Sat Bătrân, Romania·July 25 - 27 2024
Take a delightful long weekend off and join us for a two nights and three days , cooking together with nature's best wild ingredientsBOOK NOW
In the 5th weekend of our 7 workshops series, we are making hay the old way, alongside locals. A practice of trade and mutual support still alive here. Be part of a journey through mountain pastures and see for yourself where 'wildflower milk' and cheese come from. 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. In July, Mr. Ion and Bibi our team's local creative forces will teach how to scythe the hay manually, like elders still do. Its a miraculous mind-body exercise. Them work in team and extended family to build your winters' hay stack, as they use to - together. Recapture the spirit of a sharing economy. Dosia, our mum away from home and head chef we will be trying out together new recipes inspired by the wild. 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 snaps • accommodation in our wooden huts or traditional village houses (twin or kingsize room available) • one day workshop with herbalist Oana Doda, foraging, teas and natural cleaning with plants • use of "Zâna" main building + sustainability library (8:00-22:00) • yoga mats, seat pads, hammocks
Get our in the world, knowing that you make things happen with your community. Practice mutual support, trade your skills and your time with 'your people'. It pays forward!
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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
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.
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.
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 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;
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! :)”
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
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, 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, 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, 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!