We are a family of five members, who moved at the beginning of 2020 from Bucharest to the countryside, in Prahova country. From this year we start anew in a mountain setting, in Nucșoara, Argeș County, where we are currently camping during summer. We have a 4800 sq m plot of land that we want to transform into an oasis of permaculture and ecological living, with time, For starters, we will begin with constructing our house and taking care of the weeds, trees and creating fun space for our children.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Those who come to us will enjoy a beautiful area, at the foot of the Făgăraș mountains, with meadows and forests. In the heart of the locality is the karst lake Învârtita. The town is known for the resistance movement from the beginning of the communist period (Elisabeta Rizea Memorial House), but also for its traditions (woodworking, weaving, customs, and Christian traditions). We will create a place that will not disturb the history of the place, but that will remind people of the strong connection with the nature of our ancestors. We will offer travelers the opportunity to learn various techniques essential for an autonomous life, permaculture, or natural construction.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We need people who share the values of permaculture and sustainable and regenerative living. We do not need professional knowledge in the field of construction or agriculture, but the desire to work with nature and the materials it offers us.
We'll need help for building different wooden structures on the land (fence, tool shed, outdoor kitchen, lumber shed, etc.) and for building a small house using timber framing and light straw clay techniques. Also, if you prefer smaller tasks, you can do cooking, or babysit our 3 small girls (6m, +3y, +5y). Depending on your arrival, you will help with one of these projects.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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Accommodation will be in the tents provided by us. We will provide mattresses and sleeping bags. Unfortunately, we are still waiting to have running water, currently, we are taking it from our neighbors. We only have electricity in the big tent where we are staying, but we could extend it if needed. This year we will start with the construction of the toilet and shower (June). Food supplies will be provided by us (local products, or store goods), and cooking will be shared. Please note that there are bears in the region. Generally, bears do not attack humans though :)
Guided hikes can be arranged, or marked hills and trails can be traversed. The town is located between two rivers (Doamnei and Vâlsan). Nearby are the Corbii de Piatră monastery (founded in the 14th century on the oldest cave settlement in Romania), the Curtea de Argeș monastery (16th century), and many other cultural and natural treasures.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
You can work in the shade of our walnut trees, or in a tent . For the moment we can only offer our mobile hotspot connection
we can provide space on our property
There are stray dogs in the area and a dog on our property.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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