Renovation of old hostel into a new, arts,music, and wellness workshops consciousness space in the beautiful Bulgarian countryside

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  • Description

    Description

    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. In the next ten days (as of 27th July), 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 lounge room with awesome 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 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 three meals a 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 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 just outside the hostel and we also have a car to take a group of you to the city now and again.

    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, discussing consciousness and spirituality, but also be ok if some choose to drink - smoking is permitted outdoors. You can stay for a minimum of 5 days until as long as you like.

    With your help this space will quickly become a conscious community space/hostel that hopes to discusses matters of spirituality, consciousness, music and the arts. 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 and live the good life.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • 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

    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 spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    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.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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