Samsara

Samsara
Contact person: 
Vandekerkhove Bert
Languages spoken on the farm: 
Dutch, English, French, Romanian.
Description of the area: 
Our house is located in a small village with a very green and quiet area surrounded by hills. There are nice walks starting from our doorstep. Around you will find Deva Fortress, Gold Museum in Brad, Natural Reserve Magurile Baitei, etc. In 2 hours drive you can find the airport of Timisoara, Apuseni NP and Retezat NP.
What do you grow on the farm: 
This is our first year here so there is allot to be done. We would love to grow vegetables based on permaculture principles and live more sustainable and closer to nature. We have a lot of projects that we are working on like building a greenhouse, preparing the garden for next spring, cleaning fruit trees, 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: 
All year round.
Volunteer activities: 
Because there are still a lot to set up, there will be 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, paths, fences, repairs, painting, hand-made, help to make the place better, gathered firewood, etc.
Accommodation: 
Accommodation in the house for 2 volunteers. Of course you can come by camper van or bring your tent. Shower with solar heating and dry toilet. soon, will arranged a bathroom in the house. Kitchen. WiFi, Phone signal - OK. Fire place in the yard. Barbeque etc.
Diet: 
We are vegetarians. Other diets are possible upon request.
A few words about the family: 
We are 29y/old married couple -originally from Belgium- and we moved recently to Pestera to live closer with nature and live more simply, away from stress, traffic and concrete. We are open minded, happy and friendly. We like to travel, cook, bake, work, meditate, practice yoga and appreciate every single day here. The neighbors are very friendly too.
Pets: 
We have 2 friendly chow chow's and soon we will adopt some cats!
Other comments: 

We do not encourage drugs and alcohol. We don’t accept violence, racism and negative people. But we offer and ask for respect and sanity. Hope you will have fun in this place! :)