Recycling enthusiasts and hobby wine-makers in Vrav, Bulgaria

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  • Última atividade: 9 nov. 2023



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: 1 semana ou menos



  • Descrição


    We are a Danish/Bulgarian family, part-time residents in the village of Vrav, Bregovo Municipalicy, Vidin District, Bulgaria.

    The region is strongly de-industrialized and de-populated, and looks more like from early 1900s- but if you like that (or are not afraid to try it out), you can join us in our many refurbishment-and improvement projects and/or garden work and vegetation control. We also do wine-making on a hobby scale (200-300 litre per year) for own use, and have various tasks throughout the year regarding that, too.

    We can welcome around 5-6 volunteers at the same time, and they stay in a separate house, so at times the atmosphere is that more of a youth camp/brigade.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Manutenção geral
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    You'll get to try our wines from previous years, as well as Bulgarian (or other regional) wines. You will learn about the whole wine-making cycle, the fermentation process, local grape variaties and various wine terms.
    You’ll meet our fellow villagers (both Bulgarian and foreing) and experience the local folklore.
    We like long dinners, good conversations, comparing cultural experiences, discussing world and national politics and recent history.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

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  • Ajuda


    We have a lot of renovation, gardening and clearing tasks : wood chopping, vegetation control/grass cutting and landscaping (digging, moving earth, removing pebbles and broken roof tiles from the earth).

    We make wine in September and October, however there is work in the cellar in summer, filtering the wine, bottling etc. Other practical tasks outside (moving things, arranging construction materials we want to re-use) and inside (painting, clearing, etc) will also come up.

    Let us know if you are extra handy with power tools or have carpenting, etc experience, and we’ll easily find you a project. We really like recycling/upcycling, and we have loads of reclaimed wood, and many other materials.
    Plus, there might be a few demolition/stripping old paint projects.

  • Idiomas

    Bulgarian: Fluente
    Danish: Fluente
    Inglês: Fluente
    Norwegian: Intermediário
    Swedish: Intermediário

  • Acomodação


    Farm-type/rural accommodation in a separate house (from ours) with an inside toilet and shower. The house can accommodate a lot of people, but there is no guarantee that there are always other volunteers- it may very well turn out to be that you will be all by yourself.

    If you have asthma or allergies (dust, hay/grass, lime paint) or are afraid of house spiders or bugs, etc, please consider well before coming (we are really out in the countryside).

    There is a mobile (3G) internet modem in the house, but the GSM cover in the village is not very stable. If you like streaming, it's advisable to download as much content as you can, before you come :-)

    Eating arrangements: Either joint dining at our house, or the workawayers get the cooked food and eat at another place. Or you can have your dinner “to go”, if you want to eat earlier (we're keeping Mediterranian time/style with late dinners).
    We are meat-lovers ourselves, but if you have special preferences, we’ll make sure to provide other choices or agree with you to take care of your own cooking (and bring food to the common meals).
    If you are vegans or smokers, please stock up before you arrive, as the choices in the local shops are limited or non-existent.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    The village is on the Danube, so visiting the beach of walking along the river bank is a nice past-time. The river current is very strong, so consider well before going for a swim!
    There are two shops in the village (no cigarettes sale, though). There is no ATM in the village and the nearest one (in the neighbouring village) doesn’t always work, so plan your cash situation before you arrive.

    On your afternoons and days off, you could plan excursions in the area. We'll lend you an old/well-used bike for daily use. The dirt streets in the village don’t make for a pleasant ride (and often further damage the bikes), but it should be good enough for short rides (within 5-10 km radius).

    If you want to do picnics or BBQ/camp-fire at the beach, we can help with with some equipment.
    In Novo selo (5km away) there is a municipal sports complex, with a tennis court and a basketball court (you can lend the sports equipment from us) and a swimming pool.

    The distance to the Serbian boarder is only 12 km, and afterwards it's 25 km to Negotin, which the closest provincial town on the Serbian side.

    Vidin, which the district town on the Bulgarian side (30km from the village), offers several sightseeing options, including the Baba Vida Fortress and the Konaka town museum. There is a nice town garden/alleys along the river, with restaurants (including fish restaurants on the water).
    We go often to Vidin for shopping or eating out, so we could definitely give you a lift, if you are flexible with working around our schedule. Otherwise there is a bus line 3 times a day on week days and two times a day on weekends.
    A bit longer distance but definitely worth visiting in the Vidin district are Belogradchik (a small town surrounded by stone formations and a breathtaking 360˚ view from the medieval castle) and the Magura Cave.

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  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    Averagely 25 hours

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 934782949644

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