Unspoiled nature, silence, and freedom in Fain Campground in the Carpathian Mountain range, Salard, Romania




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    Hy I'm George and "Fain" campground it's my life dream project. Fain in Romanian means beautiful, pretty. In 2017 I managed to buy a nice meadow on a valley at the border of two mountain ranges in the northern Carpathians.
    The campground has been open for two years, in this time we managed to build a tavern where our guests can chill, drink a coffee/beer, or read a book on a cold winter day next to the fireplace. We have an interior kitchen and two rooms (+1 caravan) for volunteers.
    On the Campground, we have 4 doom tents, 6 canvas tents, 1 bubble tent, and Manfred's house. Manfred, it's a carpenter who visited us trough work away and built the cabin, we decided to name it after him.
    Also, we have a Grill zone which we managed to upgrade this spring and next to it we have 2 bandstands where people can eat, write, etc if it's rainy or too sunny.
    A great achievement for this year was finishing the bathrooms.
    We are animal friendly, currently, we have 3 dogs and 2 cats, they bring only joy in our camping.

    In the summer the campground can be a really busy, so help would be greatly valued.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The team will receive you with the typical Romanian hospitality, and you will feel at home. Daily you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the guests of the campground. You will also have a glimpse of how the locals manage to live the mountain life.

  • Help


    After the season starts, the campground can be a really active place. We are a popular campground in Romania therefore, we have a lot of guests, especially in the summertime. We need help in 3 main categories.
    We are in search of a receptionist, a host who can help the guests, check-in/check-out, show around in the campground. If you are an energic person with great people skills, it's the right job for you.
    Another important area we need to cover its general maintenance. Muscles needed for this job. Keep the campsite clean, mow the lawn, cutting and caring-firewood, prepare wood for the campfire.
    Last but not least we also need a trustworthy person for cleaning the tents and laundry work.
    We are sure you will have a great experience.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Romanian, English, German, Hungarian

  • Accommodation


    Our staff is very important for us, therefore we try to create the best environment for them. Last year we managed to upgrade our house to accommodate more volunteers. You will sleep in a heated room, on comfy mattresses. If you are a couple you will receive a caravan to sleep in. We also build a bathroom for our staff. Food will be provided, and in the kitchen, you can cook.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The campsite is situated in the mountains, therefore there are a lot of hiking trails around the campground. Romania it's well known for its fauna, so if you have a camera, this place will be your little heaven.
    Close to the campsite, it's an important historical place, a part of the frontline in the second world war, where you can still find bunkers, trenches, and abandoned weapon depots.
    If you would like to visit the nearby cities, we will help you with logistics.
    The campground also offers a great place to relax. We have great games, hammocks, a reading spot and a tavern where you can make new friends.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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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