Starite Borove (Old Pines)

For almost a month, I didn’t write a blog. A new project emerged out of the growing friendship with my Bulgarian friend who has a rest-house, deep in the Bozoritsa forest. When I sit in front of the house, catching the first sunbeams of the spring – I hear the small river, down in the …

The ‘fix it yourself’ culture

A lot of electronics is thrown away every second, even in the economically poorest region in Bulgaria. There is too much garbage to be properly processed. A documentary about our waste-society made me discover Ifixit, an open source platform where everyone can learn how to repair electronics themselves and where you can upload your repair …

Elderly and insulation

No one is younger than seventy in the bus from Vrav to Vidin. They left to a ‘better’ world, their children and grandchildren. Most of the houses are empty around the villages and small city’s. Lot’s of Balkan villages are right now elderly villages that saw most of youngsters leaving and their houses crumble. We …