Help with gardening and art activities for children at our farm in Negovan, Bulgaria

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  • Description

    Description

    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 opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Bulgarian: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Esperanto: Beginner
    Russian: Beginner

    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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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 ...

    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

    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

    We can arrange it

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have plenty of land

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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



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