If you come we can meet you by the bus stop in the local village. At the moment we have no vehicle so are unable to pick you up. Access is possible to get to our village via bus from Brad or it is possible to hitchhike. Before you leave Brad it is best to call or send a message as the valley is very long and there is no phone signal at the bottom of the valley (but there is a signal at the farm).
Piece of Nature
Piece of Nature
Marius and Mari
Languages spoken on the farm:
Romanian, English, French
Description of the area:
Mountain valley. The house is located on a hillside overlooking a small village. There are many species of flowers, butterflies, mushrooms, wild plants and forests in the valley. There are abundant walking oportunties with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape.
What do you grow on the farm:
Fruits and nuts. There is a large fruit orchard consisting of plumbs, apple, peach and pare trees as well as some walnut trees. The grassland surrounding the trees is used to produce hay once per year. There is a vegetable garden and some additional land is used to grow corn, potatoes and pumpkins for personal use.
2.5 hectares orchard, 2.5 hectares grassland.
Months when they accept voulteers:
April to October
Activities are seasonally dependent. For example in spring we perpare the garden and plant seeds, In autumn we prepare lots of preserves (pickles, jams, vegetables) for winter, collect fruits, cut wood for winter. Throughout the seasons there is always work on renovating the house, or various work reparing fencing/walls etc. We can discuss how you want to work. Normally we work 5 to 6 hours per day with 2-3 hours morning and 2-3 hous in the evening. The rest is your free time with 2 days off per week to explore the landscape.
Accommodation is in your own room (suitable for a couple or single person) in the house with a wood burner in case it is cold. It is possible to accommodate up to 4 people (i.e. 2 couples) as there is an adjacent room due to be refurbished. It is a refurbished old wooden house.
A few words about the family:
We are a romanian couple with no children. We grow organic fruits and vegetable mostly for are own consumption. We have lived here for two years and have been refurbishing an old wooden farm house. This is a remote location with beautiful views of the surrounding mountain landscape. Access is by foot so it is best if you have a backpack (i.e. it would be difficult with travel suitcase).
1 dog and 1 cat.