Join our self-sufficient family farm and learn how to homestead in Transylvania, Romania

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Romania

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are small family farm in the heart of Transylvania, run by me (Lavinia) and my son Joel. Since 1999 we have built the small organic farm from the ground up, and although we made some changes over the years, we strive to be as self sufficient and sustainable as possible. We have 2 dairy cows, Malva and Rosina, whose milk we turn into varying delicious dairy products (soft and hard cheese, yogurts, cream and butter), chicken, a dog, and three cats.
    We have a big garden that requires much work and dedication, we use heirloom seeds and help preserve local varieties. Every spring we harvest rose petals from our small damascus rose plantation and turn them into rose jam and other products.

    On our farm we have received volunteers from other platforms since 2004 and have enjoyed making friends and meaningful connections with people all over the world. The exchange of ideas, knowledge and culture that come with welcoming people into our family has enriched our lives. We can welcome a couple or a single person at a time, as we have one small room to provide as accommodation.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    If you are interested in homesteading skills you will benefit greatly from your stay with us, as we strive to be as self sufficient as possible. Among others you can learn and improve your:...
    gardening
    animal husbandry
    milk processing
    preserving
    bread making
    field work
    ...skills.

    We also speak several languages (romanian, german, english, some hungarian).

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    You will be welcome to participate in whatever areas interest you most, as we are very eager to include you in our family life. The activities vary from season to season of course, in general we need help with tending to the garden and the animals e.g. sowing, weeding, harvesting, mucking out, milking feeding, and of course the general upkeep of the farm, mending fences, building enclosures. We process the milk and produce ourselves, so activities like cheese making, butter churning, baking and preserving are also areas where you can help with.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Romanian: Fluent
    Hungarian: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will sleep in a room in our house. There is hot water and and wifi in the house. We invite you to share meals with us, and to participate in the preparing of the food. As we are a diary farm and grow our own fruits and vegetables we can adjust to your diet, but keep in mind that it would be difficult to provide for exclusively vegan diets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The closest train station is in Medias, a medieval town 7 km from our village. In the villages around, there are fortified churches that you can visit and trails that you can hike.

  • 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

    There is a wifi and ethernet connection as well as coffee available.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    In our courtyard we have space for a campervan and you can use our utilities inside (bathroom, toilet, kitchen) and compost toilet outside.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Pets are welcome outside only. Should get along with our pets (cats and dog).

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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



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