Permaculture project Elhovo, Bulgaria

8 reviews8

Handyman/woman (plus gardening and other tasks)

Help a sustainable project
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
7 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Expand your environmental consciousness
6 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
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The Experience

Looking for a volunteer (or couple) with handyman skills, e.g. carpentry. Attach gutters to the roof for rainwater collection, build a wooden arch for the garden, make a plant trellis, restore furniture, carry out repairs. Mow the meadow, weed, plant trees, or whatever is required seasonally. --If there are two of you, one can do handyman work, the other household help & cooking. ---I can teach you practical permaculture and gardening skills.

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate German
  • Over 20 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

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How this experience will transform you

7 Get in touch with nature

6 Developing environmental awareness

3 Learning about sustainability

3 Immersing in the local culture

2 Creating true social impact

2 Meeting locals



I spent a month in this placement and I can honestly say I'll be applying many of the skills I learned in the future. Especially about gardening and permaculture. Rayne is very knowledgeable and was happy to teach us everything she knows. This also includes about Bulgaria, it's culture and many other topics. There is a lot work to be done but seeing it all come to fruition is very rewarding.

2 months ago

United Kingdom


A very rewarding experience for anyone wanting to learn about gardening and permaculture. There's a huge variety of work to be done here and I've picked up a lot of new skills and knowledge from Rayne, who is keen to share her expertise and immerse us in the local culture. There was a Kukeri festival here during our stay and we had the opportunity to try on the costumes.

2 months ago

United States


Amazing experience, had the opportunity to be submerged into the local culture, make Bulgarian friends and even learn a bit of the language. The host knows a lot about the culture and history of Bulgaria. Bulgaria is a beautiful country and the locals are extremely kind. Чао България, Благодаря за Всичко !

3 months ago



With Rayne I had an amazing time, even during winter I had the chance to learn about Permaculture. She helped me a lot to reach the village (it's in the middle of nowhere, quite hard to reach it, you only need to ask). The task are suitable for volunteers that just want to tear down invasive trees with an axe and build things, and for those who want to be creative and do artistic tasks, cook, plant flowers and clean the project. The host is able to communicate: a not so common ability on worldpackers. You just need to be able to spend a lot of time alone, apart from that I completely recommend!

5 months ago

United States


This was a truly rewarding experience! The work you put into this project will have a lasting effect on yourself, and hopefully the host and local community. Rayne is a wonderful host, with a vast knowledge on the local culture. She took me to Yambol and treated me to a Bulgarian meal! The town is in a remote area, but the project pets are really good company. You can also hike to and explore a nearby Village, or take a minibus to a bigger town. I would love to visit again in the spring or summer time!

6 months ago

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