Social Permaculture and Gift Economy in Cluj-Napoca



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    Dear friends,
    We are going through significant changes in our project, so we're unable to receive people at this time.
    Thank you for your understanding. Please return to our profile to check for updates and see if we can connect later in the seasons :)
    Adela and Dan

    Our new community projects based on circular economic models: a Repair Cafe and a network of Ecoparks.

    If you feel inclined to participate in upcycling, recycling, repairing, repurposing while working with other awesome people, please drop us a few lines. If you know how to repair stuff, all the better. If you know about alternative economic models, all the better. If you know about social permaculture, all the better. If you want to learn about these things, all the better. :)
    We have 3 years experience in social permaculture and gift economy, having hosted and lived with about 1000 people from all over the world. This year, we want to take everything we have learned from these people to the local community of Cluj-Napoca, through Repair Cafe and a network of Ecoparks. Come help us develop a fleet of cargo-bikes, a service of recyclables pick-up, a repairs park with a nice deposit and a garden, a series of repair-recycle-upcycle events with the locals.
    We will introduce you to our local networks of community supported agriculture, locavorism, local economy, transition towns and permaculture.

    Build a community willing and able to experiment with innovative social models.

    work is love made visible

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Elderly Companion
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    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
  • Help


    We are offering the opportunity to get involved in a number of alternative community projects taking place in Cluj-Napoca at the present time, some of them outside our club, in fields of social permaculture, transition towns, urban gardening, seed-saving, ecological constructions, off-grid green energy production, a.s.o., while staying in our community.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation is a community house. We share the common spaces(kitchen, garden, lounge, common bathroom, aso) at the ground floor with other residents ( volunteers, couchsurfers, other people transiting the space) and with members of the larger community who attend cultural and social events in the same spaces on certain occasions. We offer private rooms/beds with access to bathrooms, shared usually by 2 same gender persons. We can host up to 4 volunteers at one time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Cluj-Napoca is arguably the second biggest city of Romania, a very important Academic center and a nice place to see in terms of historical and architectural monuments. Beautiful botanical garden, a lot of parks and natural reservations around the city and a very provocative social and cultural (night)life.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 hours daily.

Another view of the garden with one of the youngest members of our local community.
Welcome to our circle. We are all one, so join in!
We also host yoga classes for everybody. Free entry, gift economy based events.
Waiting for the dinner during summertime. With some Rainbow Gathering people droping in for a few days.
Garden view with Negruts,our dog.
Local community events taking place in the common area of the house.
Community in action: dinner with local and translocal members of our family.

Host ref number: 973519243625