This is the most commonly asked question both from our helpers we’ve had this year and also from enquires on our blog; why move to Bulgaria, as opposed to Portugal or France where there are many more expats. So here goes!
It all started about 8 years ago when I was volunteering on an archaeology project. There I might an archaeologist from Eastern Europe ( Poland I think ) anyway we got chatting about what would you do if you could do anything “Have a small holding but there’s no way I can ever afford one”. His response was “Have you thought of Eastern Europe where properties and land are cheap”. So that’s how it started.
Research began on Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. Bulgaria took the lead from the beginning mainly due to the cost of houses and the low cost of living. To make Bulgaria even more promising was that it has a low population (less than the population of London living in a country only slightly smaller than England) and has one of the highest bio-diversities in Europe.
After six years of research and pestering Joe, we realised that the more we looked at Bulgaria the more it seemed to offer us so in 2013 we finally decided to visit and it didn’t disappoint if anything it turned out to be more beautiful and diverse than we thought, so that in a nutshell is what brought us to Bulgaria.