Join our eco-living family, creating a community in a village on Pchelina Dam, Bulgaria

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Bulgaria

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    18/01/2022

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  2022 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 3 semanas

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Hi! We are Stanislav and Diana - a family with four kids, ages 9, 7, 3 and 1 years. We live an hour away from Sofia in a village located on Pchelina Dam, where we are hoping to start an ecological community. Our house is as eco-friendly as we could make it from the old building we got - with clay plastering, wood-fibre insulation, light-earth walls, earthen floors and tadelakt bathrooms. We grow our garden using permaculture principles. Our piece of land is 4000 square meters and behind it is a 5000-square-meters forest that we are trying to revive. Around our place, there are quite a few opportunities for settlement of like-minded families. Our dream is to find new friends to join us in co-creating a community of environmentally conscious people who walk gently on Earth and take ownership of our lives, health, education and the planet's well-being, who have fun and grow together, who share food, work, learning, resources and life's bounties to the level each one feels appropriate. We have a weekly Waldorf playgroup, inviting families from the area to come with their kids to sing songs , play finger games and share a potluck lunch, free of charge. Part of that is a women's gathering and doing artwork , while the fathers go for a walk with the kids. At the moment (Spring 2021), we need help around managing the household, including cooking, cleaning, playing with kids, the garden and outdoor projects, such as clay pizza oven, duck enclosure, natural pond, playground areas for the kids, etc. It would be really great for us to have someone come over for a longer period, say over the summer and part of Autumn, and if its a young person there will be a lot of learning opportunities for him/her. The minimum amount of time we are willing to accept volunteers is 3 weeks, as it takes time to get to know each other and get into a working rhythm.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Enseñanza
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Stanislav is a Bulgarian folk dancer, so he can teach volunteers how to dance the ''Bulgarian way." We can also teach them about Bulgaria and the Bulgarian culture, as well as the Bulgarian language, and last but not least - the Bulgarian cuisine. Our neighbors are a Venezuelan family and they can also share the same things from their own country, other than the dancing. :) There is a Belorussian family also looking to move to our community, and once they do - there will be lots to learn from them too - including how to extract threads from nettle and knit hats and other things from them! We also host volunteers from helpX from time to time. We have had volunteers here from Taiwan, Vietnam, Israel, Greece, Brazil, Spain, Czech Republic and USA, so there is an abundance of cultural exchanges happening here.

  • 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 are looking for one helper, or a family, to stay with us and help us with the daily tasks of maintaining our space neat, preparing food and playing with the kids. We are offering to provide vegetarian meals to our visitors (including eggs and dairy), as we do not bring meat into the house. It would be nice to have some help with the Waldorf playgroup as well. In the warm seasons, or when the weather allows throughout the year, we will be busy with outdoor projects, as described above. Of course we have a lot of fun and explore the surrounding areas during our daily walks. In the cold seasons, we have quite a few indoor projects as well, including but not limited to plastering, carpentry, creative painting (on windows and wall trims), sewing, waldorf toy-making, etc. We would also like to create some common amenities for the community members in the near future, so we will need help with that as well.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Bulgarian: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido
    Ruso: Intermedio

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  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    One room in our house with a big double bed, that could be replaced with one or two single beds, if needed. There are also two abandoned houses across from our house that are in decent condition and we can adapt for living. There is internet in the house, hot water and heating of course, and a shared bathroom and kitchen.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We have a couple of kayaks that we like to paddle in the Dam , which is 4 km away. There is also an adult bike that could be used (and lots of kids bikes) for very nice nature rides, and loooots of kids bikes of different sizes. There are lots of nature hikes in the area. Unfortunately, there is no public transportation, so we go by car to shop in nearby Pernik or Radomir once a week or so. There is public transportation - 20 minutes walk from our house though, which can take people to Pernik and to Kovachevtsi.

  • 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

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    we have had volunteers come with their camper and stay in our yard. It worked out great!

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    depends on what kind of pets. we have a dog and two cats, and are planning to get ducks.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Dos

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week




Número de referencia de anfitrión: 811579957186