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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.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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!
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.
Accommodation is in a modernised, separate building: double/twin bedroom (your own front door}, with en-suite toilet/shower.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
max 25 hrs, 5 days a week - flexible