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We are a couple from the UK and Ireland, looking for help with our project in central Bulgaria. We are hoping to renovate some outbuildings into an open air art space, outdoor kitchen , and chill out zone, lay some paths , build fences and outdoor solar showers, create vegetable growing areas, flower gardens and communal areas whilst having fun and meeting people along the way!
We need help in all of the above areas and also tiling, some minir plastering, etc and would really love to host some volunteers who would like to come and experience rural village life in beautiful central Bulgaria. We do have some mod cons for comfort like wifi, a projector for outfoor cinema experiences, a hot tub and a small plunge pool, numerous hammocks and seating areas. We aim to have bell tent accommodation and some rooms available in the main house when we do not have family visiting. We have 2 indoor showers and toilets.
We are situated in a gorgeous area within foothills and nestled amongst forest. Our small village is quaint and retains that old Bulgaria feel .
We are 12 minutes drive from Dryanovo with all amenities and 30 minutes from Veliko Tarnovo which is a beautiful historic city. We are close to Tryavna, Buzludzha, Dryanovo monastery and waterfall and Bacho Kiro cave. We frequently go on adventures to swim in the waterfalls at Kapinovo.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
You will spend time in a typical rural Bulgarian village and get to meet locals. Trips to places of interest can be arranged, you could have even take a workshop in cooking traditional dishes with our Bulgarian neighbour, help to grow vegetables and fruit in the Bulgarian climate . You will be able to assist in soap and lotion making using traditionally sourced rose oil at times during the year. Food served will include a mix of tradirional Bulgarian meal with vegan, veggie catered for.
We aim to make sure any volunteers eat well, sleep well and enjoy their time with us. We hope for at least a week from all volunteers. Flexible arrangements with maximum of 4 hrs a day helping, then down time and weekends free.
Hot and cold drinks will be provided free at all times. 3 meals a day will be provided on working days with an expectation of all muck in and help at times. Apart from breakfast, weekends will be on contribution basis.
Potential to stay longer if mutually agreed.
If you fancy it, get in touch and let us know your skills and when you would like to come. Families welcome with small contribution to meals. We look forward to meeting you and creating gorgeous little communuties.
This host offers a language exchange
I would love to learn another language!
Rooms in house, bell tents.
What else ...
We may be able to offer some excursions with us also to the coast or to see the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Buzludzha is an amazing communist monument to see, also an ethnographic musuem and traditional towns that literally go back in time like Tryavna and Bojentsi. Locally there are waterfalls at Krushevo, Kapinovo (also a camp site) and Dryanovo where the Bacho Kiro caves are also situated. There is a fishing lake in Dryanovo, shops, restaurants, all a 15 minute drive or 30 minute cycle away.
There is large damned lake an hr away for swimming and water sports.. In nearby Veliko Tarnovo is a modern cinema, an historic fortress alongside lots of lovely restaurants and cafes.
There is rock climbing and kayaking available also nearby.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
Our internet is excellent (satelite.)
Space for parking camper vans
We can potentially provide a parking space to rear of property with advance warning.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4 hours a day, 4 days a week