Reconstruction of a cob house 🏠 in Cahul, Moldova



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    I am an artist from Moldova , for the last 10 years i lived in USA, in Vermont. We have a house in Moldova that we inherited our great-grandparent's house .It is around 100 years old,we want to rebuild it and transform it in a museum. looking for help. I will be working on the project for the next 2 years. Will be doing exterior and interior work . I am also planing to organize the garden.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    🏠You will learn about cob and clay building .Traditionaly houses where build by families not by construction teams. They were putting all the love and good intentions in the building , so the new families moving in will be safe and happy.
    🍲 If passionate about cooking we will teach you a lot about our traditional cuisine, how we make home made cheese , bread , soups and much more.
    🎨I am an artist , if you have any interest in learning art, to draw or paint let, me know I will happily share my experience with you.

    🌼🌿Are you interested in Herbal Medicine?
    We can share our traditional herbs and ways to prepare them.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have a house that we inherited from my grandaunt , a house where my grandgrandparents hided a lot of people during the second world war . i want to rebuild it and looking for help.
    If you know anything about construction you are welcomed. The house was built in a traditional way a sustainable eco-organic house. Build with cob and clay , wood and straw!
    DIY and building projects, art projects, gardening

    🏚️ Right now we are finishing with the roof . Next we Will be working on the walls. The clay technique is very fun because in old
    times , families will get together and build houses , sing.
    🍀Also we grow our food in the garden. So we will definitely need help with it .

    🥗🍲We love cooking our traditional food and will happily share that with you.

    🌿🌼We love herbal medicine. So during the summer we will take time to gather our herbs. We will appreciate your help in joining us .

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Moldavian: Fluent
    Romanian: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I love languages! 💕I would happily share my language with all of those interested! Also excited to learn something new ☺️.

  • Accommodation


    You will be staying in our house. You will have your own room . Food will be provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In our days off we will visit local wineries and museums . There are buses available from our house to the city.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 434876841926



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