Lisa, Teleorman County, Romania

Host: Deborah N.
Published August 19, 2021

No longer available for this period

General description

  • Secondary home
The house will eventually be a charity home for the elderly, and is currently still being improved and having facilities fitted. For the moment however, during winter, it is just an empty house

The charity is funded entirely by a family who has a Bed & Breakfast business in Bucharest, and some of the profits of the B&B are used to fund the charity project. The project involves building a dual purpose care home and community centre for the needy elderly of the local town. The elderly get very small pensions here, and life is hard and cold during the winter for the elderly who do not have any family.

Until the house is suitable for elderly occupants the house is mostly an empty house, and entirely empty during the winter months when we advertise it for house-sitting. On occasion a few rooms might be rented out to raise funds for the project.

The property is situated on the edge of a town in the South Romanian countryside. It is peaceful and quiet . The house is a big one, and parts of it are still needing to be finished in terms of paint and electrical fittings, There is currently just a provisional kitchen for the house, this is situated on the middle floor that will eventually be a bedroom.

Altogether the property consists of the new house, an 6000sqm orchard, two older buildings, and a meadow

There is wifi. A washing machine. Plenty of solar heated hot water. Gas stove and oven. Parking. Daily buses to Alexandria. The village has 4 general stores and a construction outlet. There is a post office, farmacie and doctors clinic.

Needs and Animals

  • My property
  • Animals with specific needs
  • Many plants
  • A dog
  • 4 cats
The jobs whilst house sitting from October to April would be to feed the cats and dog and maintain what needs to be maintained on the property (if anything comes up.

The kittens and mutt are all strays and receive a combination of cooked corn meal, eggs and kitchen scraps.We also purchase a sac of prepared food which they receive twice a day with water.

When there are house guests we request that you clean and change the linen once a week.

There are a few house plants that should be watered once a week. Until late November the grass should be cut every 2 weeks or so. We have an electric lawn mower.

Practical life

  • Village
  • 150 - 500 m² (1590 - 5290 sq. ft.)
  • More than 1000 m² (1060 sq. ft.)
  • Bus stop
  • Market
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor
  • Disabled access
There are four food shops in the town and chain food store in Piatra which stocks a few things that the town stores don't stock. Peanut butter and honey to name a couple. On Sunday there is a farmers market in the next town where you can get a greater variety of vegetables and other things than you can get in the local shops. For any other needs you can go to Alexandria which are about a 30 minute drive away.

The house is very big and there are a variety of places you can choose to accommodate yourself in different ways.

There is a large kitchen for cooking and baking. There are a number of bathrooms.

You would have a room to yourself with a desk for those who do online work. There is a direct landline as well as wifi network

Comfort and Luxury

  • 3 floors
  • 26 rooms of which 9 bedrooms
  • Contemporary
  • Car parking available
  • Television / DVD library
  • Book library
  • Art and music
We have an electric piano in the house, a classical guitar and some speakers you can plug a sound source into. We also have a reasonably large TV and an internet connection.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Countryside
If you want to experience and see the normal Romanian country side and way of life (warts and all), come here. You'll see how people live off their land and still use horse and cart to get about. You'll also witness all the old traditional houses. Meeting the neighbours will result oftentimes in fresh produce and homecooked meals.

Lisa, Teleorman County, Romania

Lisa 147170, Romania


From Friday 2021

To Friday 2021

flexible dates

We are totally flexible.

Other dates available

Home-sits over



Deborah N.


Registered since 15/09/2019

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