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

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Romênia

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    Última atividade

    12/04/2021

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 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    Hey there!

    We are Matias (28) and Jennifer (30), 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 (3 years and 1 year) 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 well
    - collect firewood
    - everything garden related
    - build stuff
    - enjoy life

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    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?

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

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

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Alemão: Fluente
    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Fluente
    Finnish: Fluente
    Swedish: Fluente
    Romanian: Iniciante

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    Este anfitrião indicou que tem interesse em compartilhar seu idioma ou em aprender um novo.
    Entre em contato com ele para obter mais informações.

  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    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 mais...

    Algo mais...

    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 bar and 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.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

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

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

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

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    2

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (4.5)

Intercâmbio cultural: (4.5)

Comunicação: (5.0)










Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 656435814665