We are the community of Zhelen village – one of the first post-communist eco communities in Bulgaria.
Beginning in 2005 with the foundation of NGO “Trinoga association”, when Filip and Martin came back to their grandmother’s house in Zhelen, after inspiring 2 years experience in “Trois Salazes” community on Reunion Island.
The main goal is to live healthy in nature, practice regenerative agriculture, non-dogmatic spirituality and exchange help with similar projects in Bulgaria and around the world.
This attracted other people to buy houses and lands in Zhelen and inspired others to live in the Bulgarian countryside.
Nowadays we are 15 homes/projects in Zhelen united by the idea of non-violence and eco agriculture.
Each project has its own land, income, principles. We do regular meetings to exchange and coordinate common projects like buildings, gardens, shared transport, exchange of services, animal care, events, celebrations.
Since 2015 Trinoga association adopted the integral approach life practice under the mentorship of M.D. Dimitar Pashkulev and called its center in Cherni kamik area: “Vegetarium project”. Nowadays we are living in Vegetarium – Integral Eco Community Guest Home and sharing life with guests, trainees, volunteers, and other friends. Doing gardens, regenerative landscaping, buildings, training, guest rooms, book writing, balanced, healthy and spiritual lifestyle practice. Having ups and downs, of course 🙂
The context of the area is severe – poor soil, dry land, cold winter, difficult access, harsh local people. The life here is beautiful and very satisfying, full of love, light, and joyful humility.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 3
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
To read and accept the conditions on our homepage. To request and have a video conference. To be ready to fit into the proposed frame.