We need some help in our beautiful and humble rural home in Stob.

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  • Last activity: 29 Dec 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    After many years living and working in the UK, we decided to change our lifestyle and go back to the old ways of living .

    And so here we are - a small stop in Stob, Bulgaria - a beautiful and humble rural place to get in touch with the good Old times, that bring back new sense in our busy lives, practice compassion and learn more about Nature .

    A small self-sustaining rural home and the purpose of our home is to give you all the comfort and space you need to feel your body ,mind and spirit renewed as much as possible for the days of your stay and for the days after that in the good old ways - therapy and stress free with slow home-cooked real food, good conversation or a quiet time with a book and Mother Nature.

    Also help the little community in every way we can, depending on the needs and promote the good energy of the place, but we need also help restoring the garden and start bringing own food to table.

    *Good experience for those who like to explore History Heritage enrich their life and collect memorable images dated back in X Century (The Monastery of Saint John of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. It is situated in the southwestern Rila Mountains, 117 km (73 mi) south of the capital Sofia in the deep valley of the Rilska River at an elevation of 1,147 m (3,763 ft) above sea level. The monastery is named after its founder, the hermit Ivan of Rila (876 - 946 AD).
    Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria's most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments and is a key tourist attraction for both Bulgaria and Southern Europe. In 2008 alone, it attracted 900,000 visitors.)

    * Good and useful break for those who appreciate calm surroundings and have passion for the taste of real nutritious food ,mineral springs, herb collection and mountain honey .

    *Good and plentiful time for those who need space to create Art peace or write a book either in our garden or in the Monastery surroundings.

    *Good for those who want to escape the busy life and revive their whole being.

    * Good for those who want to learn more about rural life and holistic living, domestic animals and home grown food.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    it is only for people who like gardening and want to learn more about growing own food without chemicals , love animals , want to learn more about herbs and their use , as we are going to open our house for guests in the summer we need help with maintenance , garden , design a website too.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Bulgarian: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    we can only accommodate 2 people at a time , a shared accommodation - we have a German Shepherd dog and chickens in our household, please note if you have any allergies or you can not live with animals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    our home is in the old (more than 3 centuries) part of the small village Stob, only 40 min walk to the Stob Pyramids walk following the Eco path . 15 km from the town of Blagoevgrad ,plenty of small pleasant coffee shops, bars, shopping center , cinema , theater, old part of the town with its specific architecture and river walk.

    Also our place is only 15 km away from the Rila Monastery which buildings are dated back to the Xth century. If you like mountain walks the path to the cave of St John of Rila will lift your spirit and sure a memorable walk :)

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day

Host ref number: 781786433543

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Help our happy family with wood carving, carpentry and our garden near Sofia, Bulgaria