Cute rustic natural building restoration near Kazanlak, Bulgaria

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Bulgaria

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  • Description

    Description

    Natural building project near Kazanlak, Bulgaria. Just 10 minutes from the cute and bustling town that hosts the annual Rose Festival in June, a restoration project to breathe new life into a mud brick house in the foothills of the Balkans.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be self sufficient and won't mind spending time alone. There is lots of work restoring an old mud brick bungalow, learning about earth and lime plaster, tending the garden, looking after the resident dogs (and there will be lots of time to explore the area, walk in the forest or just hang out in the hammocks in the garden).

  • Help

    Help

    Natural building project just 10 minutes from the tombs and roses of Kazanlak, Bulgaria. Suitable for singles or couples who don't mind basic conditions. You'll be staying in a rustic mud brick bungalow nestled in the Balkans, in a quiet village near walking tracks, mountains and just 12 km from Kazanlak.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Bulgaria, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Basic accommodation in an old Bulgarian house. Toilet, spring water, basic cooking facilities. Option to spend some nights in an apartment in Kazanlak and to use washing and internet facilities there. Good bus links. Beautiful nature. Not suitable for children. You can do as much or as little work as you want; the aim over the summer is to repoint old stone wall with traditional lime mortar, dig up and lay adobe flooring, create sculpted earthen walls to make a bathroom and to breathe life into an old mud brick bungalow.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Many local sights including the Rose Valley, Thracian tombs, Koprinka reservoir, Kazanlak. Great links to surrounding cities. Hiking trails start from the house.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 948424567722