Co-living

Co-Working in Bansko

Co-living!

What an AMAZING winter we've had! Tons and tons of snow, no queues for the lifts. Some of the best powder days of my life and this spring , OMG this spring, it has just been wild. Sooo many days of backcountry touring on some of the best spring snow I have ever seen. It’s now the 4th of May and I am still planning adventures into the hills with my skis! co-living3 The Awesomeness of this winter has not been limited to the mountains. Avalon has transformed, risen from the ashes, metamorphosed. Whatever you want to call it, the Avalon is no longer the beast it once was. We embraced the co-living idea and ran with it and what a fabulous idea! co-living2 Co-living in its basic form is a shared house. Guests come and stay for a month or more, and live here in a community of like minded people. We cook together, we drink together, we ski and visit the hot springs together. We live the Bansko dream!  We've had Israelis, Germans, Italians, Brits, Swiss and Bulgarians. A heady mix of people from every background all here to work live and have fun.  co-living1 Our days developed a rhythm that for me was paradise. In the mornings our guests would hook up and ski together. Dani and I would join them for a coffee on the hill maybe for a few powder runs if the conditions were right. Back at the hotel we’d have lunch and then do all the little jobs to keep the hotel warm and cozy. Bread would be baked, croissants or cinnamon rolls experimented with. Our guests would work either in their rooms or in the restaurant and by early evening we would end up sat by the fire drinking and chatting. This was our winter, no stress and lots of fun.  co-living We did a bit of cooking for take away, we did a bit of cooking together. The Curries and Ribs were a huge success in their 100% biodegradable tali boxes. And our evenings cooking together were chaotic brilliance.  The highlight of the winter for me were our Backcountry days. I’ve been extreme skiing for 26 years now and even though I might not be the best or fittest in town I manage to charge most lines with a certain old school charm. Normally alone or with a mate my backcountry days have tended to meld into a zen like meditation. This year blew a massive hole in that zen. A few of our guests wanted to explore the backcountry and I hesitantly agreed to take them out. Good lines in good snow, safety first and all that, I assumed that “guiding” would be a mildly painful duty. I couldn't have been more wrong.  pirin Seeing Bansko through the eyes of our guests was just amazing. The pure joy they brought to the game was inspiring. Every new line, every new adventure was just filled with pure excitement. They brought a spark to my skiing that has been missing these last few years, the happiness, the simple childish pleasure of bombing through fresh pow, the laughter and high fives at the end of a run. The frisson of fear at the start. The wonder at the beauty of Pirin. Co-Living has totally transformed the Avalon and I love it! Thanks for a great winter guys, we're looking forward to more of the same this summer! co-living4

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The Living

Co-Living at the Avalon is a community based dream for us in Bansko.

The Aavalon is all about your home for the season!

We've got some pretty cool spaces. There are areas to chill out after a busy day either at work or in the hills. There is plenty of space to cook and eat together.

The sofas in front of the fire or in the green corners are cozy. The garden is a great space for lazy summer days, outdoor cinema or BBQ's. The spa/yoga zone is ideal for a bit of me time!

The The lobby bar is open in the evenings from 5pm to 9pm if you want to meet other residents or get your friends round for a drink.

The kitchen is a big commercial affair with all the space and kit to make it easy for you to cook for one or 100 people! There is enough space in the living room for everyone to eat and work and invite friends over.

Downstairs we've got a sauna and hot tub, yoga space, massage room and masseurs.  In the ski room there are lockers for everyone and a ski/board/bike service station.  If you need fixing or your toys need fixing here's the space you need!

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The working

Co-Living@AvalonBansko has exceptional fibre optic business internet at 50Mbs.

The tables downstairs are ideal for communal working. The Offices in the mini apartments are perfect for Online Language teachers. In the summer the garden makes a great open plan office.

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Events at the Bar

Tuesday nights we have an open bar for all! Everyone living and working in Bansko is welcome. It is 2-4-1 on all our drinks and we offer free bar snacks! Pulled pork, Vegan Caponata, The Best Ribs, Hummous and Naan. Tuesdays are a fun night to get to know locals and visitors alike.

Co-living supper club

Supper club, once a week we try and get a crowd together to try some Bulgarian wines and eat some nice food. We cook together, we eat together, we drink together, friends are welcome! I have some great contacts in the Bulgarian wine world and can get hold of some really special wines at reasonable prices

Co-living curry night

Curry nights Once a week I cook an Indian buffet, I have lived in the sub continent for many years and cook a LEGENDARY curry. Normally it is a buffet of 4 starters and 8 different curries, half and half veg and non veg! Friends and non guests are welcome !