Help on a lavender farm in the beautiful countryside of Kalotaszeg, Romania



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    We lately moved out to the beautiful countryside of Kalotaszeg in the village Magyarkapus (Capusu Mare) from Cluj - quite a big city, the capital of Transylvania. We run a lavender business from fieldwork at our plantation, through harvesting and preparing, to manufacturing an endless number of products out of lavender. This includes gastronomy, wellness, natural remedies, design and decoration as well as crazy ideas for new ways of usage. Besides lavender an increasing number of healing plants find their place on our field and on the surrounding hills.
    After falling in love with the village Capusu Mare and its surroundings, we decided to leave behind the city, so we bought a mansion with 900 sqm land. A house with a family history, a beautiful yard, vineyard, barn, orchard and the best neighbors you can ever imagine welcomed us and wait for care, restoration and love. In this process and environment we welcome your help in so many ways.
    In exchange we can offer you the spiritual richness of working at the countryside coming together with harmony, love, nature, honest people. As a bonus you can teach us something we don't know. Accommodation, very good and delicious food, the opportunity of learning romanian and hungarian languages and cuisine, as well as nice talks are basic goods at our place.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The historical region of Kalotaszeg is almost untouched by 21st century's technical and urban development. A multicultural environment where honesty, open-heartness are traditionally kept even nowadays, Friendly, welcoming villagers interact with you with kindness and stability. You can learn here the oldest practices in agriculture, housekeeping and traditional way of living, most of all the basics of true and honest life values. Also the dialect is kept alive, as well as traditional costumes. The surrounding mountains hide beautiful hiking trails, woods full of mushrooms, brooks and small wild animals.

  • Help


    Permaculture, building natural home, stovebuilding, landwork on the lavender field, renovating/transforming a barn into a house, landscaping, gardening, watering

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hungarian: Fluent
    Romanian: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    By your choice: separate room in the main house, in hay in the barn or in a tent in the orchard. Bathroom with WC and outside toilet are both available.
    I'm so much surprised of the high number of those youth who face allergic problems and who are vegan, it's something completely new for me, here we don't have so many allergic people as well as only a few of us are vegan, and even those are not that strict - as far as I know. So I'm really open to this subject to see how can you manage and what are the solutions. Probably the food for those of you with allergies will be prepared and treated by yourself, as I have no experience in this and of course none of us wants to create problems. Thank you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The village Capusu Mare (Magyarkapus) is 25 km distance from Cluj (the nest of well-known international festivals such as TIFF, UNTOLD, Electric Castle, STREETFOOD), on route E60. Bus or hitchhike available any time. In the immediate surroundings we have beautiful hiking possibilities, within 10 km are the mountains of Gilau and lakes, within 50 km gorges and natural reservations, spa.

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    A little more information

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    • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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