Traditional living in Eastern Europe near Timisoara, Romania

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Romania

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    22/02/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
    We live in a (still) traditional village surrounded by hills and forests where time goes in a different pace. For many years our household was part of an intentional community group that has unfortunately dismantled in 2017. However, we keep on our beliefs and values and go on experimenting simplicity with permaculture and technology, weaving a social web of people interested in alternative living.

    Since 2009 the farm has known different stages, ups and downs, including the SARS-Cov2 restrictictions. For 2021 the focus will be on further optimisation for a low maintenance approach and maximising perrenial crops.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a multiethnic village in Western Romania (Serbian and Romanian population) along with some newcomers from the nearby city Timisoara, Germany, Belgium and France. The locals are friendly and willing to interact with international visitors. The travellers can learn here about Banat area as an interesting historic experiment of co-habitation by people of different ethnic backgrounds as well as about new nomads searches (that included both failures and successes) for a balanced lifestyle. The nearby city of Timisoara is interesting to visit and to experience contemporary culture, as the city is preparing to be European Capital of Culture in 2023.

  • Help

    Help

    The typical tasks we need help with - gardening (March to September), picking fruits and canning, small renovation work (plastering with lime and sand, small buildings and repairs such as renewing a toilet or a shed), occasionally helping with tourists that visit the farm, organizing activities with kids in the village.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Romanian: Fluent
    Amharic: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    - In the cold season a room with two places in bunk beds for helpers & other visitors;
    - in the summer accommodation is provided in a summer cabin or a tent;
    - facilities: compost toilet outside; indoor bath; washing machine;

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Time off activities: we have a cinema system with many documentaries; lots of books on Permaculture and sustainable living; materials to learn Romanian (for those who wish so). Bikes for trips around the village. On weekends volunteers may choose to go to Timisoara, the next big city where there are lots of entertainment possibilities.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Decent fiber connection, possible to work online for digital nomads

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Parking space in the garden with access to indoor facilities.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We got to male dogs that are rather territorial, some time and patience is needed to make all pets friends to eachother.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
















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