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We need 4 volunteers
We are a family with four young children, three houses that we're renovating, and a herd of 60 dairy goats and 60 kid goats; also, cats, dogs and four horses. We need daily help with milking & feeding the diary goats, as well as with renovating the goat barns and the old stone houses that we own in our village. We also grow a few hectares of herbs (marigold, nettles, thyme) and cut many hectares of hay. Our vision - to turn the houses into guest accommodation with their own vegetable gardens; to turn the goat barns into a centre for visiting school-trips and guests to learn about ecology, local wildlife & farming, to try milking & yoghurt/cheese-making; to offer goat-trekking and orchid-hunting trips where guests pack a picnic onto a goat and walk together through the miles of forest and pasture land, learning about the local wildlife, including orchids, herbs, mushrooms and birds of prey. We also want to break our 2 young horses to riding and one to carriage - to offer horse rides, and carriage-rides to view the sunrise/sunset over the mountains.
We home-school our children in English & Bulgarian, so any help with home chores and schooling also appreciated!
We are a bilingual English/Bulgarian family, and my husband also speaks Dutch and a little Russian.
Open for offers, contact us
You're welcome to eat with us, or self cater, as you prefer.
We offer accommodation, food and laundry in exchange for work. Plus milk, yoghurt, dairy products, your own vegetable plot (if you wish to grow one we'll provide seeds/seedlings and a rotorvator!), etc. We'll also be delighted to show you around some of the local areas of interest, at our expense. Those who are able to ride horses can do so, and those wanting t learn can have a go. There are tons of plum trees and other fruit trees growing around the village, for those who enjoy canning or jam making.