Off-grid house sitting, natural building and permaculture projects in Transylvania, Romania

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    Nature is not an option, it is the first choice.

    ***Introduction
    I am Tudor (41), a human that chose to leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and find harmony by living a simple life in the heart of nature.

    I live in an earthbag house designed by me using the hyperadobe technique and built with the help of family, friends and many volunteers. Up to this point the house is weather tight, has water, electricity, heating, and a kitchen.

    Although I am a beginner in gardening I produce some of the vegetables I eat. As I am striving to live in harmony with nature, I enrich the local biodiversity by planting trees, shrubs and other plants, and responsibly managing the land.

    Because inevitably I will not be able to produce everything I need, I will use barter where possible, and as a source of income I will propose activities that will involve nature such as traditional arts and crafts workshops, practical workshops on building with natural materials, retreats and summer camps for kids.

    However, not everything revolves around money, so I am waiting for you to visit for a day, a week or a month, as a volunteer; to feel the flavor of living in nature, to share experiences and to learn from each other.

    Looking forward to meet you! :)


    ***Future
    I love this place and the little that I have at this point. But I am an architect after all, so I love building. I have plans for several other buildings made of straw, cob, light clay straw, and one made in a modular system. I will also love to do permaculture, have a forest garden, a greenhouse and manage an eco cemetery forest.


    ***Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
    You will have the opportunity to spend time in nature and experiîence the beauty of a simple life. My home is located in a remote location in Mureș County, in an area with a majority Hungarian population. I have no close neighbors and we are surrounded by forests, meadows and a river.

    I would like to find out your story and tell you mine, stay around a campfire singing and playing musical instruments, talking about books, philosophy, traveling, hiking, biking, and sometimes just listen to silence.

    You can practice languages like Romanian and English that I speak very well, French and German that I speak a little and also the language of other volunteers.

    Hopefully there will be other volunteers at the same time so we can learn from each other and enjoy their company.


    ***Accommodation and food
    Depending on the season:
    -there is a loft available inside the house perfect for two;
    -the bench of the mass rocket stove perfect for two;
    -a camping bed perfect for one;
    -several tents, sleeping mats and sleeping bags good for one or two.

    At the moment I have a kitchen with cold running water, a gas cooking top, electricity from solar panels, wi-fi internet access, a mass rocket stove for heating, and an outdoor compost toilet.

    I provide 2 mostly vegan meals per day and cooking is done by rotation. I am a flexible vegan so I can provide milk and cheese from my neighbors or local products depending on the season.


    ***Help needed
    Scroll down to the activity that best matches you and tell me about it in a message. I will add and delete items on this list during the year so if you find my project and are an opportunity please revisit. I will be more than happy to hear from you. :)


    ***What else
    My land is 3 and 5km away from the nearest villages (Ghindari 5km and Solanndlocma 3km) and you are welcome to use my bicycles to explore the area.
    If you would like to visit a more populated areas there is Sovata, Târgu Mureș, Sighișoara, Regin, Praid, Corund, Crișeni and many others.

    Sovata is a popular health resort and is 15 km away by bus from Ghindari. Here you can walk around several salt lakes like Lacul Ursu (The Bair lake) , take a boat on Lacul Tineretului (youth Lake), hike around the salt mountain, and take a ride on Mocăniță (a steam train), have a bath in salted water outside in a lake or inside at a spa..

    Târgu Mureș is the seat of Mureș County in the historical region of Transylvania and is 45km away by bus from Ghindari. Here you can visit the old fortification complex, the arts museum and the hall of stained glass windows, go to classical music concerts in the opera house or to the theater.

    Sighișoara is a very old medieval town 1 hour away by car. Here you can visit an old town up on a hill still surrounded by fortification walls and all of the towers. There are churches, schools, restaurants, souvenir shops and a great cemetery with a beautiful view of the surrounding area.

    Reghin is a small town 1 hour away by car. Here you can visit a violin museum and factory.

