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

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  • Description

    Description

    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

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    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

    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?

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide

    Aide

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

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Allemand: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Finnish: Courant
    Swedish: Courant
    Romanian: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    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.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    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.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

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

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

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

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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