided. Everything is vegetarian. Tea and drinking water is provided. Free wi-fi ( this maybe restricted due to changing to new provider )

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Varna City, the Black Sea capital, is just a 12 minute bus ride away. Here you can access shops, malls, banks etc. The coast is also very close. We aim to create a team of 6 to 10 volunteers to have a shared experience. We want to create a chilled out space where we will do yoga and meditate together. Music is welcome (with a curfew!). Good teamwork, positivity and a willingness to get involved will be key. And having fun is essential!!

    Add us on instagram here: little_star_seed

  • 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

    The space is being renovated to appeal to digital nomads to use as a co working space with private working areas indoors and outdoors on shaded balconies. Previous volunteers have stayed whilst also teaching English classes online.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    On street secure parking is available directly outside the property in this safe village

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 535514743885

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