Learn about organic farming and a rural lifestyle at the foothill of Rhodope mountains, Bulgaria

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Bulgaria

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    Última actividad

    10/05/2022

  • Medallas

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  2022 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Hello,

    We are Kris and Valentina. We are 45 and 32 years old and we used to live in NYC until 2016 when we decided to have kids and grow our own food. Originally we though we would build a tiny farm to supply our own needs, but 5 years later since our first growing season (we strarted growing veggies in 2015 but started creating the farm in 2013) we keep growing. We have two sons - Leo is 4 and Robbie is 1 and a half. We have 1500 sq. feet of greenhouses and about 4000 sq feet of uncovered gardens. The greenhouses are used all year. We are a 4 season farm but only grow seasonal veggies and fruits. We love to experiment with new seeds and varieties and try to learn new ways and tactics from farmers from all over the world.
    On the farm its only the 2 of us and my parents (Valentina's) so could really use a hand and would love to share our knowledge, home and food with you.
    We started building guesthouses when thr first wave of Corona started back in beginning of 2020 and arw almost done so we need help finishing them too.

    We can accept volunteers from march till november and it would be great if you can stay long term or at least 2-3 weeks. We are located 100 km from Sofia and about 70 km from Plovdiv. We have a railway stop in the nearest city Belovo, a bigger stop on the railway is Pazardzhik which is only 20 km from us.

    Feel free to reach us if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you and having you be part of our family.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We hope that you will stay with us more than a week so we can teach you more about organic farming and rural lifestyle. We love cooking and bulgarian food is amazing, so if you love cooking we would love to share our favorite recipes with you.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We can accommodate up to 4 people at a time.
    The help we expect is 5 hrs per day 5 days a week, 2 days you can take off and explore the area which is quite beautiful. In the summer we work early in the morning from 6-7 to 9-10 and then again in the late afternoon when its too hot.
    Tasks that will be done:
    seeding, planting, hoeing, weeding, harvesting, pruning, spraying with our own homemade nettle teas or yogurt and water to fight off insects, canning for the winter. For men we might need you to help Kris with some building stuff - putting up a fence, building a wall, painting, putting tiles, etc. Nothing too difficult. We will be building 3 guest houses in summer of 2020-2021 and would love some ideas on how to make the place more artsy and beautiful, so if you love to paint/draw - we are open to ideas and help with that too.


    We need someone who speaks good english and even though between me and my husband we speak 6 languages - english and bulgarian are the only ones we can speak together. My parents dont speak english but we will always be here so no worries. In fact we hope having people speak english would help my parents learn :)

    BABYSITTING AND HELP AROUND THE HOUSE:
    We are looking for someone to help us looking after the boys who are 4 and 1 and a half :) No easy task :) They are full of energy but so sweet. We look forward to having you over and hope to make you feel at home.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Bulgarian: Fluido
    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Ruso: Fluido
    Serbian: Fluido
    Portugués: Principiante

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  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We recently built a wooden cottage on the farm that fits 2 on the 1st floor and 2 on the second, ideally if 2 people come you each get a room and it has an attached brand new bathroom that you would have to share. There is an outside brand new kitchen there too, but families with campers/vans with their own kitchen are free to use ours or theirs :)

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    The area around our village is incredibly beautiful. We are at the foothill of Rhodope mountains and you could go hiking and sightseeing on the weekends. Also Sofia and Plovdiv are very close. 1 hour by train to Sofia and a bit less to Plovdiv.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We have a wi fi connection so you can set up anywhere on the farm and work :)

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week for farm work and 8 hrs a day for 5 days for child care and house help (paid)

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (5.0)











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