Ecovillage life in Bulgaria - Start a new life!
We are an English couple and we live in a tiny village in North central Bulgaria, half an hour from the Danube border with Romania. We are trying to go mostly self sufficient and invite anyone travelling by to come stay with us, help out in the garden, meet the locals, see real Bulgarian village life. We have a Bulgarian eco village Facebook page for more information.
We can provide food and accommodation in exchange for not a lot of work if anyone is in need of this kind of experience.
- organic growing,
- cob building,
- green issues, etc.
bring your knowledge with you.
Happy travels folks
We are a small collective of like minded people living and loving life in a tiny village in the peaceful countryside of north central Bulgaria.
Surrounded by rolling hills and situated close to four accessible lakes, this area is second to none for a tranquil get away, with the potential for you to make real life changes if you decide that you would like to resettle here.
Our village has less than 100 inhabitants, a lot of elderly people still living traditional lifestyles -growing veg, using well water, keeping hens, one or two keeping a goat or a pig. There is a family which supplies the village with fresh cows milk daily, a tiny shop/bar where locals gather in the evening for a drink or a chat, all very friendly and interested in meeting people.
Most people here had never met non Bulgarians to speak to before two years ago. There is also a disused bakery here full of ovens, racks etc (in case anyone has an interest in investing in making bread for a community) a disused theatre which seats three hundred plus...
It’s in perfect condition, just as it was left thirty years ago- all the backdrops and seats still in place, with a layer of dust.
There is opportunity here to enjoy walks in the countryside, the lakes are available for fishing, swimming, amazing birdlife and nature watching.
We often spend the day by the lakes, with chilled drinks as the temperature here is deliciously warm in summertime, perfect for a swim. There is a village hall, currently being renovated, which we use for music nights, the locals having been introduced to singing karaoke too.
Most weeks we go to the hall or set up in the warm evening outside a shop in our neighbouring village and sing, dance and party in the street at the crossroads, under the watchful eyes of the storks nesting on top of the lamp post! Meze is provided by the shop and drinks are available at unbelievable cheap prices- 2 litres of beer will set you back less than £1 and spirits (including local homebrews and spirits) even cheaper.
This is a slightly bigger village (three shops, a small church and a cafe!) and has more of an international contingent. The spring water here is exceptional and will leave you feeling cleansed after a few glasses. If all this sounds like too much excitement, the area is just right for chilling and relaxing in the peace of nature, or in the silence of a walled garden- perfect for artists, yoga, meditation or sitting reading with a chilled drink.
We also offer outdoor fireside evenings of chat, music and peace. There is opportunity to go for a horse ride down car free (and carefree) country tracks for miles, mountain bike rides through fields of wheat, corn, sunflowers etc all lined with wild poppies, hemp, cornflowers etc. Everything here is suited to what you’d like to do- no agendas, no hurry. You will be amazed at how much more fulfilling life is when you have time to step back from the rush of modern life and to appreciate the simpler things in life.
For more info contact the hosts following this Facebook link