Salas Raw Life

Salas Raw Life
Contact person: 
Nataša Dekanová
Languages spoken on the farm: 
English, Czech, Slovak, little German, Romanian.
Description of the area: 
Our farm is located in hilly region of Banat, in an original old czech village. It was established by czech settlers in forests on the top of the hills only 18km from river Donau 200 years ago. People in the village, as they have lived here isolated, have kept the original old-czech habits, appearance and the way of life till nowdays. The village is dying very quickly, because all young have returned to Czech Republic looking for "easier life", mostly in factories in city-suburbs. Now there lives only 75 mostly very old but amazing and charming people in the village. The village has unique atmosphere and stunning views. Great place for hiking down to Danube valley or to other 4 czech villages in 100 km wide territory.
What do you grow on the farm: 
We are building a potentially self-sustainable small farm using alternative energy sources in future. We are trying to apply the perma-culture principles. We are planning to build water retention system and underground greenhouse, as the area is very hot and dry in the summer. We grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, tobacco or anything, what is willing to grow with us. For our own use and as a source of income we are processing gifts of wild nature.
Farm size: 
1 ha.
Months when they accept voulteers: 
April - September.
Volunteer activities: 
Any kind of help is needed by: building, woodwork, building high flower beds, building and maintenance of water system, work in garden, harvesting, processing and preserving plants (grown or wild). And hand in hand with all that work mainly sharing the magical genius loci of this place and joy of creating.
According to availability: room in the local house, camping tends, own tends, the hay in the barn..
Delicious vegan, vegetarian or, for meat eaters, kitchen of local grandmothers.
A few words about the family: 
We are young open-minded couple, and friends coming to see us and help whole year round. Robin is funny guy with passion to any sustainable smart equipment, device or system, which make work and life easier. Nataša specializes in body and mind detoxification, nutrition of the body and spirit and healing.
3 sweet cats, 3 friendly dogs, hens, birds
Other comments: 

Work is determined by personal capabilities, skills and interests. We welcome and appreciate with open heart every help. You can come by bus from Prague or Brno (regular line every week from Czech Republic to Svata Helena, one of czech villages in Banat), or by plain or train to Timisoara, from where goes everyday bus to Bozovici or Dalboset, 30km far romanian villages, where we will pick you up by car. Or, if there is a car and driver available, we could pick you up in Timisoara.

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