Sat Bătrân, Romania·June 28 - 30 2024

Learning with the seasons - using and infusing forraged plants

Take a delightful long weekend to learn about nature's best wild ingredients and use them to create infused oils and colorful dishes

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Overview

We are turning to the taste and enchanting power of nature to create infused wildflower oils for cooking and the body and dishes with wildflowers. We'll go foraging and learn about what local flora has to offer. During your stay, you will 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. Oana Doda, our team's herbalist will take you foraging in the nearby hills and forests to forage seasonal plants and use them to create infused oils for cooking and even body oils. Dosia Vela, our local head chef, and Noemi Hugel, slow food chef, will teach you new recipes inspired by and using wildflowers. Some of the special features to experience: • freshly cooked 3 meals/day locally and ethically sourced, unlimited artisanal coffee, wild teas, 1 wildflower craft beer/ethical wine/gin tonic with every meal and local snaps • accommodation in our wooden huts or traditional village houses (twin or king-size rooms available) • a workshop with herbalist Oana Doda, exploring the edibles and aromatics nature offers all around • a workshop with chef Noemi Hugel, with recipes that diversify the spices, flavors and meals your can create from wild nature • 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 locality and diversity. Draw pollinators 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 Doda

Oana Doda

Oana is a self-taught herbalist passionate about sustainability and responsible foraging, I bring nature’s best to your skincare routine. I am the proud founder of Doda natural, a natural cosmetics brand dedicated to simplicity and purity. Our handcrafted products are made using time-honored recipes, emphasizing the basics to deliver genuine, effective skincare solutions. Every single product is manufactured by one person, ensuring the highest level of care and quality. Our batches are small, hand-cut, and hand-labeled, making each one unique.

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Noemi Hugel

Noemi Hugel

Noemi Hugel is a passionate chef focused on seasonal and local products, wild ingredients, and the relationship between nature, accessibility, politics, and food. Beyond the sensory impact a plate of food has on us, she is interested in the implicit and explicit levels food influences our society. Noemi has been a part of our extended family for many years hosting fine dining experiences, many workshops alongside local ladies, research and valorization projects of ultra-local gastronomy.

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Dosia Vela

Dosia Vela

Dosia is like a mother away from home. She is our head chef both at WeWilder creating gastronomy events or catering wilderness experiences for many 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 have a touch of fantasy and truly nourish all your senses.

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

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

1 day forraging and gastronomy workshop

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Tickets

Learning with the seasons IV - cooking with forraged plants - Jun 28 2024 / 3 days, 2 nights all inclusive + workshop

Learning with the seasons IV - cooking with forraged plants - Jun 28 2024 / 3 days, 2 nights all inclusive + workshop

Our wooden huts and village houses can host pairs or families in twin or kindsize rooms. We'd love to see together a diverse group of participants connected by similar values.

FROM$289.02/pp

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

Professional massage

Professional massage

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

PRICE$22.23/pp

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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$55.58/pp

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add an extra day to your stay and go bison tracking in the wild

add an extra day to your stay and go bison tracking 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$227.88/pp

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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 - using and infusing forraged plants

Sat Bătrân, Romania· June 28 - 30 2024· 2 nights

FROM$289/pp