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Help with our animals and learn about agriculture in the beautiful hills of Transylvania, Romania

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    We offer you an unforgettable and valuable experience. Become part of a unique project for a while!
    Originally we are from Germany and moved to Romania. Our family (married couple 50 years old and our son 27 years old) create a unique place for animals, plants and people in the midst of the fabulously beautiful Transylvanian hilly landscape. This is the place where you can experience in real life, what it means to be part of the bigger picture.

    Our family also includes numerous rare breed horses, goats, dogs, cats and chickens. Together we build a new home in the midst of nature for all of our animals and for ourselves. The horses are breeding and therapy horses, not for riding or dressage. For this purpose, we will create a wide variety of fruit and vegetable gardens using various organic cultivation types, as well as others such as a medicinal herb garden, a food forest and many more.
    All proceeds from the gardens are for family and animals (also family members) use only. No products will be sold.

    As the management of the farm is very complex and sometimes requires longer training periods, a minimum stay of 1 month is therefore necessary, but we generally prefer longer stays between 3 - 12 months or open end when it fits for both sides.

    We are also especially looking for helpers who have craft training and experience, as there are always many things to create here.

    If you are especially enthusiastic about horses, you can apply as a helper / trainee. Your tasks will then be the general caring for the horses. Experience with horses is helpful, but more importantly you should be willing to dedicate yourself to the welfare of the horses and wanting to learn to live together in harmony without pressure and at equilibrium. Your minimum stay should be 6 months if you want to work in the horse sector.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    With us you will learn a lot of different things. Starting with ancient knowledge about medicinal plants, organic horticulture, edible wild plants, non-violent treatment of animals and much more. We have start to grown our own fruits and vegetables and will try to buy as less as possible in the supermarket.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for helping hands to create several gardens, lakes, construction of stables, other buildings and fences. We are also looking for helpers, who will help us with the care of our animals.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    As accommodation, we provide you a small apartment or one of two rooms in a house in the nearby village.
    Each Workawayer has her/his own (big) sleeping room. In the smaller apartment is a bathroom for your only use, in the house are 2 sleeping rooms and they have to share together this bathroom there.
    In this house is a big kitchen with a dining area for communal meals.

    Regarding cooking: If a workawayer has passion for cooking, we will be very thankful! If not, of course we will cook together or only us as well!
    If you have any intolerances or allergies, please let us know!

    Internet is available there free of charge and without restrictions.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On days off, you have the opportunity to relax in the most beautiful natural surroundings, to hike, to spend the day with the animals, but also, if desired, to visit beautiful old towns nearby such as Brasov, Sibiu or observe wild brown bears in the Carpathians. We are used to do sightseeing tours with our guests.

  • 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

    Internet is available in accommodation

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 163273388526

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