For several months now, I have been planning to research the current trend – home office or work from Vitosha.
I decided to combine two in one: both to try to be more efficient in front of the computer in a green environment, and to bring out in nature bored teenagers who were still shaking off the nightmare of the past school year.
My idea was, every day at a different hut for a few days. All the huts I tried were in the area of the Golden Bridges and I reached each of them relatively quickly.
Little Red Riding Hood hut
From Kamen del hut, they were very kind, but the telephone connection was cut off twice. It turned out that there is no good coverage on the phones, let alone the Internet. This option has been dropped.
With Little Red Riding Hood hut, the situation seemed more optimistic. I loaded the youth and went straight there. Unfortunately, it turned out that the asphalt road does not lead directly to the hut.
I parked on the road, loaded the saddlebags with board games, food ammunition (in case a guy starves), a computer and so on. The ten minutes on the otherwise pleasant forest path seemed like an hour.
The hut was nice and compact. I was immediately won over by the huge meadow in front of the hut and the beautiful view of the amazing mountain landscape around.
In front of the hut, there were canopies that were a big hit in the changeable June weather, swaying between heavy heat and torrential rain. Unfortunately, they were already occupied by a company event, whose participants were rocking glasses in their hands against the background of a fine jazz rhythm.
Unfortunately, the internet outside the hut was unstable. I could not realize myself as a laborer in front of the computer from the dream position on the lawn.
Great work was done on the hut to renovate it. The building was very neat, the bathroom was renovated, the kitchen was equipped with professional equipment.
The gourmet tourism was great. The burgers and fries were unique. Kraft beer had a slight fruity taste and I can still taste it in my mouth. I would come back especially for them, for the friendly staff and the wonderful view from there.
Let’s work from Balkaniti hut
I managed to organize the home office of Balkanity hut with my third trial. Either I targeted Monday or Tuesday, when they didn’t always work or there was an event with many participants.
The hut is extremely neat with grassy green shutters, hidden in the dense forest. We walked from the road for about 5 minutes and we were greeted with a huge sign “Welcome”! The cute little goat in front of the hut is undoubtedly a distinctive detail.
The area around the hut is ennobled with benches, tables, sunbeds and hammocks. There is a shady meadow in front of the hut, and on the other side is the terrace, where the nature workers are spreading. The internet was great and there were electrical socкets in convenient places.
Of course, we also tried the menu. Since we had taken up positions with a view early in the morning, the fried slices were especially good for us.
Although we gathered about 20 workers on the cool terrace, I was surprised that it was very quiet and we did not interfere. The relaxing atmosphere was interrupted only by the songs of the sweet-singing birds!
Great place with a lot of charm and a lot of attention to every accent!
Home office on Vitosha: Septemvri hut
This was probably the only hut with which, from the initial phone conversation, I thought things would work out for me. They boasted that their internet is better than the one in the center of Sofia (and it was a fact!) They immediately told me on which day I could qualify and not get to an event.
So, I did not one, but two working days from there!
The young people took care of the cat and the dog at the hut. There was a swing, board games and even a piano for them, from where I had to push them, as 3 pairs of unsynchronized hands came in more to the calm rhythm of the hut.
The hut had an outdoor bar, where orders were accepted and prepared relatively quickly. There was a home office package of BGN 30, which included consumption.
We tried the delicious mekitsi with jam, cheese and lyutenitsa (quite unconventional!) For lunch we respected the grill, and during the coffee breaks we casually drank from the hot drinks of the hospitable hosts.
In front of the hut, there was a spacious place with lots of wooden tables and benches and it was nice to work from there, even making a few conference calls.
In the colder weather, inside the hut, the common area was also comfortable for my purposes. Spacious room with enough space between the tables so that we do not interfere with other workers.
The bathroom was clean and renovated. My overall impression of the place was great. And here you will come again.
I highly recommend trying mountain work. It is the energy of waves, they are birds, a whole celebration of the senses as you soar over work tasks!
Special admiration for the huts and the people around them, who worked miracles and revived the spirit of the huts on Vitosha. Moreover, they have turned them into a trend and aroused the interest of young people in the mountains. It’s hard work, huge logistics and it’s remarkable, everything they’ve achieved.
Be sure to check the places in advance, as their programs seem quite busy, especially in the summer season.
With good organization and good weather, the experience is truly unforgettable!