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Couple Build Amazing Eco Friendly Castle in Transylvania

Razvan and Gabriela Vasile, Romanian couple have spent two years building an eco-friendly “fairytale castle” in the mountains of Transylvania, using only natural materials.

They sold their home near the capital Bucharest to build the “castle” in a village, this lodge called  “Clay Castle of the Valley of Fairies”, it is made of “100% organic” clay, straw and sand, with all wooden pillars and not a lick of modern paint or varnish. The couple hired a professional architect to work on their exclusive project.

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Razvan says his childhood dream came true, the fairytale castle is today a real one, which, he hopes his son will enjoy with family and friends.

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The castle is located 40 km from Sibiu, in the Fairies’ Valley and it will become a pension. It has ten rooms and footprint of 320 square meters.

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Casa Mea says the building “looks like something out of the Hobbit” rather than a castle in the conventional sense, and the owners hope eventually to open it as a hotel, given its location in the spectacular Carpathian Mountains and proximity to the famous Transfagarasan highway and medieval Sibiu.

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Clay Castle has become popular among tourists  and even available for wedding ceremonies. The owner have a Facebook page with 18,000 “friends”, where he revealed his plans of launching organic food restaurant by the end of the year. 

 

source:bbc

All Images ©Castelul de Lut  Valea Zanelor

Couple Build Amazing Eco Friendly Castle in Transylvania
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