2022 is going to be a huge year for me and I will be looking for a lot of help! My house is so badly damaged that I am going to dismantle and rebuild it. I have another house in the village which I will either live in or use for storage. This is what I expect to be doing in the next few months:
February & March
Prepare a space for a caravan or storage unit
Move furniture and belongings into storage
Make the garden secure for the dogs
Repair and maybe improve the other house and clear the garden
Build basic shelters for building materials
May and June
Take the house apart, saving all reusable parts
Then I'll start on rebuilding. The decision isn't made yet but I may build with straw bales or cob. There will be water re-use systems
I hope I'll still have time to work on the food growing area in the field behind the house. It's far enough away from the house that it won't be covered in building materials.
Before I move out the accommodation will be in the house and after that could be in the old house or in tents. Both houses are comfortable, but rustic, especially the old one. Here the toilet and shower are both in outbuildings separate from the main house, although the corridor to the shower room is under cover, and there is a small compost toilet next to the shower room (when I can get sawdust or similar for it). At the old house, the shower is currently outside too so that could be a worthy improvement. I'd prefer non smokers, or at least someone prepared to only smoke outside.
My two dogs are friendly although one sometimes needs a little time to feel comfortable around new people. They don't have any health problems or special requirements.
I'd ask for around 20-25 hours help a week in return for accommodation and food. I'm relaxed about work times, depends on our mood, the weather and what else is happening. Vegan meals are provided, and it would be great to share the cooking sometimes. I can accommodate one single person, or a couple / two people travelling together sharing a room. This could be more if people are camping.
Occasionally I'm also looking for a house-sit arrangement.
My house is in a good position in a popular village, with 2 shops and a bar. The nearest town, Chirpan, is around 7km away with a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants, banks, supermarkets, and a fabulous weekly market. There are 3 buses daily into Chirpan, with an extra one on Fridays for the market. The house is basic but comfortable, with electric hob and oven, fridge freezer, washing machine, and hot shower. I don't have a television, but there is high speed internet. The garden has a nice view up into the hills. There are many tracks around the village that are great for walking with the dogs.
I'm self employed, working from home, with hours to suit myself. Work is a means to an end, just to earn enough to live. Apart from permaculture and becoming self sufficient, I'm into meditation, yoga, rowing, walking, cycling, going to the gym, playing uke (very badly, in truth), reading, and generally being outdoors.
Prática de idiomas
Ajuda em projetos ambientais
Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
Cuidar de animais
Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
Ajuda a cuidar da casa
There are museums in many of the villages and the town. It will be a chance to live a quiet Bulgarian style life for a while - ideal for someone wanting a quiet place for work or retreat.
Helping with house and garden projects, and helping to care for the dogs.
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Two large single beds in one room in the house or tents later in the year
There's are three buses a day into Chirpan, with an extra on Friday for market day.
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
The internet is good but it does stop occasionally, so it would be good to have mobile backup if it's essential to always have internet. It's not usually down for long. The house is small so at the moment I can't offer a dedicated office space.
There is space at the end of the garden for parking a caravan or large van
Maximum 25 hours per week, by mutual arrangement