Live an authentic experience with our family in a unique village, Vidra, Romania

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  • Last activity: 23 Mar 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are life enthusiasts, a young family with hopes and dreams like any other, recently fulfilling our dream to live an authentic life in a place we consider a piece of heaven.

    Vidra, a picturesque Romanian village, surrounded by rolling hills and sheltered by the foothills of the Apuseni Mountains is the place we now call home.

    We invite you where there is time to hear the forests whisper and birds sing their songs, where the sun goes down and paints the sky, where roosters wake you up early in the morning, in a place where you feel most alive. At least we do..

    The village’s uniqueness is due to the fact that it has remained mostly unchanged, like it stood hundreds of years ago. All the surrounding elements – The Apuseni mountains with their mystic atmosphere, the hills that come together and expand as far as the eyes can see, the unpolluted air, the completely natural foods and old varieties of fruit trees, the village’s social structure, the ancient habits and customs – greatly contributed to the preserving of the archaic village.

    The area with high natural value and full of biodiversity has its quiet rhythm that carries over. People here live a simple yet fulfilling life, traditional agriculture close to nature being their general occupation.

    The village’s rustic aura is well-kept thanks to some elements which can rarely be found in today’s modern society: horse drawn carriages as means of transportation for short distances, fountains from the villagers’ yards as a perfect source for fresh and natural water, cows feeding freely on the surrounding hills, a wooden church dating back to the 1700s.

    Our lovely home is located on one of the two hills the village stretches on and has a beautiful wide view of the surrounding mountains, cradled by orchards, small fields, untouched natural areas and some really nice neighbours.

    We are so looking forward to explore together everything this magical place has to offer.

    Lots of love,

    Alexandra, Codrin & Rafael

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - Live an authentic experience in a unique romanian village, which has remained mostly unchanged, like it stood hundreds of years ago
    - Discover surrounding areas and their beauty
    - Learn practical skills to do around the house
    - Eat organic/traditional local food
    - Enjoy good company
    - Work smart (make country work efficient)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    With some on-going projects and many others on their way, we would be glad to share our experience here with you.
    Help is needed in the following areas

    - Around the house (e.g. fence maintenance)
    - Orchard cleaning and maintenance (hay moving, maintenance of fruit trees)
    - Gardening (organic gardening)
    - Young forest maintenance
    - Food preservation
    - Wood cracking
    - Flower garden maintenance
    - Picking apples & nuts (+other seasonal activities, like wild mushrooms picking)
    - Babysitting our 1,5 yo sun (if needed)

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Our guests will be sleeping in a big, traditional decorated room (see pictures) which has once been used as an animal stable (about 20 years ago), and has been renovated. There are two single beds in the room with earth floor, and an outdoor kitchen (shared with us and other volunteers) with an amaizing view;
    wi-fi is available only in the outdoor kitchen.
    The kitchen will be equipped with the necessary cooking utensils.
    We will provide our guests with local products and other food they need to prepare their meals and 1-2 times a week we will eat together.
    The food will be with or without meat, depending on the guest's preference.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Besides the wilderness that can be explored in the area (you can spot deers, foxes, owls, even pheasants) we can organize horse carriages rides in areas with amazing views, picnics, hikings, etc.;

    Available transport:
    Vidra in Arad County is located 120 km from the Hungarian border and can be easily reached by car. Arrival by airplane is possible via Arad/ Oradea/ Timisoara/ Sibiu. There are buses/trains bringing you to Virfurile, which is 3 km away from Vidra.

  • 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 good wi-fi connection and the dining table can be used as a desk

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    any size.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 544384466651

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