Helping to build a modern, off grid tiny house on wheels in the beautiful sleepy village of Panicheri, Bulgaria

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  • Description

    Description

    Looking for help involving fencing and ground works...
    We have also just purchased an amazingly beautiful piece of land on a lake that we now live at :)
    Myself and my wife are in the process of building our own completely self sustainable tiny house on wheels. We're an extreme sports couple that has been living off grid for about 8 years now and we want to transfer our knowledge of solar and wind energy into making our own home. We usually run our kitesurfing school in the summer in Turkey and move to Bulgaria in the winter for the beautiful snowy mountains that allow us to snowboard, snowkite and speedfly.

    I'm British and I used to work for many years as a professional builder / carpenter all over the world and with the experience of living in a motorhome and a caravan we've started building our own eco off-grid tiny house.

    My wife is Bulgarian and she works as a php developer remotely from our caravan and occasionally makes trips to the capital (Sofia).

    We're a very easy going family that loves cooking food from all over the world.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workawayers will learn top end carpentry / engineering / electrical / solar and many other skills that I have acquired from working in all of these industries for the last 30 years.

  • Help

    Help

    We're looking for people with good carpentry skills or all round general building skills with an eye for detail. Someone to help me with the construction of our tiny house. We offer food, beer, superb organic Cabernet Sauvignon made here along with accommodation and if you're a time served skilled carpenter then also a wage on top of this.

    Couples or two friends together are more than welcome as long as one of you has the skills I need and the other is prepared to help out in other areas like cooking, painting and helping out with Kai our very happy son :)

  • Languages spoken

    Bulgarian: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I've just constructed an outside dining / living area with dove house accommodation above it consisting of external gas bbq, stove with grill and comfortable seating area with the dove house above having a queen size bed, mosquito nets and 240V electricity and a separate caravan with shower, sink and toilet and is situated next to our caravan.
    We have recently moved onto our beautiful new land on a lake at the foot of the mountains.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On the days I cannot build I usually go speedflying / paragliding (I'd be happy to teach you) 30 minutes away from where we live at the beautiful Bulgarian mountain ranges. In the other direction 30 min away is the second biggest city in Bulgaria - Plovdiv which has just been voted European city of Culture 2019. Right next to us is the town of Hisarya that is a hot mineral spa resort perfect for a relaxing day out or you can just relax and chill in the tranquillity of where we live.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 - 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

The solar system above the dove house that powers us up.
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Neil, Vania and Nanuk




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