I'm Siana and together with my husband we have 2 daughters - 12 and 9. We live in Sofia - Negovan in Bulgaria and we've created an organic family farm practicing regenerative agriculture near the city. We grow organic food, mainly lettuce and during the summer we organize summer camps for the kids.
We went through a process of transformation during the last 2 years and we've changed our life completely.
I have a legal studies degree and I have worked in a lawyers' office. After that I ran my own business as a style coach. But motherhood changed my life completely and lead me to nature, life outside the big city, psychology, eco and art therapy and family constellations.
My husband is an agronomist with 20 years experience in this area in a corporate company. Searching for a sustainable and meaningful life we've created our farm and followed our dreams.
At the farm we have production area and social area.
No smoking is allowed at the farm because tobacco plant viruses and diseases put at risk our plants and produce.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsHelp with Eco Projects
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
As we organize events at the farm it is itself very rich cultural exchange and experience for all senses. Meeting and speaking with kids and parents is the best possible way to get to know one country and its people, customs, traditions, way of life.
Our farm is 7km away from the city center of Sofia - the capital of Bulgaria. It is 30 minutes by bus. There are plenty of sights, museums and cultural events. Sofia has much to offer to travelers.
We are searching for adventurous positive conscious people who enjoy being outside in the sun and nature, have interest in gardening and would love to share their knowledge, experience and abilities in workshops with the kids. Help with keeping the place in order and cleaning is welcome.
We don't expect the volunteers to work at the farm. We are expecting volunteers to speak fluent English and to lead or help in some activities and workshops with kids speaking in English during the summer. The rest of the year it will be more of a family stay.
We would love to have a workawayer at our summer farm camps cause we believe this will make the events more colorful, interesting and versatile.
This host offers a language exchange
Interested in English learning for kids and offering sharing Bulgarian. Other languages also appreciated :) Aiming for language, culture and cuisine exchange, meeting with people from all over the world
Volunteers can stay at home.
Lunch and veggies are on the farm.
There is mobile network and water on the farm but no wi-fi. No electricity during the night - only during the day when the generator is working. There are mosquitos in the evening. We have 5 dogs - all adopted.
The farm is located in the field and there are no neighbors, no people and no houses around. It is 5 min away walking distance from the main road and the bus stop (bus is at 20 min interval).
What else ...
We have a bus stop 5 minutes away waling distance. Sofia city is 7km/ 30 min by bus.
Around our village there are several lakes part from Natura 2000.
Also we have many mountains surrounding Sofia so volunteers can only benefit from our comfortable location, that is very close to the heart of Sofia (closer than most city quarters) but completely a natural sight and agricultural surroundings.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We can arrange it
Space for parking camper vans
We have plenty of land
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week