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All Year: From July 2017
Area (ha): 1
Persons: Up to 4
Category: Other
Host ID: 11218
Country: Bulgaria

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Last Updated: July 19, 2018

Awakening is a small spiritual retreat based on eco and sustainable principles in the early stages of development situated in the beautiful Stara Planina mountains approx. - 1 hour from Sofia.
We are located in a small valley a 15 minute walk down a green lane from Malak Izvor ( Little Spring) village and close to Glozene Monastry of
St Gearge.

I am a writer living here honouring the unity of all life including Gaia the planet Earth in as many choices as possible. who meditates daily.(No life form is intentionally harmed here not even slugs or snails). My book Awakening - The Inevitable Door was released this spring.

Rain water is harvested and gravity fed into the kitchen and washing machine - a simple compost toilet system is situated the bedrooms and in the cabin. Drinking water is collected from the village springs.
Awakening is shared with four beautiful rescue dogs and many forms of indigenous wildlife and flowers and many plants that have ancient herbal use and properties that is still a tradition here in Bulgaria.
Mains electricity in the kitchen only and there are plans to be 100% off grid in the future. Solar lights (rechargeable)are used in bedrooms and the volunteers cabin.
The house next door is also available

Motivated volunteers are welcome any time when there are vacancies.

projects this year include -
Finishing the cob bench of the rocket stove in the main house.
Giving the old compost toilet a makeover using cord wood, glass bottles and cob / lime.

Non smokers prefferred Vegetarian / vegan diet.
Warm water for showers is provided by the sun via large plastic bottle a tradition here in Bulgaria.
Accommadation is basic and comfortable.
Please note we are TV (and addictive substance ) free.
Things to do in free time
Beautiful walks
visit Monastery
visit Malak Izvor (goats cheese and preserves are made here in season) and the local springs - various massages are also available in the village.
Yablanitsa with weekly market Friday.
Visit Tetevan,s wonderful location.
See the goat flocks.
Cave tours within 20 minute drive.

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