Discover this healthy environment and help with building and clearing land for a garden in Sredets, Bulgaria



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    I live on the outskirts of a small village near to Sredets, Burgas on the Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. The land is 9000 m2 with beautiful views of the rising sun and sunsets and the sound of sheep & cowbells. The village has a church and school and 2 small food shops.

    I have currently renovating and built a 2-bedroom bungalow, which is nearly completed, all that is left to do is the rear garden and repainting.

    Beside the Bungalow, I have started building my dream house, a Local Firm built it to the roof and this year I am looking to having the roof fitted and windows.

    I need help in all aspects of finishing the building and clearing some of the land in preparation for a garden and for growing organic food. I have all special equipment, which may be required.

    Visitors are welcome to stay as long as they like from April to October but I am looking for minimum stays of 7 days.

    I love cooking and eat healthy, from all types of Indian, Chinese, French and other food. I only eat one main meal in the evening but have no problem with people preparing there own breakfast and lunch, I am equally happy to sample the cooking of others, if they like cooking.

    Over the last 27 years, since I became aware, I have learned many "spiritual" practices and much about holistic health, Dowsing, Magnotherapy and Reiki. I am passionate about sharing what has helped me on my journey to better physical and emotional health and to becoming a more compassionate and loving person. Although I have problems with walking.

    The Local main town is Sredets, which has everything you could want.

    On Tuesdays is Market day, so I stock up on all the local food and also go to one of my favorite restraints for a late afternoon meal.

    When the sun is out I like at least 1 day a week to go to Burgas or one of the nearby sea towns for the day and spend 3-5 hours on the beach then have a meal at one of the local restraints.

    Some time Mussel diving and back home for Moules Marinière with cream, onions, garlic and parsley and of course wine.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The nearby International town of Burgas is famous for its mud baths and beaches, which we will visit. There are many historical sites, beautiful walks, rivers, reservoirs and lakes in the region.

    Will teach and help about holistic health, Dowsing, Magnotherapy and Reiki. I am passionate about sharing what has helped me on my journey to better understanding physical and emotional health.

    Walks in countryside, relaxation, meditation, holistic health guidance.

  • Help


    Help include gardening, wood work, Bricklaying, rendering, plastering, Painting

    I invite volunteers who have gardening and or construction experience to work in the garden, helping to create a new landscape, and/or in the new house.

    Depending on the weather i.e. Height of summer we would start early and finish by 13.00 as to hot to work in the afternoons.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Bulgarian: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    French and Bulgarian

  • Accommodation


    I have 1 double bedroom ideal for a couple in the bungalow or tents in the garden, which I can provide (unless you have your own). Ideally bring you own sheet(s) / sleeping bag but if not I can provide them.

    I offer a workaway exchange of 20-25 productive hours per week in exchange for meals every day. The food is nutritious and healthy and delicious. Tea/coffee also provided. Wine, beer and spirits you have to buy yourselves. However. I will ensure that any special dietary requirements are met to cater for volunteer preferences. The food prep and cleaning up is shared, in addition to the work hours.

    Alternatively, if you prefer to relax more and help less I can offer 10 hours work exchange for tented accommodation only, with you providing and making your own food.

    There is in the new house many areas to sleep. There is water, which can be connected and electric available from the Bungalow until the Main Electric is connected. I am also looking to get the downstairs bathroom fitted out, but until that’s completed we will build an external loo / shower area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is TV available with all channels from around the world.

    I love playing card games, backgammon, mahjong and other games or just sit around and chat and have a relaxing evenings.

    Please make sure you have heath insurance cover as hospitals charge in Bulgaria.

  • 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

    24/7 wifi with office to work from.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    edge of village so lots off space on or off road. Tony

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Have wild cat, comes when its want food.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 764521951398