Sat Bătrân, Romania·March 29 - 31 2024

Learning with the seasons II - grow food wherever you live

Take a delightful long weekend off and join us for a two nights & learning to grow edibles in small spaces.

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Overview

GROW FOOD is the message of the second weekend in a series of seven, dedicated to families, couples or friends this year. Discover our sustainable village campus, be nourished by our signature gastronomy, ethical practices and wild nature, Enjoy learning a new practice together with your loved ones, that brings you closer to nature and each other. In March we're practicing techniques to grow more food, learn about edibles that live in your balcony or small city gardens. Grow wilder on the inside then get on nature's side. Grow food, at any scale, keep the practice alive, pass it on to future generation, take part in strengthening local systems and even support pollinators and birds fro your balcony. Take control what you eat. Some of the special features to experience: • freshly cooked 3 meals/day locally and ethically sourced, unlimited artisanal coffee, wild teas, 1 craft beer/ethical wine/gin tonic with every meal and local schnaps • accommodation in our wooden huts or traditional village houses (twin or kingsize room available) • one day practice with ecological small farmers, techniques to prepare your soil and seeds and space for the spring season. • use of "Zâna" main building + sustainability library (8:00-22:00) • yoga mats, seat pads, hammocks

Highlights

We need to GROW WILDER

We need to GROW WILDER

Grow wilder on the inside then get on nature's side. While out there, each of us can do our bit to keep food alive. grow food, at any scale, keep the practice alive, promote localiy and diversity. draw polinators to your balcony. Take control!

Loving Terroir

Loving Terroir

Our community and our places have been built, around the table. Experience care for nature, the seasons and the locals, painting new dishes every day.

Impact for rewilding

Impact for rewilding

By visitinf us you are directly contribuiting to restoring the ecosystems we depend on, supporting the wellbeing of the local communities who take care of them.

Hosts

Whether it's in the wild or at the table, our experienced and knowledgeable hosts are conscious to create a welcoming space of comfort where each participant can relax and enjoy nature.

Oana Mondoc

Oana Mondoc

Oana is leading community development and innovation in WWF from the grassroots. She is a founder of WeWilder, working hand in hand with locals to host and create nourishing experiences that you inspire you beyond your stay.  She has been part of the story in Armeniș for more than 8 years and has actively catalyzed the local community to make real the vision for green economy here. She loves snowboarding and artisanal beer.

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Dosia Vela

Dosia Vela

Dosia is like a mother away from home. She is our local chef both in the Campus, gastronomy events or catering wilderness experiences and we have been working side by side for years. Her really special gift is to genuinely blend local cuisine and ingredients with inspiration from many fine dining experiences she took part in, with city chefs, foragers and artists. The meals she makes always has a touch of fantasy and truly nourish all your senses.

Matei Miculescu

Matei Miculescu

Matei is an experienced nature guide and ranger and will take on an incredible journey on the tracks of the wild bison. You will have a chance to get to know the story of this ambitious bison rewilding initiative, its impact on nature and local people. He is an involved member of the community and a local facilitator. He speaks fluent English and Romanian.

Alina Floroi

Alina Floroi

Alina is an experienced tracker and longstanding member of the naturalist branch of WWF in the bison initiative. She is also guiding culture & operations in our team at WeWilder. 

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What's Included

What's Included

Three meals a day, including craft drinks like specialty coffee, wild harvested tea, artisanal beer and ecological wine.

All meals are freshly made, with local and seasonal ingredients sourced from small scale farming.

Plastic free natural soaps, shampoo, toothpaste provided to reduce our impact on water.

Use of "Zâna" main building, our bistro and sustainability library 8:00-22:00

1 day tracking workshop with experienced local trackers.

Acoomodation in a twin sustainable tinly hut with breathtaking scenery or two charming traditional houses in our host village.

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Trekking gear

Măgura Zimbrilor

Where bison roam free & wild

We are based in the Southern Carpathians near the Bison Hillock rewilding area, where over 150 bison roam free across one of Europe's most biodiverse natural landscapes. Experience the wilderness for yourself and activate your everyday nature awareness, thus contributing to this rewilding project by engaging the local community and supporting local green services.

