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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3 decars
Persons: up to 6
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 36792
Country: Bulgaria

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Last Updated: August 21, 2016

Hello people,

We are establishing and art space in nature called Bulgarayya.
Our desire is to create space for artistic projects in the field of dance, music theater and other arts. Kind of residency for artists.

There is already plenty of space for visitors and helpers... We boght a new house wich is our dancing space... SO
IF YOU ARE DANCERS you are more than welcome!

The village is 40km from Sofia in mountainous area with only two citizens.

It is not a community... It is an expriment... It is a place (three houses and a yard) in a small village close to Sofia, Bulgaria. We did already reconstructed and restaurated one clay house, some dancing space and a room for guests... so there are conditions for up to 10 people living together for some time.

There is still a lot of work in organizing the space (the garden too).

We are a family. Petya, Dido and little Kaya
We are working on many different ideas...

volunteers have to be able to take care for themselves (leaving the spaces clean and organized, cooking, shoping, washing...and so on!...
Work depends on your skills and wish...

We do reconstruction with clay...
we work a lot with wood, woodcarving too
we are giving a try with the garden...
organising art events
there are at least five spaces that need to be cleaned and organized...
also if you want you can give clasess in the fields of different arts!
We are really curious!!!
Here is some description of our project:
an Art space in Nature

The opportunity is there for anyone willing to:
-Spend some time in a clean, green place, with due respect and attention to nature;
-Help and assist;
-Share with others;
-Create in various fields of art;
-To consider different ideas;
What do we do there?
Currently we are restauring a house in the traditional Bulgarian way with clay, stone and wood;
Among our activities are:
-Plastering with clay;
-Carpentry and woodcarving;
We are not afraid to get a little dirty or try to make something new
-Not being afraid of making a mistake;
-we are working on a clay walls with coloured glass particles
-Making our own furniture
-Experimenting with new ways of plant growing with nature being our main teacher. Permaculture;

We are working on the idea of building a rope garden in the trees of a nearby ravine;
We make plans and consider different ideas;
The yard is large and has many trees. Its bordered by a small gully, which gives us many opportunities for the realization of different, large and small projects.
Potter's wheel, carving tools, various other tools give us opportunities to experiment with different crafts;
-We can organize workshops, rehearsals and improvisations in various arts;
-We Listen to music and create it; dance; play and have fun with different games:
Daily activities:
-cut wood
-start the fire in the fire places in or out;
In Spring and Autumn we plant trees
The village is lovely and cozy, with different hamlets scattered on several hills. There is a beautiful small church, an old fountain and mixed forest nearby.
We talk, discuss ideas, share our thoughts;
We are neither afraid to stay in silence or alone;

Before you come please note:
Do not carry unnecessary plastic goods.
We are not using cleaning chemicals (sometimes soup may be)
We are vegetarians, we dont mind if you eat meaat just bring it ready for consuption.
Bring your smiles, good thoughts and mood :)
Bring your creativity:)
We run, ride bikes sleds and other devices:), we try playing different instruments.
Toalets are dry, composting.
Ask about anything of your interest:)

Minimum planned stay - at least one week!

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