VANLIFE Ep.28: AMAZING workaway experience in Transylvania - Romania
Hi, i am pete. And i live work and travel in my van the fat lady. On my way i explore the world and different ways of living. Together, we don't miss out any adventure. Join, and be part of. It. As you saw in the last video, i'm in romania, and helping a couple, to convert their van, i recommend, to watch my previous, video to understand, better the story behind it. Here are some interesting, facts about romania. Romania. Has 20 million inhabitants. On approximately. 240. 000 square meters. The currency. Is ron, or lay, and people have an average, 490. Euros, per month. Mobile, internet, is pretty cheap, and the signal, is. Okay. Here are some random, facts. Romania, has some wild animals, like bears and wolves. Thirty percent of the population. Are gypsies. And romania, has amazing. Food. Arrived, at my house, andrea, and arkos, we begin directly, to work on the bus. We begin with cleaning the underbody, from rust, and painted, with rust protection. Therefore, we lifted, the bus, on one side to have more space, when working under. It. So. What is what is the plan right now. We will clean the rust, from the bus, on the body. Okay and why would do we look like old babushkas. Because. We want to rub the bug. Okay legs like this. Okay. Let's. Go. It's a very dirty, and unpleasant, work, but it's, needed, as mercedes, buses tend to rust pretty. Fast. How did this. Idea come up building a van and traveling in it i think every man has this idea. Maybe. They. Keep it in secret. But i think every. Every man has this idea that at some point. At least i went for go fishing or something like that. Not, only the bus needed some attention. But also, arko's, most important, tool, his. Wheelchair. Well akos, and me we are changing, some bearings, on the wheelchair. Um i just told akosh, i. Changed a few times some bearings, on cars but never on bicycles, and never never on wheelchairs. First time. But you should never. Change it yeah i hope i have never to change it yeah. So how is it. Better, it's, very good. I am i mean, we, are going to the fresh market, andrea, and me andrea, is my, work aware host. Welcome to the youtube vlog. Yeah let's see what we find i heard it burned down. Last week. Or two weeks ago. And. Yeah let's build up new, freshly. Not so pretty as it was but let's see how it. Is. This. Is. Yes. Foreign. Um. My. M. Um. The next step, was to replace, the old 60 liters, against, a 180. Liters diesel tank he's a professional. Yeah he says in his childhood, empty the lots. Lots of. Bicycles. No, lots of trucks. For the street cleaning trucks. So he has the best. Experience. Okay, we drilled six holes in, i think two hours. For three of the holes we needed 10 minutes, and for the other three we needed more than one and a half hours. And, destroyed, several. Drills. Okay, we fitted the new diesel tank it's connected. Hopefully, everything is right. Now we will fill up the diesel and then start the. Engine. Dude. Foreign. So. So. Hey. Life. Sheep. Leather. Foreign. Is. Uh. Hammer. So, what is going on here what have you done to my. Van. Okay. So what is the plan where are we going, i have no idea, we go, to pascal, mountains. Classical. Mountains. Yeah just in time for sunset, it's pretty, chilly. So it's getting chilly it's 15, degrees. So. We need to. Dress. So it's getting dark we collected, some firewood. Very fast, and in meanwhile. We got a second dog. Some friends i think they're smelling, our sausages, in the. Fridge. Foreign. Uh. So. We are preparing, to go for a hike. It's like a five or six hour hike and we're visiting. Some friends, of. Akush and andrea, and they live in the mountains, no road connection, so you cannot go by car. And we will bring them some fruits, and paint and other stuff that they need. With our backpacks. And, yeah akash, can obviously not go. And that's why, he will, cycle with this super modern, carbon, lightweight. Aerodynamic. Bicycle. As long as we are hiking. And then we will pick him. Up. Do. So. Huh. So. The family, lives out here completely, off-grid. His wife, passed away, this year, but they are handling it as good as they can and still want to live out here. The kids are doing mostly, homeschooling.
They Are renting out a very old traditional, hut. That he brought from a nearby village. Piece by piece with boxes, and his own hands, and rebuild, it, here, you want to come inside. Please. It's a traditional. Type. You can not only, rent it but it's kind of museum, which shows you very detailed. How the people lived more than 100, years. Ago. If you want to stay here for one or two or more nights you can find the contact, in the video description. Below. The father with the two kids, live in a similar hut just. Nearby. There's a swedish. Fish that you put on the stick and then on the fire. Like bread. And it tastes exactly like this only sweet. I like it. Thanks for tuning, in please share the video to your friends if you like it. See you next. Time. I.