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Urluia (Adamclisi)
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 45705
Country: Romania

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Last Updated: July 20, 2018

We have a small farm that we want to expand and keep as organic as it used to be when our grandparents used to run it. I have little experience in agriculture and am mainly learning on the job.

We offer bed and food to anybody willing to help run the farm. Hours are flexible, but generally 25 hours/week and we take Sundays off for sailing or relaxing. Depending on who is here and what projects we are working on, we sometimes work longer days one day and shorter days another day. We have internet and bathrooms both indoors and outdoors.

We have some animals: goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, a donkey, and a cow and of course some cats and dogs. So anybody who loves animals and/or vegetables and doesn`t mind getting dirty is welcome. We grow tomatoes, corn, potatoes, zucchini, beans, berries, and more. So there`s many things to do and many different skills are needed. We also have some community projects such as initiating people to waste sorting and other related products like compost and more. I welcome ideas and feedback from helpers on projects and my main goal is that you have fun. You won`t get bored.

Current projects:
This year we set up a greenhouse and will hopefully be planting some trees, fixing 2 wells, and who knows what else. Many other big projects might pop up any time, but there`s always the day to day maintenance of the farm and machines, which involves weeding, harvesting, mending, painting, building, and much more.

About us:
I am George and after growing up in Belgium, I decided to try my hand at farming a few years back. Also here fulltime is Marie, who was the caretaker of the farm and my grandparents when they were still alive. She still does a lot of the day to day work with the animals and vegetables and cooks us delicious food. In addition to us there are usually other helpers and/or cyclists passing through, so we are a merry bunch.

If you are looking to be immersed in Romanian country life and try your hand at farming, you are most welcome to join. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

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