Lonely Planet Writer

Romania to crowdfund first ‘living museum’ in Apuseni mountains

The first ‘living museum’ is set to open this summer at Tecsesti in Romania’s Apuseni Mountains.

Apuseni Mountains.
Apuseni Mountains. Image by Andrzej Wójtowicz / CC BY-SA 2.0

The project, which is currently being crowdfunded, aims to provide a sustainable future for the small village with only 14 inhabitants focusing on the area’s natural resources and authentic culture. Its visitors will have the opportunity to live in a place that reconstructs the region’s history, learn the legends about the Dacians, dragons and werewolves, and get creative at a ceramics workshop. The museum will reproduce houses from the Neolithic period and revamp the village school from more recent times. A garden with vegetables and fruit trees will be the source of food for visitors, and a natural spring will supply the water for animals.

Read more: romania-insider.com