Learn about permaculture on our educational farm in the village of Manastirea Casin, Romania



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  • Description


    Our Youth Association was created in December 2005 and it has well over 150 members ranging between 14 and 35 years of age from different social backgrounds.

    The members of the Youth Association have established themselves as a N.G.O interested in promoting youth activities, which are aimed at achieving better inter-human communication and relationships through development and involvement in social and cultural projects at local, national and international scale, for better knowledge, preservation and promotion of moral and cultural values. Thus, we provide many courses and trainings for youngsters, that have the purpose of social inclusion and which help their personal development:

    @ weekly based personal development workshops through theatre, guitar, non-formal education, ecological initiatives, cooking and nutrition, board games, cineforum, outdoor activities, handmade and other creative workshops and team-building exercises

    The Association however, due the current situation, decided since 2021 to move the activities in the village of Manastirea Casin, in a farm that works on permaculture principles, in a suburbian area, surrounded by forest.
    Here we've organized already 2 Erasmus+ youth exchanges, 2 European Solidarity Corps projects and one Ilustration Festival.

    Several camps, workshops and international projects are in preparation phases, so extra logistic support will be needed: kitchen, visibility, administration, maintaining.

    However, the farm tasks will be ongoing on daily basis: bio construction, farming, animal care, gardening, etc.

    Mushrooms foraging, trekking trails and other recreative activities are available for the volunteers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    @ Romanian language courses and local traditions
    @ bio-construction and permaculture methods
    @ non-formal methodology
    @ personal development
    @ other skills and knowledge from the volunteers and members of the association

  • Help


    Help with logistics and organizational aspects in our Association, such as:

    @ facilitating non-formal, team-building activities or workshops (proposed by yourself or following the Association´s programme)
    @ linguistic and cultural exchanges
    @ maintenance the space (helping with housework: cooking, cleaning, taking care of the animals)
    @ helps us build the socio-cultural center, using bio-construction and permaculture principles in Halos village
    @ help us organize festivals and summer camps for the local community

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Romanian: Fluent
    French: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    The group of volunteers of the association are willing to improve their English, French, Italian and Spanish competences, as well as to learn new languages and teach Romanian.

  • Accommodation


    Depends on the activities going on, rooms might be available or shared, or choose for the tent+ bed mattress option.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    @Onesti is the home town of Nadia Comaneci, the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10.0 at the Olympic Games (1976).
    @ 4 rivers are crossing the town, offering relaxing walking possibilities and beautiful biodiversity.
    @ the Perchiu hill is offering nice views of the town and the surroundings, being itself a natural park
    @ about 15-20 km away is the Salt Mine and Tg. Ocna town and Slanic Moldova, a town between the mountains, famous for his mineral springs
    @ natural places, rural landscapes, lakes and forests are to be found not far from the town, with plenty of places for picking up herbs and mushrooms, as well as for hunting or fishing.
    @ there are also plenty of little castles, monasteries, memorial houses and museums in the surroundings
    @ Bacau, the main city of the county, is about one hour distance by bus, while Brasov is about 2 hours driving distance

  • 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 not Wi-Fi router installed yet, but own devices catch good internet signal.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is place for campervans and motorhomes

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    The place is very animal friendly. There are 5 huge guardian dogs keeping us safe from wild animals, as well as cows, gheese, turkey, pigs and small dogs of the volunteers often staying over night.

  • 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: 936535258864