Small holding in Bulgaria

We live in a beautiful part of an amazing country. 17km from 2 medium sized towns, an hour, in opposite directions takes us to 2 very different cities. We have opted out of the consumerist lifestyle, growing/rearing and making most of what we need. A possible description would be subsistence farming which whilst that can be difficult at times provides us with more happiness than the ratrace ever did.

Tracey conjures up some great meals and Paul is a whizz with wood although we both will try anything that needs doing. If a helper wants to learn a new skill we will encourage them and provide what assistance we can, even if that is only finding how to's on Youtube. Following a long illness Paul died summer 2020, Tracey is continuing with the ethos they shared, of self reliance, although sometimes an extra pair of hands is sorely missed.

We are not a business so helpers are treated as part of the family, when possible any invitations we receive from friends for events are extended to helpers. If we are going to town, or to see friends, helpers are invited along, but the choice is theirs. Please note: Whilst happy to accommodate vegetarians I am unable/unwilling to host vegans.


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Tracey was the best host I could ever meet. She is so funny and open minded. We even talked about how we agreed she has a young soul and you feel she is in her 20’s. I could talk about so many things with her while I was practicing my english. She is a GREAT cook and I really enjoyed the meals she prepared for me. She was really flexible and the task were easy. By the way the cats were so lovely. I definitely recommend this place if you want to disconnect your mind and have peace surrounded by nature for a few days.

about 2 months ago



Tracey is a great host who taught me a lot. She is a great cook and helped me learn some of the basic things about gardening even though it was winter. It was a really interesting experience and defenitly recommend this host to other travellers who want to experience bulgaria in a different way.

10 months ago

United States


Tracey was the most lovely host and made me feel most welcome! I loved the dynamic and varietal nature of the tasks we worked on together around her small holding. I would highly recommend to those looking to experience village life in Bulgaria!

12 months ago

Czech Republic


It was good first experience. Tracy was great host (and very good cook).:) Everything was as she promised. She was flexible about our proposals and gave us space for our own ideas.

over 1 year ago

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