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.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
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.
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 :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours per day