We are a couple,Oana and Marius, aged 55+,looking for help in the running a guesthouse in rural area of Maramures County,Transylvania.
The property is situated in a natural park of 1.5 hectares , near the forest.
The nearest town Baia-Mare, the county capital, is only 15 km away with supermarkets, shops, restaurants, clubs, ….
On the property we have a 6 bedrooms, self catering guesthouse , that we use to rent to tourists, mainly groups of friends or families.
There are also terraces, outdoor swimming pool, sports ground, barbecue place and a mineral water spring.
Recently we started in the same location, another accommodation facility as a hostel, which is opened from 15 -th April to 1-st October.
We look for workaway-ers traveling as a couple,family, or 2-3 individuals, for periods of 2- 4 weeks or even more.
Coronavirus update: Despite the pandemic crisis and the restrictions imposed by authorities, we are opened to host workawayers, offering a safe environment, remote from the community,close to the nature . So if you manage to travel to North Romania, where our place is, you are welcomed .
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Being located practically in the middle of nature,near the forest , we try to keep the green area as much natural as possible, in a controlled mode. You will learn about organic agriculture and horticulture, about harvesting fruits and processing them into traditional products:jams, juice or other drinks.
You could learn from the host about Romanian cuisine as well as some Romanian words.
You will be able to see wild animals coming from the woods, like squirrel, deer or fox ,to learn about trees , mushrooms and forest fruits, but also learn about domestic animals.
The type of help we need is about : gardening ,weeding,maintenance, renovation, small construction projects, help in the house , help with tourists, supplying.
You will be hosted in one of the hostel's room, with shared bathroom and kitchen. Free internet is also available.
The volunteering time will be 4-5 hours daily ,5 days a week, in a flexible manner.
In your time off, you can use the facilities of our location (without disturbing the tourists),or visit the beautiful places of Maramures region. You can go hiking on the mountains, visit the tourist attractions: Merry Cemetery, UNESCO Heritage wooden churches or monuments,the steam train, discover the unspoiled traditions and culture and why not become a guide for tourists.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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