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

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi! We are Stanislav and Diana - a family with four kids, ages 8, 6, 2 years and a cute little baby born at the end of April, 2020. 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 are planning to host 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, and we are close to making it happen very soon.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Enseignement
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    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.

  • Aide

    Aide

    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. We are planning to host a Waldorf playgroup once or twice a week and it would be nice to have some help with that as well. In the warm seasons, or when the weather allows throughout the year, we will be busy with outdoor projects like - finishing the graywater system, building a compost toilet, planting the garden, creating a clay oven, creating some outdoor playground areas for the kids, and of course having fun and exploring the surrounding areas. 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.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Bulgarian: Courant
    English: Courant
    Spanish: Courant
    Russian: Intermédiaire

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  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    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.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    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.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

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

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    depends on what kind of pets

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week


N° de référence hôte : 811579957186