Small is beautiful organic CSA vegetable farm with a view on the Carpathians, Romania

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Romania

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    07/01/2020

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    Our farm is a CSA (community supported agriculture). We produce veggies for our 30 participating families living n the nearby town of Sibiu. Also we sell on the weekly farmers market. We are a dutch couple, happily landed in Transylvania.

    We are mainly self supporting and enjoy having guests and helpers. There still is a lot to develop. We plan to build a woodshed this summer and a summerkitchen. Our raspberry and blackcurrant plantations need attention too.

    From our yard you can see the magnificent Carpathians, we are quite close to Transfagarasian highway. The village is quiet and peaceful. A stream flows at our doorstep. You can make wonderful hikes in your free time and meet our nice villagers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    You can learn a lot about growing vegetables and berries. My husband is a birdwatcher, you can learn a lot from him and he enjoys company hiking in the forest, searching for eagles nests. As we often have more volunteers, they can practice cultural exchange by conversating, or cooking.

  • Help

    Help

    We have a farm, not a project :), so sometimes it is hard work, for example when we make hay or weed our vegetables in the summer heat. In general we need positive, healthy volunteers. Sense of humour, independance and creativity are important to us.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Romanian: Fluent
    French: Beginner
    Sami: Beginner
    Swedish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Depending on the actual situation and other guests: private room, loft 'hostel' bed, tent.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nature!
    We have a train stop at 3km from our farm. It is on the line between historic towns Sibiu and Brasov.

  • 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

  • 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

Happiness, pumpkins!
Vegetable plot.
Preparing veggie boxes.
Pumpkins, an important crop.
pumpkin harvest.
Raspberry party, already a tradition, in august.
Colourful productivity.
Raspberry picking, nice job for a volunteer.
Green manure and bee-fun.

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Host ref number: 167856618937