Get into the 'wood wide web' and participate in the co-creation of a regenerative heaven deep in the forest near Vidin, Bulgaria

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  • Description

    Description

    Dear travelers,

    We are working very passionate to become a place of inspiration and regeneration. With that in our minds and hearts, and during a time of political and societal disbalance, we offer you a temporary home deep in the forest with all modern comfort you want. In this process there is lots of work to do and we sincerely need responsible, pro active people and also skillful people who are not dirty of moving things forward.

    If you consider yourself as such, feel free to apply for a position as short or long term volunteer.

    As exchange for sharing with you our dream we demand from you to be responsible for the generoul outlook of the place, the animals and the garden. In the meantime we are happy to teach you anything you dont know yet and wish to give you the knowledge you need to extend a regenerative lifestyle

    The animals
    We have goats, chickens and a peacock.
    Thre goats needs to be milked twice a day, their water being refreshed and being sure they get enough food. They spend most of theit daytime in absolute freedom, so you will enjoy beautiful walks with them and you just have to be sure they have water to drink and that they dont eat our flowers on the terrace and the nearby vegatables. The chikens needs their water refreshed daily and their shelter being cleaned.

    - The garden
    Its the first year of having established a garden. You will be responsible for watering, weeding, seeding, translplanting, harvesing and processing the harvest.

    Producing and foraging
    We are making cheese, yoghurt, compotes, marmelades, sirups, iceteas and collect seasonal produce from the forest
    If you dont have knowledge in those fields, you will learn all of it here. We also got books that might be very helpful in this regard.

    -Art
    Making labels for products we/you make (elderberryflower sirup, icetea, dried pineshoots, dried elderberryflower, milk, yoghurt,..Making murals, signs in the garden, educational leaflets, video's

    - Maintaining and developing the location
    Keeping the terrace clean, be welcoming to guests, cutting grass, mapping out hiking trails, writing blogposts, adding pictures on social media, etc..

    - Contructions
    We have several constructions in the planning
    - Composttoilet
    - Horse staple
    - Benches from wood in the forest

    - refuse, reduce, reuse, refurbish, repair, repurpose, recycle
    We repurpose materials as much as we can and maimise our productions so that we dont have to consume from big markets things in plastic. By far we didnt reach our goal in this regard.

    We respect teamwork and teaching eachother skills that others may not have or like to share.

    In your other freetime we invite you to:
    - delve into nature > there are amazing trails around where you are immersed in magical nature. We can guide you or you can follow your own footsteps or use on of our bicycles (if you are careful)

    - watch one of the documentaries, podcasts and movies from our folder of inspiration.

    If you like to cook, feel free to take part and/or suggest something you like to prepare

    Ask us any questions that arise beforehand and during your stay, Let us know your needs, wishes, experiences and skills you have or like to obtain. We are happy to share with you our facilities, knowledge, stories, laughter and delicous food in exchange of your humble participation, If you fit in and like to stay longer, you are warmly welcome to do so :)

    With forest love from

    Freddie, Hitso, Anna, the kids and all the other animals :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Discover the surroundings
    There is plenty of beautiful nature all around that you can discover by hiking, jogging, biking, skating or with 4x4.

    Get to know locals, guests and other volunteers
    You can go to the nearby village (where are two shops, a bar, library, theatre and museum) of Sinagovtsi and try to communicate with locals, find the local farms and people who can show you something more of the town (Daniela from the library is happy to welcome you and tell you more)

    Belogradchik (50km) and/or Magura cave (25km)
    Belogradchik is a rockformation with amazing views and very interesting history. Some of those formations are epicted in the Magura cave and have an utmost inspiring meaning.

    Vidin (15km)
    Walk in the Danube park while discovering the Baba Vida and the old Jewish Synagoge. There are interesting secondhands, musea and a place where you can buy nuts :D

    House at the lake (for Nomads and Seekers)
    Merope dedicate it's existence to the promotion of a balanced and enjoyable lifestyle and create a brighter future. The place is at 1km distance from here offers educations, courses and workshops (in a variety of fields such as permaculture, natural building, sound healing,...)

  • Help

    Help

    You are asked to help 5 hours a day, 5 days a week Your shedule (now during the wintermonths) is 10.30 to 13.00 and 14.30 to 17.00.

    Constructing natural fences/gates (when there isnt frost)

    Moving gravelstones for campingspot

    Clearing out an old toiletbuilding (that becomes a composttoilet)

    Painting inside and outside

    Clearing the road

    Chopping wood

    Leaving your creative expression(s)

    Cooking

    Constructing roof for composttoilet/animalshelter

    We rethink the waste we don't want to create and wish to become zero waste. With other locals we like to make a zero waste cooperative as well so that we can easier get products without any waste included.

  • Languages spoken

    Bulgarian: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Romanian: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent
    Serbian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Personal room with all facilities and internet. Unfortunately the area is so remote that there is no phone signal. Walking 2/3 km to the road will solve this. We made a special construction to have (fast) internet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can arrange to pick you up from Vidin when you arrive and during your freetime we can arrange travel to Vidin as well. Also you an just chill in the hotel, your room, or enjoy the outside. We have a library with some inspiring (English) books, instruments to play, a projector to watch movies/documentaries, play games, yoga, etc..

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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