Fardea

Christian Orthodox Monastery Fardea
Contact person: 
Adriana Ionica
Languages spoken on the farm: 
Romanian (native), English (most of us), German and Ukrainian (only one nun), Russian (beginner)
Description of the area: 
We are an Orthodox Christian Monastery (nuns) located in Transylvania, in a picturesque area, surrounded by woods and water, who welcome every volunteer as a part of our community and embrace them as family.
What do you grow on the farm: 
-gardening (2 greenhouses with tomatoes, cucumber, eggplants etc) -animal care (2 cows) -beekeeping (over 200 beehives) - labeling and packaging honey.
Farm size: 
5 hectares
Months when they accept voulteers: 
April- September
Volunteer activities: 
A room with 4 beds with shared bathroom outside. Our diet is semi-vegetarian (with vegetables, fruit, eggs, milk, fish) but no poultry or red meat from mammals. In every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we don't eat any animal origin products. Same till 1st of May, on 27 and 28 of June, 1-14 August and September 14th.
Accommodation: 
A room with 4 beds with shared bathroom outside. Our food is mostly organic, from our garden. The water we use is right from the source.
Diet: 
Our diet is semi-vegetarian (with vegetables, fruit, eggs, milk, fish) but no poultry or red meat from mammals. In every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we don't eat any animal origin products. Same on 27th of June, 1-14 August and September 14th.
A few words about the family: 
We are a Christian Orthodox Monastery. The construction of our monastery has started in 2002 and now it's mostly finished.
Pets: 
None
Other comments: 

A few requirements: sexual abstinence, no drugs, no alcohol, and a dress code proper for staying in a monastery (skirt below the knee, no decolletage etc). 
We prefer volunteers who choose to stay a minimum of one month, but longer stays are really appreciated. 
We can pick you up from the closest train station (Lugoj) or bus station (Faget). 
The cheapest and most reliable way to arrive here is BlaBlaCar (a ridesharing website). You can ask the driver to bring you right to the monastery.