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Any permies (or permies you know) in Romania?

 
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Being born in Romania, the idea of living in the mountains of your homeland and hiking the virgin forests has a certain emotional appeal. Given how quickly the country is modernizing, it might even be practical from a healthcare and infrastructure perspective (in a few decades).

The challenge is in finding company amongst similar minded individuals as opposed to being the oddball Westerner who chose to live in the mountains. Is anyone here in Romania or know permies in the Carpathian Mountains there?

I've found a smattering of hosts on Workaway and a few threads here suggesting permaculture activity but no clear nucleus like Castelo Branco/Tabua in Portugal.

 
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I can't help with Romania, but I wondered if you were aware of the Balkep ecology project in Bulgaria?
They're doing some really interesting things. I've had a bit of contact online with them and they've been friendly and helpful so maybe they would know of other organisations in the balkans. They're only 4-5 hours south of Bucharest, a bit (!) further from the Carpathians though

You can find them at Balkep.org
 
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Fil Keller wrote:Being born in Romania, the idea of living in the mountains of your homeland and hiking the virgin forests has a certain emotional appeal. Given how quickly the country is modernizing, it might even be practical from a healthcare and infrastructure perspective (in a few decades).

The challenge is in finding company amongst similar minded individuals as opposed to being the oddball Westerner who chose to live in the mountains. Is anyone here in Romania or know permies in the Carpathian Mountains there?

I've found a smattering of hosts on Workaway and a few threads here suggesting permaculture activity but no clear nucleus like Castelo Branco/Tabua in Portugal.


I am from Romania and my orchards and apiary are located right on the Carpathians foothills cloose to the most wildest part of the Carpathians.
Mayor in my city wants to extend a park with another 45 hectares and it is designed to have 3 types of relief,mountain on the old garbage hole of the city,danube delta and plane where there will be made a permaculture school and garden.
Maybe you can contact the mayor and find out more. https://www.buzoienii.ro/va-avea-munte-campie-si-delta-cinci-milioane-e-investitie/
As for the infrastructure i think it is verry well developed compared to western countryes ,all build by comunists.
We have soo manny train tracks that manny of them had to be cancelled.We have 2 of the top 10 highest dams in the world,not to mention the giant dams on the Danube.
A new bridge over Danube is being buid in Braila .
The roads started to look better almost like on the comunist times( after revolution they were not fixed for manny years and had holes in them) .
It is an expensive country thogh and village people in my village where i have the orchards do not grow pigs and chickens like they used to do because the meat and eggs are a lot cheaper at supermarket.
Next year the mayor in my village will put asphalt on the little road that leads to my house and i dont like that because i want to see cow dungs and walk on a bad road while going at country home but i cant do to much to opose the asphalt because my neighbours want it.
 
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@Fil
Any luck finding similar-minded Romanians here? I'm from the neighbouring Serbia, so Romania is one of the countries I'd like to volunteer in or move to if I find the right community.
 
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@Natasa Djakovic
Our family is currently living in Tinca, Bihor, Romania who are passionate about permaculture!
 
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Hi Jacob, nice to hear that  Is there an eco-community where you live, or is only your family passionate about permaculture?
 
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You can find Alex Jurj on youtube. I enjoy everything he shares. He's building out his permaculture homestead in Transylvania.
 
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Natasa Djakovic wrote:Hi Jacob, nice to hear that  Is there an eco-community where you live, or is only your family passionate about permaculture?



Unfortunately not yet but we are tentatively sending out feelers into the Tinca community for other like-minded folks to create and experiment.

What is the situation like where you are?
 
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Thanks for the suggestion, Nick! There are plenty of videos for me to watch on his channel and I'm looking forward to finding out more about his project.

As for the situation here regarding permaculture, it's still a pretty unknown thing. I know or have read about a handful of people who were trying to organize their lives along those principles (at least to some extent), but all of those attempts were in their initial stages when I found out about them. In the meantime, some failed, some stagnated, some seem to have made progress... I haven't actively researched the topic for a while now (for various reasons), so this is based on what I witnessed in the past. I hope things have changed for the better, though
 
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