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May - Nov

Temporary Resident

If after coming to stay with us as a volunteer or guest you decide to stay longer, you can become part of the community as a temporary resident. You will become responsible for helping with the day to day running of the community or generating creative income streams. You should therefore be in a position to contribute a minimum of 16 hours a week to the project.

Residents work together sharing their skills to bring an abundance of fresh new creative energy, resources, skills enhancing our self practices, personal development and community ethos which is growing with us. We share cooking and cleaning roles and look after volunteers and guests this is a open space for everyone to shine and there is much room for the RisingSoul to expand.

As a Temporary Resident (TR) you will be staying for more than eight weeks and will want to get involved in community life whereever you can. You might be a long term guest that is not in a position to commit to becoming a permanent resident, or full time volunteer or maybe a freelance nomad with some spare hours.

Temporary residents contribute the Basic BNB or BalkanNomads price and in exchange for your help and energy, you will recieve all inclusive meals, free access to all practices, trips and activities at cost of fuel and the opportunity to use the space to create your own additional income through workshops, skill sharing, online coaching or any other creative ideas which are in alignment with our ethos. We are also open to partnering with temporary residents to create tiny houses or seasonal yurts which can be built on our land. In addition we have space for camper vans and camping for those who want to join on a budget.

As a TR you are playing a vital role in financially supporting our ability to expand a vibrant, welcoming, sustainable, nomad friendly space that initiates projects to give back to the local community and supports local trade, so thank you for considering us. For shorter visits you can also stay as a Community Guest or scroll down to read about Community Friend option. 

So you are up for the adventure of community life? Well its lots of fun but not for everyone if you are hands on person who loves to travel and experience other ways of like its a great way to test the concept of community living.

Volunteering 

Its a vibrant and international group and we often have volunteers staying with us as part of the community. As a volunteer you are helping us to physically build the community which is amazing, and we appreciate your help and input. So, if we have work and room available, you can volunteer for two weeks through WorkAway or independently. You will receive free accommodation, use of the facilities and vegetarian meals in exchange for 25 -30h work a week. If you have a particular skill set and we are working on a project that has set times scales, then we may be able to offer some paid work set at the local Bulgarian rates.  

In exchange you will recieve accomodation in the volunteers house or indvidual tents if you wish, three meals a day as described in our community meals page, free access to all practices that you are available for, trips and activties at cost of fuel use of the facilities and car if you are a competant driver and lots of love and support to develop your own creative income streams through workshops or skll sharing. We also have a donation jar for our guests to give back to our volunteers.

If you have had so much fun that you wish to stay beyond the initial two weeks, then the residents will agree as a community to either offer an extended volunteers’ placement (depending on work available and skills) or alternatively you may be invited to join the community as a resident or a CF. Please read the community food and facilities to see what else is part of being a volunteer.  

Community Friend (CF)

You will be a short term guest, visiting community friend or a long term guest who just wants to contribute something to the community in exchange for a small discount to your stay or a free meal. You might help with community tasks or be happy to take the lead cooking for the community one day a week see Community Meals for more info. Maybe you want to contribute to daily tasks whch take around 1h per day and include helping with cooking, gardening, maintenance and looking after the animals.

Or if you have a creative skills or practices to share instead you might help us with artwork, social media or facilitating a class or workshop. Please contact us to discuss…

To check out our accommodation options, please head to Guest Stays