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    raised of €4,500.00 goal goal
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27 Donors
Raised offline: €700.00
Total: €4,185.00
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For one year now we have been building RiVER DOM - a campsite by the Danube river in the north-west part of Bulgaria. I own the land and the location is beautiful. It is very close to a river island which in the summertime bathes its glory in sandy banks, shallow waters and the sounds of soaring birds. Believe me, paddle-boarding at sunset leaves me breathless every time.

A bike path takes you to a gorgeous botanical park, dedicated to our poem-writer and revolutionist Hristo Botev. Right beside it you'll find the harbour of a national historical treasure - the ship-museum Radecki, which leaves it's dock for a short cruise at least once a month.
Only ten minutes walk from our camping site is a cozy river-view restaurant with a pool, bar and a lounge area. Down the bike path a fish restaurant is currently being built.
The place has so much potential for tourism and all the new touristic features are beautifully aligned with nature.
As you could probably tell by now I am so passionate about this place. I can't wait to share it with more people, and for this reason I am preparing a lovely camping site, where our guests can enjoy long weekends or long holidays, hopefully all year long. The place is RiVER DOM

When planning this dream place I attracted and inspired my partner. Together with our knowledge and know-how combined we felt stronger and determined to succeed with the camping venture. This project is already financially supported by a foundation called 'America for Bulgaria' with a symbolic funding which was enough to motivate us both to fully dive in. Applying for America for Bulgaria's grant and proving our reasons and points was such a thrill and I'd love to share more about it with everyone of you who is interested.
After many months of travelling to and from the capital to work, we both have moved to the future RiVER DOM location to work remotely and dedicate more time and effort to our dream. We have a tiny old villa here, and we are currently developing it in a way to be convenient for us so that we can support our business venture with our full potential.

What are we building/ installing in our camping site?:
1. A geodesic dome with 6 meters diameter aligned with a terrace.
2. A platform and a wooden wood-burning jacuzzi for 4 people.
3. Sanitary zone (shower; two WCs., two sinks, laundry machine).
4. Solar water heater, serving the sanitary area.
5. Electrical network installation of all the camping site needs.
6. 3 camper/ caravan parking spots.
7. Little outside kitchen area including camping gas hobs, little oven, kettle, coffee machine.
8. Kayaks, camping equipment, paddle boards, life vests, etc.
9. Video and photo materials, brochures, social media advertising, drone footage.
10. Fence - a sliding gate, a porch and a protective fence for the camping front site.
11. Entrance welcoming sign and a patio.

The dome, with its balcony, will be a chill out area for the guests during the summer season, and a venue for hosting different workshops and events. It will also be available for private rent along with the wood-burning jacuzzi. Our long term plans for a sustainable business are to add a small sauna and to make RiVER DOM attractive for booking in the cold months as well.

What support do we need ?

We need funding for the last two mentions in the list above - the fence with its details(a sliding gate, a porch and a protective fence for the camping front site) the patio and a welcoming sign .
All has been calculated in the project proposal for 'America for Bulgaria' foundation but the project was submitted before the so called war issue and the high inflation which keeps rising. Thankfully we could get changes in the budget approved and we manoeuvred many of our initially planned expenses but here we are needing a very important part of our venture - the fence, the porch, the sliding gate, the patio and the welcoming sign. We are not settling for a compromise on this one. For you ♥

Would you not love the idea to give your contribution for the front welcoming side of the camping? Would't it feel a little more yours in such way, give you a little pride for being a co-creator? There is nothing wrong about that - it's actually how you will help a dream project become reality. Make it your dream project, too!

Can you guys imagine that long ago when my father was a schoolboy and Bulgaria was in the Communism, he contributed to rebuilding the national historical treasure ship-museum 'Radecki' with a single brick and a piece of iron that he found in his home. Thanks to his and each of his schoolmates' small contribution now this ship is still welcoming visitors 2km away from River Dom. It's not that he understood the bigger picture back then or the Communism was fair :), but isn't it a great example of how the combined support can make a difference. Can preserve, rebuilt, initiate, stop or start processes and produce great success stories that last.

