Help at our farmhouse in the heart of Transylvania, Romania

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Romania

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  • Description

    Description

    We bought a farmhouse in the heart of Transylvania, close to Viscri, where Prince Charles is very engaged and supportive.
    The area is really beautiful, with lots of nature, hills and forests, cows and sheep on the grasslands, as well as multiculturalism, a rich history, unique fortified churches and hospitable people.
    We are a couple, transforming a property into a guesthouse and cultural center but there is a lot of work to do. We are struggling with doing everything by ourselves, so every help would be highly appreciated. It start's with the usual farming/gardening works, but could be also help with digging in the ground, renovating some rooms, scratching off paint of the walls, painting walls, doors, windows, splitting wood and stuff like that. It's a beautiful area, a bit remote but very close to a main road with bus stop and we are trying to have everything done as natural and authentic as possible.
    Food and accomodation are provided. You can stay for a few days, preferably min. a week, up to a few weeks or even a few months. We're pretty flexible and totally open-minded. No discrimination whatsoever because of race, gender, sexual identity, etc.!
    Please contact me for further details.
    Looking forward to meet you!
    Uwe & George

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Travellers could learn a lot about history and culture of the german minority in Transylvania/Romania.
    We will try to get help from local NGOs with teaching traditional ways of building, farming, making bread, pottery, and lots more.

  • Help

    Help

    Basically it is gardening and farming and help with renovation works.
    Please ask for details and provide your experience, so i will be able to get back to you! Many thanks!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Romanian: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Beginner
    Hungarian: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Would love to learn spanish.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Until the guestrooms will be ready, Workawayers will be able to use them, sometimes maybe all by themselves, but if more volunteers/workers are coming, they might have to share their rooms. Bathroom is improvised but functional. There will be one bathroom on the hallway and a bathroom in the yard for camping guests (or people who prefer sleeping outside, in nature - tents can be provided).
    Please be aware of the fact that it's a working site with dust and dirt and that we're heating with wood, which sometimes means smoke (at least until the fire gets started) and bringing in/chopping wood.
    Of course food is provided too. Sometimes you will cook for yourself, but we try to cook together as well to give you a taste of local cuisine.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Many nice walks through forests and over hills are possible in the area, there's a great bike path through the neighbouring villages. Beautiful Sighișoara (UNESCO World Heritage) is just 25-30 mins. away.

  • 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

    We have optic fiber, so internet connection is really good. However, if we're working from home too, the connection slows down. nevertheless it's great to be at the countryside, surrounded by beautiful nature and still being connected with the world quite fast.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is not much space, however one campervan fits easily in the courtyard.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have a cat and two dogs at the moment. They get along well with other animals and unless your pets are aggressive or not easygoing with other pets, it won't be a problem to accept your pets too.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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