Dupa Gard - the Permaculture homestead in the Carpathian Mountains

We are a family run project, dedicated to the principals of ecoculture, permaculture and believe in the power of a strong, local community. In order to share our ideas and ideals with the world, we invite tourists to our homestead, to give them the opportunity to experience a long forgotten, sustainable way of living - that might be the blueprint for a better future. If you feel the energy in you to support us, and have some skills in the relevant area, we hope to make our project more known to the world and make it a better place in the long run.

Ioana, over 20 years already, has one big dream: to help her mothers village preserve its unique lifestyle, traditions and nature for future generations. For this she directed several small documentaries about local traditions, invited volunteer groups and supported the local artisans. Then she met Andreas in 2015, they had a child, and the project gained some new inspiration. Since then we managed to set up our small, self sustaining homestead with permaculture garden, as well as a connected eco-tourism ground. We are very excited to let other people experience our lifestyle, and hope you will also like it. Actually, we are pretty sure you will :)

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Anfitrião & Equipe

5.0

Horas & Atividades

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Aprendizado & Diversão

5.0

Brasil

4

To have volunteered at Dupa Gard was very beneficial for me, especially to get to know more about the diversity of plants in the region and to adapt to a calmer and more peaceful lifestyle. I was warmly welcomed by the family! The amount of work per day is perfectly balanced. I am grateful for having been received and for the joyful moments we shared together!!!

7 meses atrás

Brasil

5

I had a really good time at Dupa Gard, where I could be in touch with nature and learn about permaculture principles. It was a different experience for me, but it was very enjoyable. Andrea, Ioana, and Dhalia are very kind people and did everything to provide me a good experience. If you want to disconnect a little bit, I highly recommend this position!

7 meses atrás

Estados Unidos

5

Andreas, Ioana, and Dhalia were amazing hosts! Always made sure everything was okay. Work hours are as discussed, five hours a day and they are very mindful of your well-being so we took breaks during the hottest hours so that we’re not in the sun all day. The food was delicious, especially when they cooked something for lunch, using vegetables from their own garden. The season I was there (late July-early Aug) called for a lot of weeding and harvesting fruits and veggies. I got to meet a lot of people in the village and see how they live! And the surrounding mountains are beautiful!

9 meses atrás

Romênia

5

I enjoyed this experience more than I expected at first. I felt very welcomed and taken care of, just like a family haha. And was able to openly express myself, especially as an artist due to working with Ioana and Andreas in designing signs and maps for the place. The trips and hikes we took were also very beautiful. With gorgeous views. As well as the events held, I was able to meet amazing people all over the world. With the food being so good. I think it’s also worth mentioning I’m Romanian, and that this experience immersed me even deeper in my roots. I really recommend this place!

10 meses atrás

Colômbia

5

I had the best time volunteering in Dupa Gard. It completely exceeded my expectations in a lot of levels. For starters, the treatment I received from the hosts Andreas and Ioana was really good, they really made me feel welcome and as a part of their family. The nature is very beautiful and the view overall is amazing, you really feel in a very special place. Work-wise, most of the things I did where outdoors, helping with various permaculture related chores, and I learnt a lot from the experience I had here. I strongly recommend this place, and I feel very grateful for everything.

10 meses atrás


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