Along with the fence we will fix the alley where the caravans and campers will easily be getting in from the main road. This will be done with square parking pavement pieces, where grass and soil are growing in the open square areas, but cars and heavy vehicles can drive on. Big thin stones called 'tikli' from the Rhodopi mountains will be used to locate the three parking spots and the patio inside the camping area .
I know that some of you guys would be happy to free their agenda and come help us, making their hands dirty. However we are at a point where we would not be able to outsource work as it needs precision and timing.
We are currently at a stage where we would soooo so much appreciate financial help from like-minded people and supporters. We treasure your support and it means the world to us.
Please see the perks presented and let us know if you have a different idea of a perk for yourself - we are happy and willing to hear your suggestions.

We would love to see you at our camp opening which we are currently planing for late spring and all our supporters&friends will receive invitations.
We will never forget your contribution!

If you don't like the donation methods on this platform, feel free to use this link and send your donation through Pay Pal or Revolut

PayPal.Me/RiverDom is a secure connection to the internationally known Pay Pal platform, we have created for your contribution.

Revolut is another way to support us - revolut.me/veselkh4cz


Rewards

Visit our wood burning jacuzzi with a friend and have a glass of wine!

You, a friend the jacuzzi, the four elements and a fifth one - a glass of good wine! Be our guests and allow us to invite you to the joyful moments your mind and body deserve.

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48 hours Campground and day SPA for you and all your guests

A champagne welcome, jacuzzi time and a warmed relaxing dome area for your chill time. We will be happy to host You and your friends and family at RiVER DOM. Your bookings will be taken with priority and gratitude.

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Camping for 2 month in a tent for up to 4 people expenses included

Be welcome to stay in RiVER DOM for up to two months (time frame is your choice) using all the campground area for your comfort - kitchen, electricity, water etc. You will be warmly welcome to join any events taking place in the camping.

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Equipment for your joyful outdoor summer

2 month free usage of our camp ground tent spot(size according to your needs) and equipment, such us wakeboards, safety gear, paddle boards, kayaks and electric bikes booked with a very high priority. The two months can be booked separately. Help us with 500euro and this will give you 1 flexible month with this perk.

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Free parking for 2 people with a camper van, expenses included

You are welcome to stay in RiVER DOM for a summer season (July - September), using all the campground area for your comfort - kitchen, electricity, water etc. You will be warmly welcome to join any events taking place in the camping.

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Fundraising Team

A passionate entrepreneur & co-founder of RiVER DOM - a soon to be opened Campground & Day SPA. I will call my camp venture a great success story.

A passionate entrepreneur & co-founder of RiVER DOM - a soon to be opened Campground & Day SPA. I will call my camp venture a great success story.

  • Todor Ivanov
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  • Manufacturing Manager and Building Coordinator
  • Veselka Velcheva
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  • CEO and Production Manager

Donors

  • Guest
  • Donated on Apr 30, 2023
€50.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Apr 30, 2023
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  • Stelios Voutsas
  • Donated on Apr 30, 2023
€100.00
Mar 24

We are half way there you guys!!! 🥰💸💳

Update posted by Veselka Velcheva at 08:29 pm
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We are sooo thrilled to have each and everyone's contribution so cheers to you for your big outdoor-loving hearts 💕 For your support in this challenging moment you are forever part of our camping family and very precious guests❕We have one month more to reach our crowdfunding's goal so that. . . . .

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27 donors
  • Guest
  • Donated on Apr 30, 2023
€50.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Apr 30, 2023
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  • Stelios Voutsas
  • Donated on Apr 30, 2023
€100.00
  • Mimi M
  • Donated on Apr 29, 2023
  • Can't wait to see this 😍 успех във всичко

€100.00
  • PETYA Petkova
  • Donated on Apr 29, 2023
  • Good luck guys <3

€85.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 29, 2023
  • To support your dreams with love x

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 22, 2023
€50.00
  • Stelios Voutsas
  • Donated on Apr 12, 2023
€100.00
  • Marta
  • Donated on Apr 07, 2023
  • Хайде, късмет!!!

€100.00
  • Fadi Bishara
  • Donated on Apr 01, 2023
€100.00
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€3,485.00
raised of €4,500.00 goal
77% Funded
27 Donors
Raised offline: €700.00
Total: €4,185.00

Help this ongoing fundraising campaign by making a donation and spreading the word.