Come to a homestay in Dobrich, Bulgaria

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Bulgaria

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    19/10/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Help wanted from June 2020 onwards.

    We are Ian, Kate and Andrew. We are English (A couple about 70, going on 40! and Kate's son.

    We have wi-fi internet access.

    We have 3 dogs who win the hearts of everyone they meet! We also have 3 cats, also very friendly and we have 2 pet ducks.

    We do not have TV. We love music and there is usually something playing. We can accommodate vegetarians. Food is good, wholesome with multi-cultural roots.

    We are currently building a house on site (see below). We offer flexible hours - agreed between you and us: 25 hrs per week.

    We live in a small village with 2 shops/pubs. It is 4km from Dobrich, a city of 65,000 people; 30km from the sea, including either quiet beaches or lively resorts - a bus ride away.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will see life in a rural village (a common method of transport is a horse and cart) but is only 4kms from a city. You can explore farther afield, buses are very cheap. You can learn some Bulgarian!

  • Help

    Help

    We have spent 2019 working on the garden and it is now largely landscaped but there is a long way to go yet.

    Obviously, 2020 has been very strange with Covid19 holding us up considerably. We are only now beginning to get back to working normally.

    We are building a new house on the plot so there will be work there. If you have any experience in bricklaying, flooring, roofing, woodwork, welding (we have the equipment but not the skill, yet) or just DIY, it will be very welcome

    There is much painting and varnishing to be done, inside and out and fencing jobs to do. There are other areas of the garden requiring less skilled work: digging, planting, weeding, lawn mowing and strimming.

    We have had lots of help in 2019 from a total of 10 volunteers of various nationalities. All in all, it has been a good and very enjoyable year.

    Ian is a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) teacher so can give help and guidance with your English, if required.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Bulgarian: Beginner
    Greek: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is in a modernised, separate building: double/twin bedroom (your own front door}, with en-suite toilet/shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can stay with us AND stay/work with other people in Bulgaria or elsewhere, or explore the country and then come back to us. There is no obligation. The beaches are a bus ride away: take your pick from loud, busy tourist beaches to quiet places.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    max 25 hrs, 5 days a week - flexible











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