Welcome to Honeycomb Homestead, 'Rodovo Imenie'. We are part of the creation of the first ecovillage in Bulgaria and with our neighbours have created the NGO 'Foundation Ura Gora'' (hurray for the forest!) for our ecology work, regenerating the landscape here and creating a model of off-grid living and reuse of ex-agricultural land.
Our close friends and neighbours "Izvorche- Little Springs" are also wwoof hosts so it is possible to visit two projects in the same place and get a wider experience by staying for longer and volunteering in both places and also participating in joint community projects.
**NEWS FLASH JUNE**
We are looking for motivated, energetic volunteers for the beginning of July to help us with the management of our young forest.
Be ready to work in all weather, have an adventure and learn about permaculture and off-grid living!!
Our long term vision is creating, in partnership with our neighbours, a vibrant community for creation, learning and experimentation, with a series of permaculture edible forest gardens to cover this land in lush, beautiful, tasty abundance!
On our homestead we live simply in a small cob house we built, with a little lake, vegetable garden, orchard, swales, bees and a lot of beautiful open sky over us.
We are 100% off-grid and have solar panel for electricity, a ram pump for water, compost toilet, solar shower outside and a handmade rocket stove.
We are currently planting a large swale system with mixed forest and fruit trees, propagating a wide range of plants in our nursery, grafting fruit trees, getting the gardens ready for seasonal vegetables, preparing our bees and new hives.
We are also building a workshop on the side of our house this year, bigger nursery greenhouses and repair of our existing cob cottage.
We will also be upgrading our water system, in collaboration with our neighbours- to have two ram pumps in series and automatic irrigation.
We are happy to share our experiences of living harmoniously with nature and our love for this land.
We have completed our permaculture design certification and are implementing our design part by part and running permaculture courses here.
We also have knowledge in Natural beekeeping, electronics and alternative technology, woodworking, clothes making, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition and more.
Accommodation in the warmer seasons is in tents, and once our workshop is complete, possibly there too.
Food is healthy vegetarian/ vegan food, a lot raw in the summer and from our own garden.
We don't eat meat or smoke and we ask you to respect this while you are with us.
We have mobile reception and limited internet. We are 20km from the nearest town, but can arrange to pick you up in our car.
We do a lot of communal activities with our neighbours, other young families with similar dreams- helping each other with building projects, a shared garden on a river island, yoga, dancing, singing and celebrating!
Nearby we have small areas of forest, a river for swimming and big lake. Its possible to also go on trips to ancient historical sites, the sea, national park, mountains... Bulgaria has a very rich, diverse and beautiful nature.
We look forward to meeting dedicated,open minded volunteers, who share our passion for caring for nature and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.
Its best if you can come from one week to a month, to have enough time to get to know the place, really be useful and learn something for yourselves.
The daily hours are flexible depending on the weather and the tasks, usually 4/5 hours a day..In the summer we start very early and rest in the hot time then continue in the late afternoon. With days off for resting and exploring!
Welcome to Honeycomb Homestead, 'Rodovo Imenie'. We are part of the creation of the first ecovillage in Bulgaria and with our neighbours have created the NGO 'Foundation Ura Gora'' (hurray for the forest!) for our ecology work, regenerating the landscape h...Read more
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