Off-grid homesteading with family part of loose community in Balșa, Romania

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Hey there!

    We are Matias and Jennifer. After travelling through Europe in our campervan, we spontaneously decided to stay in one place and build a base for our family close to people we clicked with. Our two kids were born at home, the youngest in the house we live in now. Also dogs and cats in varying ages and sizes are a common sight.
    While travelling we got interested in living in a community, growing our own food and living in harmony with nature.
    We want to reclaim our sovereignty and live on our own terms, slowly detaching ourselves from the madness of society. In the current situation more than ever.

    In May 2018 we came to the abandoned village Bratea as volunteers. Within the first week we decided to stay in the developing community which is like a small village with people that like and respect each other. There's currently 5 households in our little valley, some of them are also on workaway. So it is very possible to meet other travelers and workawayers here. We sometimes have dinner together or a campfire or help each other with bigger projects.

    In 2019 we built our own house which is a small wooden structured cob/slipstraw house. We are living off-grid surrounded by nature, 2km away from the nearest village. Our electricity comes from photovoltaic panels, our water from a well, our firewood from the woods.
    If you decide to stay with us, you will sleep in a tent with a cozy mattress and blankets if you want and need. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bag (spring and autumn).
    Some of the food still comes from supermarkets/markets as being self sustainable and therefore growing enough food takes some time and experience. We don't eat meat and buy less and less animal products. You can buy animal products from local farmers in the village if necessary.

    Tasks for spring/summer 2021:
    - dig a Walipini
    - build a fence
    - collect firewood
    - everything garden related
    - build stuff
    - enjoy life

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    In our valley we are like a small community, growing and developing. You can be a part of this and experience our way of living and helping. Most of the time there are travellers/workawayers in the valley (from our neighbours) so you can connect to others easily.
    Since we learn as we go, we can only teach you what we learned so far but we think it's anyway much more important to learn from your own mistakes. So come, let's make some together and work them out to improve.

    In our family we speak english, german, swedish, finnish and spanish. Other languages in the valley are dutch, french, latvian, russian and romanian. Any language you want to practice?

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Tasks for spring/summer 2021:
    - dig/build a Walipini
    - build a fence
    - collect firewood
    - everything garden related
    - build stuff
    - enjoy life

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido
    Finnish: Fluido
    Swedish: Fluido
    Romanian: Principiante

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  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We provide you a tent plus matress and blanket. If it is not too wet it is possible to get up here in your campervan.

    We offer you a really off-grid experience where you could train your survival skills. ;) Sleeping in a tent, using a compost toilet, taking water from a well, because there is no running water yet.
    Please bring your own sleeping bag if you have one. Also warm clothes and good shoes would be preferable for autumn/winter/spring.
    Electricity and Wifi are available.

    Of course food will be provided, most of it from our garden but we still go to the supermarkets/markets from time to time.

    We usually have dinner together with you. Because of the kids we don't have a fixed time to wake up, so it's easier to have breakfast on our own. Lunch is an inbetween thing. Sometimes we have it together, sometimes apart from each other. Breakfast and lunch usually are more simple, cereals, oats, porridge or bread. Dinner is always something warm. We try to buy less animal products but you could get local products (cheese, milk) from the village if you would want to. It's not always just us who cook. Until now our volunteers as well wanted to cook or at least helped in the cooking/ cleaning process which we think is a good system.

    The day you come you don't have to work. We want you to be able to arrive in peace and to have the opportunity to look around. Of course if you decide after some time on helping a bit already, we won't complain. ;) Days off normally are Saturday and Sunday, but if you would like to not work another day just talk to us and we can figure it out. As well if you maybe would like to have a long "weekend", you can work more hours another day, if it works for us.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We are in plain nature, no big streets nearby but many paths to hike!
    In the village down the hill (2km) you can find a small shop, where you can connect to the locals or just spend some time off.
    Twice a day there goes a mini bus from the village to Orastie, where you have more variety of shops and entertainment if you're looking for that. The locals know the timetable.
    Hitchhiking from or to Orastie is the easiest option.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    In summer when the road is dry you can get pretty close to our house.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Yes. But dogs should stay out of the house, garden and not chase away our cats. ;)

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Precisión del perfil: (4.5)

Intercambio cultural: (4.5)

Comunicación: (5.0)










Número de referencia de anfitrión: 656435814665