    Praid is a salt mine 1 hour away by car. Is a tourist destination and a health resort.

    Corund is a craft village 1 hour away by car. They are specialized in pottery and with dome luck we can visit a workshop to see how it is done.

    Crișeni is a small village 30 minutes away by car. In here they have a straw hat museum. The craft is alive and they are still creating hats from straw of a special wheat that they plant each year.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kunstprojekte
    Sprachpraxis
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Unterrichten
    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Hausarbeiten

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele
    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Geschlechtergleichstellung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    You will have the opportunity to spend time in nature and experiîence the beauty of a simple life. My home is located in a remote location in Mureș County, in an area with a majority Hungarian population. I have no close neighbors and we are surrounded by forests, meadows and a river.

    I would like to find out your story and tell you mine, stay around a campfire singing and playing musical instruments, talking about books, philosophy, traveling, hiking, biking, and sometimes just listen to silence.

    You can practice languages like Romanian and English that I speak very well, French and German that I speak a little and also the language of other volunteers.

    Hopefully there will be other volunteers at the same time so we can learn from each other and enjoy their company.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    Scroll down to the activity that best matches you and tell me about it in a message. I will add and delete items on this list during the year so if you find my project and are an opportunity please revisit. I will be more than happy to hear from you. :)

    *Teaching Hungarian
    2-4 weeks anytime 2022
    easy but patience is required
    I live in an area with a majority Hungarian population but since I am not from here I do not know the language. I know numbers, colors, food items and greeting people, but that is not enough for me. Speaking every day with someone for several hours will be of great help. We should find activities around the house so learning will be a hands-on experience.

    *Setting up the garden
    2-4 weeks in may-june 2022
    specialized work that i will help you with while learning
    I created some raised beds a few years back and I add over them each year leaves, straw and manure. But the soil has high clay content, the area is pretty cold, and I am not a good gardener since my eyesight is not that good. So if we can set up the garden together it will be great. If your schedule will allow a longer stay it will be even greater .
    In the last few years I have grown potatoes, beans, celery, pumpkins, zucchini, eggplants, cucumbers, some tomatoes and many others that did not grow.

    *Cooking vegan or vegetarian food
    1-2 weeks at events during june-september 2022
    independent specialized work
    I will organize workshops where we will build with natural materials. During the workshops (1-2 weeks each) there will be around 10 people that we have to provide food for. So your task will be to buy and prepare the food. Ideally this will be a job for two so a couple will work. Some products will be available locally but for some you will need to go by car/bus, so a driver license will be nice to have. I eat mostly simple vegan foods, but some may like dairy products or eggs so let's try to be flexible.

    *Foto and video editing
    1-2 weeks at events during june-september 2022
    independent specialized work
    I will organize workshops where we will build with natural materials. During the workshops (1-2 weeks each) I will not have the time, or the available hands to document the event. Your task is to be there during work hours and take pictures and make videos. I would like to post a small video update at the end of each day and at the end of the event I would like to have pictures to write detailed articles, and you to create a video documentary with slow motions, cuttings from the workshop, interviews, leisure moments, etc. I don't have much to work with, so will have to manage with your devices and software.

    *Small project - Building and insulating floors
    2 weeks february-june 2022
    easy work in front of the fire
    The wooden floors are raised 20 cm from the ground. In this space we will need to add sheep wool. We can build a small section of this floor in one room. After that we need to clean and fluff sheep wool and when we have enough we open the wooden boards, put all in over a vapor barrier, and we are finished.

    *Small project - Electrical wiring
    1 week march- may 2022
    delicate work on a ladder
    In February I will buy a li-ion battery from an electric car. The solar panels, the solar charge controller and most of the conduits are in ace. So all we have to do is to put the wires in the walls and set up a 12v DC electrical panel.