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Trip Tips

10% of revenues are dedicated to creating a community conservation fund

10% of revenues are dedicated to creating a community conservation fund

This is an instrument that keeps giving back to nature by funding small conservation projects to help maintain the wildness of the area. The fund is managed by WWF involving locals in choosing and implementing the local projects. From small river restoration projects to reducing pressure on certain habitats, we give back 10% of what you pay to nature.

We walk the talk and prioritise sustainable choices wherever possible.

We walk the talk and prioritise sustainable choices wherever possible.

We source ingredients solely from local ethical producers. While for soaps, textiles, plates, coffee, wine and beer we work with small craft makers from the region; we encourage you not to bring your own drinks form mainstream produces so you too can contribute to the local, circular, artisanal and small scale economy;

Reviews

The WeWilder experience opened up a gateway for me to become aware of deeper aspects of Life. Learning about wildlife tracking, trailing, sit spots and sleep-outs transformed my relationship with myself and the more than human world and offered me the possibility to start understanding Life in a unique way. This experience put me on a path of eco-awakening and ever since I've encountered the gaze of the Wild Bison I have been nurturing my relationship with Nature in ways that I did not have access to before.

Paul, Experience Designer

Previously my appreciation of nature was superficial because I didn't know what I was looking at or even how to look. Now I learned a small but important hint in how to start seeing, listening.Thank you for opening my mind and senses. It is not an exaggeration that I feel I'm excited about life again, thanks to the WeWilder experience.

Nini, Graphic Designer

WeWilder activated my “biological sensitivity” in such a way that I—the guy that secretly despised birdwatchers no earlier than September 2020—ended up looking with loving eyes at any ruffled tit in the park.

Șerban, Advertising Company Director

Thank you for this awesome experience and for teaching me new things I never thought I would be interested in or intersect with! :)”

Bogdan, Architect

Bison Hillock offers you a lifetime experience that drives you from the comfort of an authentic house to the beauty of wilderness. A perfect location to reconnect with you and nature.

Otilia, Entrepreneur & Marketing

Add Ons

guided ebike tour with local picnic

guided ebike tour with local picnic

Relive the joy of childhood in a hilly and picturesque village, on easy to control ebikes. Daniel, a local bison expert will be your guide....
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PRICE$56.13/pp

2 days bison tracking experience, hosted in the wild

2 days bison tracking experience, hosted in the wild

Trail wild bison with an experienced wilderness guide and experience grassroots rewilding efforts. Be pampered by passionate team of locals hosting you in a comfortable safari camp....
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PRICE$314.33/pp

Professional massage

Professional massage

Pamper yourself further with a relaxing massage, bookable upon request.

PRICE$22.45/pp

You'll Be Staying Here

3 Tiny Huts on Campus

3 Tiny Huts on Campus

Stay in one of three twin tiny houses located on the main campus grounds. Their full glass facade offer breathtaking view over the picturesque rural landscape and Țarcu Mountains where bison roam freely. Each hut has a twin or double bed set-up, private bathroom and kitchenette. The tiny houses are ideal for couples or a pair of friends. When booking a co-working week, your stay will be allocated to the tiny huts, while next options are bookable if extra places are requested.

MuMA Hut

MuMA Hut

MuMA Hut, is an award winning tiny house located in a secluded orchard, 20 minutes away from the main campus. It is easily accessible using one of our e-bikes or we can organise daily transfers with a local driver between this corner of heaven and the main co-working and bistro area.

Sub Măgrin stone house

Sub Măgrin stone house

Sub Măgrin, or the house under the acacia tree is a traditional stone farmhouse refurbished preserving traditional methods and keeping is character. Located 7 minutes away from the main co-working space and accessible with our e-bikes it offers two double rooms, a bathroom and kitchen as well as a spectacular courtyard, a barn and fireplaces throughout.

Casa Țărănească house

Casa Țărănească house

Casa Țărănească, or "the peasant" house is an old farmhouse, recently refurbished to provide modern comfort and memories of a traditional lifestyle. Its located 15 minutes away from the main co-working space, easily accessible with our e-bikes. It's got 1 twin room, 2 double rooms a large living room with a sofa, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a sauna!

Learning with the seasons II - grow food wherever you live

Sat Bătrân, Romania· March 29 - 31 2024· 2 nights

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