Help out in Transylvania - buffalo farm, permaculture, natural buildings, Romania



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    My main objective is to develop commercially viable, non-industrial food production systems. I am also interested in facilitating the re-introduction of heritage plant varieties (edible perennials), and initiating a study on the health benefits of traditional diets (raw milk, pickled vegetables, etc)

    The farm has 150 water buffalo that are used for fresh milk, butter and fresh cheese.

    We have a 2.5 hectare food forest in progress and raised bed gardens for the production of vegetables and herbs, an area which we will be expanding in 2014.

    We keep 2 horses that are used for riding and I am interested in developing this further, possibly as a future eco-tourism venture.

    The rooms are comfortable (double bunk beds) with a shared spacious kitchen and bathroom. Volunteers have the benefits of fresh buffalo milk, butter and cheese, and organic vegetables from the garden.

    We are NOT a place for "lounge lizards", but our guidelines are few and simple. You WILL be expected to put in 4-5 hours' help each day with at least one day off per week, but in exchange we provide excellent food and comfortable accommodation for our helpers. Volunteers with practical skills, such as carpentry, construction, veg growing or cooking, are particularly welcome! Those motivated to contribute something tangible to the farm will do well here.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    The farm is situated on a 200 hectare property in a beautiful valley. An oak forest borders the top pastures and is home to the local wildlife (brown bear, fox, wild boar, wolves and deer).

  • Aide


    1. Gardening experience would be welcome as I would like to expand the annual vegetable beds next year. Also, taking care of the plants within the food forest- watering, mulching, pruning- would be useful.
    2. Horse riding/stable experience is necessary for those wishing to work with the horses. We would like to put some order into the stables and also regularly exercise the horses....maybe go out riding in the surrounding area.
    3. Anyone with cheese making experience would be a great advantage to develop our products and assist with general health and safety procedures for a small production unit.
    4. Carpenters/builders are ALWAYS wanted- we have a variety of projects underway and in the planning stages.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Hungarian: Courant
    Romanian: Courant

  • Hébergement


    We have a dormitory building with 4 comfortable bedrooms, a large shared kitchen/living area and a shared bathroom. 3 of the bedrooms have a double bed and a single, plus attached bathroom. There is one bedroom with a double bed and a bunk bed.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The nearest train station, Rupea Gara. is 15km from the farm and visitors can be picked up from there.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4 to 5 hours, 5 days

N° de référence hôte : 387522558477