    *Small project - The gabions
    1-2 weeks april-may 2022
    hard work involving moving stones
    Gabions are wire mesh boxes created to hold a river bank. The boxes are created and in place. The stones are 30m away from the river side. I will hire a small truck to bring us the stone close to the river bank. It will take a long time since the stones must be laid inside the gabion one by one, like a jigsaw puzzle.

    *Small project - Rebuild the roof of the bath house
    1 week april-may 2022
    might be tedious but not hard work
    The bath house is a small 3x3m structure built between some old trees that host toilets, showers and sinks. The roof was built using improper soft wood so we have to tear it down, bring beech wood from the forest, cover everything with branches, add water proofing and then a green roof.

    *Small project - Burying the root cellar
    1 week june-september 2022
    team work involving moving a lot of earth
    The root cellar was built inside a cliff face. After I finished building it a gap remained in the back and on one side. Some earth must be moved there but uphill with buckets since it is not possible to access it with a digger or a wheelbarrow.

    *Small project - External insulation and plastering
    1-2 weeks august september 2022
    easy work on a ladder
    Most of the house is buried so no thermal insulation was applied. But the south side of the house has a very small area of thin earthbag walls(50cm) so it must be insulated. After we insulate these walls we will render them in lime plaster and then coat them in linseed oil so it will be rain proof.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Romanian: Fließend
    Französisch: Gute Kenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    I will love to learn Hungarian since i live in an are with majority Hungarian population. I will also love to brush up my frenc that o did not use for the last 20 years.

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    Depending on the season:
    -there is a loft available inside the house perfect for two;
    -the bench of the mass rocket stove perfect for two;
    -a camping bed perfect for one;
    -several tents, sleeping mats and sleeping bags good for one or two.

    At the moment I have a kitchen with cold running water, a gas cooking top, electricity from solar panels, wi-fi internet access, a mass rocket stove for heating, and an outdoor compost toilet.

    I provide 2 mostly vegan meals per day and cooking is done by rotation. I am a flexible vegan so I can provide milk and cheese from my neighbors or local products depending on the season.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    My land is 3 and 5km away from the nearest villages (Ghindari 5km and Solanndlocma 3km) and you are welcome to use my bicycles to explore the area.
    If you would like to visit a more populated areas there is Sovata, Târgu Mureș, Sighișoara, Regin, Praid, Corund, Crișeni and many others.

    Sovata is a popular health resort and is 15 km away by bus from Ghindari. Here you can walk around several salt lakes like Lacul Ursu (The Bair lake) , take a boat on Lacul Tineretului (youth Lake), hike around the salt mountain, and take a ride on Mocăniță (a steam train), have a bath in salted water outside in a lake or inside at a spa..

    Târgu Mureș is the seat of Mureș County in the historical region of Transylvania and is 45km away by bus from Ghindari. Here you can visit the old fortification complex, the arts museum and the hall of stained glass windows, go to classical music concerts in the opera house or to the theater.

    Sighișoara is a very old medieval town 1 hour away by car. Here you can visit an old town up on a hill still surrounded by fortification walls and all of the towers. There are churches, schools, restaurants, souvenir shops and a great cemetery with a beautiful view of the surrounding area.

    Reghin is a small town 1 hour away by car. Here you can visit a violin museum and factory.

    Praid is a salt mine 1 hour away by car. Is a tourist destination and a health resort.

    Corund is a craft village 1 hour away by car. They are specialized in pottery and with dome luck we can visit a workshop to see how it is done.

    Crișeni is a small village 30 minutes away by car. In here they have a straw hat museum. The craft is alive and they are still creating hats from straw of a special wheat that they plant each year.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    If you are a webdesigner, foto or video editor or a jurnalist you will be more then welcome. Your knoledge will be of great value to my activiities of bloging and vloging

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    The a big parking are that you can use and the roar is ok

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    We are happy to welcome pets as long as they are friendly with other animals as we already have 2 dogs, 6 puppys and 5 cats.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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