Come and join our little farm and have fun farming, gardening and living in Transylvania, Romania

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  • Last activity: 02/12/2022

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for a few helpers to join our Mini-Farm and help us get some infrastructure and planting done! If you are excited by the prospect of learning new skills and working with plants and animals, then we would love to have you on board. Our farm is led by regenerative agriculture and permaculture principles, so you will be sure to have a lot of fun while you're here. Your accommodation is very new, modern and offers more luxury than you expected or are in need of.

    We can't promise that you will see any vampires during your stay, but there is plenty of garlic available if you get scared. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if this sounds like something that interests you.

    Our farm is a highly productive organic Mini-Farm that requires some assistance in the areas of infrastructure and planting. Hello, my name is Daniel, a Swiss guy who has been living in beautiful Transylvania since 2005. My Romanian wife Hermina and I founded our tiny farm out of nothing more than a barren piece of ground and an uninhabitable property.

    We spent years of hard work and effort and many tons of compost to become more productive and efficient. Our 1-hectare farm is managed by regenerative agriculture and permaculture ideas, which have become our life passion besides animals, healthy food, and being hosts for vacationers and volunteers. As a result of ever more products available, there is also an increasing demand for storage, canning, drying, and... So you're needed!

    We'd want to go further with our goods and available floor space, but manpower is keeping us from doing so. If you can picture being a member of a small team that does and learns new things while having a lot of fun, please contact us. There's always enough garlic on hand to keep Dracula away...

    Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to hearing from you.



    Important: Hermina and I do not eat on a regular basis, therefore we can not guarantee fixed eating hours. There are even days when we don't eat anything. Of course, you will receive your meals and goods every day, but there is a good chance that you will have to prepare them for yourself on certain days. A fully equipped kitchen is accessible if needed. Thank you for your patience.



    Current projects planned for autumn:

    - preparing the garden for winter

    - cutting and pruning trees and firewoods

    - build a little, floating house for the ducks coming next spring

    - build new mobile rabbit tractors

    - build a new mobile tractor for sheep or goats

  • 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
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • 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're interested in learning more about Romanian culture, our family can offer you a unique opportunity to experience it firsthand. Your hosts are of Romanian, Hungarian, and Swiss descent, so the cultural influences can be seen in the food we cook as well as in the way we've designed our farm. We would be happy to practice our German with you, so feel free to get in touch if that's something that interests you.

  • Help

    Help

    Our farm is a beautiful place with plenty of opportunities to get your hands dirty and learn about permaculture and animal husbandry. We're looking for someone who is interested in healthy living and who can help us with general maintenance around the property. If you are interested in learning more about permaculture, this is the perfect place for you!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Hungarian: Fluent
    Romanian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our farm offers modern, new, heated, and clean accommodation. We have a new guesthouse with separate entry, with double beds (200x160) and a bunk bed (2 beds, each 200x90) to offer. Hot water, indoor toilet, and heating are a given at any time of the year.

    We are always looking for hard-working individuals to help us out around the property. Jobs can include cleaning, gardening, or maintenance work. In return, we offer free board and lodging in our comfortable guesthouse. We are located close to the bus station, making it easy for guests to visit the town of Tirgu Mures. If you are interested in helping us out, please send us a message!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our home is located in a typical Transylvanian village. The locals are pleasant, and many customs have not yet vanished. The settlement is nestled in a large valley, which exposes us to harsh winds on occasion. We value volunteers highly, who try to fit into everyday life and who are interested in making new friends and experiences. A specific tourist guestbook has been prepared for our guests which helps you to plan your stay. There are lots of fascinating locations waiting to be discovered by you - or you may simply relax at the swimming pond!

  • 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

    With nearly every corner of our farm and guesthouse having a stable internet connection (WiFi), you can stay in touch with your collaborators, friends, and family at any time. We've had the opportunity to host guests from all around the world who have worked remotely for months on end. There were no complaints about the internet.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Our yard is a good location for your campervan. It's completely safe (there are fences and cameras) and protected by huge dogs!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have had pleasant and funny experiences with guests who had taken their cat with them. Also conceivable are helpers with their own dog. However, we expect a good upbringing and prefer females, which certainly get along better with our male dogs.

  • 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

Host ref number: 686399698755

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Come and help me with gardening and felt making and explore the natural surroundings of Transylvania, Romania
You are invited to become part of our family in Transylvania, Romania