We came together in 1997-98 as members of a student environmentalist group. We were based in Timisoara, the most developed part of Romania, we were fortunate to see the ‘modernisation’ but also holes in its glamorous picture. We decided to set ourselves ‘separately’ from polution and over-consumption. After visiting ecovillages in Europe, we came home with a quite clear vision which was including LETS, solar panels and permaculture designs. When we arrived in Stanciova – a small village (300 houses) considered poor by any big financial institutions standards, we shifted the dream from technology to the needs of the larger community first. Our solar shower is a barrel painted black, our toilet is as primitive as anyone elses in the village but we are running the village kindergarten and we renovated the public building instead.
Visitors are welcome any time and they are expected to contribute with 3 h work and 5 euros (2 for CEE countries) a day. For people who want to join us for 6 months – 1 year, if they are under 26 years old and from certain countries they can have all expenses and pocket money payed by the European Voluntary Sservice scheme.
Va asteptam cu drag (we are looking forward to welcome you) !
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 2
Work Exchange welcome, Volunteers welcome,