Weekend Ranch Experience – Waking up the garden

Welcome to where the clouds are born! The Weekend Ranch Experience continues this year as well, when we open our gates and welcome everyone to our home. We welcome people who want to see how the Organic Art Ranch works, who don’t mind doing work outside and getting their hands dirty, who happily help us with our homesteading chores, try some gardening, enjoy the silence of nature, go hiking, and live with us for a couple of days. Be in nature, learn from us, try a different lifestyle, breath in the fresh mountain air.


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Arrivals, welcoming, showing you around

Campfire, singing, good food and drinks

Exchanging ideas and stories
8.00 communal breakfast ( fresh cowmilk, cereal, homemade jams, toast)

9:30 -12.30 Working on one of our projects
13.00 – 14.00 Communal outdoor lunch ( if it’s sunny)
15.00 – 18.00 Continuing the project or trying another project
20.00- communal dinner
Evening and night – music, campfire, stargazing

11.00- farmer’s brunch

Free activities ( going for a walk, discovering the forest, hiking, visiting the waterfall, lying in the grass, playing games, resting in the hammock etc.)

There is a bus that leaves from Rachitele to Cluj at 3 pm.

Work could include working on our ecological construction projects, gardening, chores around the house. You will experience what it means to live closer to nature, a more simple lifestyle, and explore the beautiful mountain village and surrounding wilderness at the foot of the Apuseni mountains.
Activities may include: digging, cob work, ecological insulation work, ecological plumbing work, working with straw, carrying materials, landscaping, weeding, harvesting, working in the greenhouse, transplanting, watering, cutting branches, chopping wood, organizing materials, cleaning, getting water, helping the neighbors.

Available dates:

March 18-20

In order to participate in the Weekend Ranch Experience you MUST arrive Friday evening or Saturday morning by 9 a.m. We will provide some food, but please bring food to share. We will cook together using the ingredients for a yummy lunch and supper. Please, no canned food. You can bring along for instance: seasonal vegetables, home cooked food, rice, pasta, potatoes, cornmeal, homemade preserves. Think Local, Seasonal, think Nature!


Sleeping: shared sleeping space, please bring your own sleeping bag and mat.

Bring: warm clothing, raincoats, waterproof boots, gloves, flashlight

If you would like to join call us at +40 (742) 479 427 or send a message to info@organicartranch.org. Limited space!