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  • Traditional Lime Plastering at Neamtu Mansion, Southern Romania

    Posted on November 16, 2018

    Dates: 15/07/2019 – 21/07/2019

    The Neamtu mansion, a National Heritage Monument, is situated in Olari, Olt County and is very close to the Danube.  It is one of the few remaining examples of a preserved Neo-Romanian style property in the south of the country.  The mansion’s history starts around 1400 and, having been through numerous changes of ownership, it was completely restructured by Ion Mincu, one of Romania’s most celebrated architects.  Further changes  were made early last century, including the addition of belvedere towers and balconies, in a style heavily influenced by the Art Nouveau movement.  The working holiday will focus on using traditional techniques for plaster on interior and exterior walls.

    Meeting point:  We can advise on local transport links to Olari.

    Accommodation:  You  can choose from camping on site (2 tents provided by the Foundation) or 2 rooms (each with 3 beds) in the mansion.  Bedding is provided, please bring towels.

    Price:  160 € (£145*) for camping or 200 € (£181*) for accommodation in the mansion.

    *An approximate GBP £ price based on an exchange rate of 1.1022 on 24 Oct 2018

    This holiday is organised by the Pro Patrimonio Foundation – Romania’s National Trust. The Foundation was set up in 2000 to save, preserve and restore the architectural and cultural heritage of Romania. It provides support for the restoration and re-use of historic buildings and actively promotes the use of appropriate construction techniques and traditional craftsmanship.

    To book please email: stating your preferred holiday and contact details.  For more information about this organisation go to

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