Pestera

Pestera
Contact person: 
Andy
Languages spoken on the farm: 
English and Romanian.
Description of the area: 
Hills area, starting the Apuseni Mountains. Small village, located at 4km east from Valisoara (Deva-Brad). You can find around Deva Fortress, Gold Museum in Brad, Natural Reserve Magurile Baitei.
What do you grow on the farm: 
It will be the first spring here for me, so no experience in gardening in this place, but we will start growing some vegetables. Because is the first full year here, we have to work around the house, like building a proper toilet and shower, convert the stable in to a kitchen, make stoves, a pizza oven in the garden, etc.
Farm size: 
5000 sqm. garden, orchard, pasture. In the back of the garden you can find a little stream.
Months when they accept voulteers: 
Permanently
Volunteer activities: 
Because there are still a lot to set up, will be here a long list of things to do all sorts. Then, of course, each volunteer can do something close to his expectations and personal abilities. From gardening, cooking, construction of stairs in the ground, chimney, bread oven, paths, fences, repairs, painting, hand-made, help to make the place better, gathered firewood, etc.
Accommodation: 
Accommodation in two bedrooms for guests/volunteers or tent (which would be good if you bring it). Depending on the number of volunteers and visitors, bedrooms can be used. For those who wish, here is a tent of 9 seats that can be installed in the orchard. You can come by camper van also. Shower with solar heating and dry toilet until, soon, will be arranged a bathroom in the house. Kitchen. WiFi, Phone signal - OK. Fire place in the yard. Barbeque etc.
Diet: 
Normal. But with less meat and more local products.
A few words about the family: 
I have 32 years and I moved in Pestera after 6 years in London(electrical engineer), to write and live in the nature. This house it is permanently a happy place, full of friends. We like to do arts, sing, cook, work, and appreciate every single day here. The neighbours are very friendly too.
Other comments: 

We don’t encourage the drugs and alcohol, but of course we can have a beer after work. We don’t accept violence and racism. But we offer and ask for respect and sanity. Hope you will have fun in this place! :)