Would you like to help us build our organic houses in Transylvania?

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  • Description


    We're living in Transylvania in a beautiful village near Cluj. We're building Organic houses the traditional way like people did hundreds of years ago. We use wood and straw walls with organic plaster completely handmade.
    The houses are high quality constructed and for anyone interested in this kind of construction an opportunity to learn more about this.

    The area is stunning and a blessing for nature lovers. Long walks, mountain biking, horse trails (on our own horses) or off road trips are a must. A fishing lake is nearby. The weather in summer is excellent for all of this. There are a lot of cultural / historical places to visit in a close distance like; the old city center, churches, museums, botanical garden, salt mines/lakes etc. Also we have the old village museum where you can see houses from the long past.
    The swimmingpool is on 5 min. walking distance.

    For the ones who like to party in the free time, Cluj is about 20 minutes away and with 100.000 students from all over the world and hundreds of bars and clubs, having a good nightlife is no problem. (transport available and the taxi is cheap)
    We like good, honest food; a nice breakfast and fresh warm lunch/dinner will be prepared for you everyday, served in our garden with fireplace or inside the house. You will be staying in a small house with heathing together with 4 other persons

    The airport is on a 25 minutes distance. You'll find the bus and railway station downtown Cluj.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
  • 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
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    You'll help us with the construction of the organic houses; making the straw walls, organic plastering and everything that comes with it.
    Also there is plenty of work to do arround the house like collecting woods, maintenance, gardening etc

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation will be in a 1, 2 or 4 pers tent incl mattrasses, sleepingbags etc on a very nice spot at the property. Of course badroom with toilet and shower is available. Fresh breakfast/lunch/dinner will be served, vegetables and fruit from our own garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are lucky to have a great place with plenty of garden, a cat, dogs, horses, donkeys and goats all in a natural environment. You can find your rest and chill somewhere at the property or be busy all day - there is always something to do ;)

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 263185985493

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