Fardea

Manastirea Crestin Ortodoxa Fardea
Contact person: 
Adriana Ionica
Languages spoken on the farm: 
Romanian, English, German, a little Spanish, French, Russian and Ukrainian
Description of the area: 
România, Timis region.
What do you grow on the farm: 
We have two greenhouses and a vegetable garden, flowers , two goats and two cows.
Farm size: 
We are a Christian Orthodox Monastery. We are 15 nuns with open hearts and we live in a beautiful place surrounded by forests nearby a small river and a lake. The construction of our monastery has started in 2002 and now it's mostly finished.
Months when they accept voulteers: 
1. From June 7th until July 5th 2. From July 5th until August 2nd 3. From August 2nd until August 30th 4. From August 30th until September 27th 5. From September 27th until October 25th.
Volunteer activities: 
We need help in these activities: weeding two greenhouses and a vegetable garden, flowers watering, milking two goats and grazing two cows. Also we are looking for piano, flute (recorder), violin and/or classical guitar teachers for the little girls (few hours/week).
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. We are taking care of three girls (11-12-13 years old).
Pets: 
No.
Other comments: 

We are taking care of three girls (11-12-13 years old). Because our accommodation space is limited, we are waiting for volunteers in five series (4 weeks starting and ending Friday).

A volunteer can stays one or two or...five series but we need to know in advance about your plans for booking your place.

June and July 6:00-9:30 and 18:30- 21:00

August 7:00- 10:30 and 18:00-20:30

September 7:30-11:00 and 16:30-19:00

October 8:00- 11:30 and 15:00- 17:30

Usually, the workdays are Monday- Friday. For each workday when you'll be traveling with us to visit some places or we'll celebrate an important Religious day and we don't work, we'll work a Saturday.

For a good life together, considering that we are nuns, we are happy to host only girls / women, who, during the stay at the monastery, will accept the sexual abstinence, no smoking, no alcohol or other drugs consuming and will dress decently (skirt below the knee, no low-cut neck or decolletage). There is a hi speed internet connection in the public place (not in the room). We can pick you up from Timisoara, Faget or Lugoj (Timis region).