Help us to restore a beautiful old house with natural materials in Iernut, Romania

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  • Last activity: 15 May 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    Hi, we are Alexandra & Oliver. We live at the countryside with our dog Yoda and 3 cats, in a 95 year old house that we are slowly restoring to its former glory. We love building, crafting, gardening, cooking and exploring the world.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We do find ourselves in lovely Transylvania, almost in the heart of Romania, in a small little village dating back to the 1300s located between two forests and with two wooden churches. We own a small little magical plot almost hidden at the end of the village with plenty to enjoy. We have our own little forest so we have fresh cool air in the wintertime, an epic green landscape in the spring, lots of fruits and veggies in the summertime, and long warm autumns but nonetheless, we have peace and quiet all year long.
    We like to cook on a daily basis, experimenting with food (traditional and international cuisines) using exquisite mixology, so don't miss out!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for free spirited people to come and help us make this place great again. With almost 4000 square meters to roam free, in time we would like make this place straight out of a fairy-tale.
    On the premises we do masonry, carpentry, building with cob and many more, basically we like to work with all kinds of natural materials. Which is also our main objective to great work while keeping away from modern "alternatives".
    In the near future we would like to erect a solarium, fix the fence around the premises, planting and replanting (trees, bushes, plants and other), building drainage around the house and annexes, and last but not least Building a cellar

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hungarian: Fluent
    Romanian: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    German: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    In the cold seasons (October-March) : Indoor - Living room with a couch for 2 persons with amenities
    In the warm seasons (April-September) : Outdoor - Yurt for 2-3 persons with bed and a fully equipped summer kitchen in the barn.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Due to the fact that we are located in Transylvania, we have many sightseeing locations in the county of Mures alone at no more than 1 hour drive. Transport to the nearest city of Iernut is happening twice a day. From the city there are bus and train options.
    We also are the proud owners of our little forest located in our backyard where Workawayers can chill in the hammock or on beanbags.
    Walk/Bike around the surroundings of the village.
    Enjoy a beverage at one of the two local bars having a firsthand experience of the traditional Romanian customs.
    We try to live our lives to the fullest, making things happen that others don't even dare to dream about.

  • 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

    We have fiber optic, and we also work remote, from home.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is space to park the campervan, in the yard

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 924723592681

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