Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Clay Castle - Castelul de lut Valea Zânelor
















La nici 50 de km de Sibiu, la Porumbacu de Sus, in Valea Zanelor, gasim Castelul de Lut desprins parca din povestile fratilor Grimm: in mijlocul muntilor, pe malul unui rau, inconjurat de vegetatie. Turistii vin pana aici doar ca sa-l vada si sa faca fotografii.


A childhood dream came true for Răzvan Vasile! The fairytale castle is today a real one, which, he hopes his son will enjoy with family and friends. It was not easy to raise it up, but the determination that he had, helped him to carry out a project that would have seemed impossible to many.  
"I wanted it to be a house from fairytales, because we have a little boy of seven years old and I traveled the country in various hostels. I wanted this to be something else, "said Razvan Vasile.
The castle is located 40 km from Sibiu, in the Fairies’ Valley and it will become a pension. It has ten rooms and a footprint of 320 square meters. It was built by craftsmen and workers of Maramures.
The foundation is made of concrete and stones, the structure is wood and the walls are built of cob (log of olid and then covered with cob), a mixture of earth, water, straw, clay and sand. The exterior walls are 60 cm thick and the interior walls have a thickness of 45 cm.

"The exterior plastering is of lime and sand and the towers are of river stone, built with lime and sand," explained Razvan Vasile, for casenaturale.org. Everything is made with natural materials, and the windows and doors are different, each room having its own separate entrance.



19 comments:

Suzana Miu said...

Ce bine ca am aflat ca exista o vale a zanelor!
Si castelul lor. Si e chiar la noi! O constructie ca din povesti!
Acum e musai sa incerc sa ajung si eu pe acolo! :)
Happy WW, Daliana!

Cristi said...

Un loc pe care trebuie sa-l vizitez cat de curand. Musai! :)

DUTA said...

Amazng structure, and made with natural materials! It's a must to visit there.

Bill said...

What a delightful project! You have documented it very well.

Fram Actual said...

It certainly does look like a house transported right from the pages of a fairy tale, Daliana, but for my dwelling, I would prefer a tower such as the one where Rapunzel was being held .... hmmmm, maybe the actual tower with Rapunzel in it.

This is a neat series of photographs, and it is nice when someone's dream comes true.

♥ E LENA ♥ said...

Ești o fericită că ai ajuns acolo,și eu l-am postat
cu ceva timp în urmă..mi-a plăcut foarte mult!
O zi minunată îți doresc!
Te îmbrățișez cu drag și mulțumesc de vizită!

Poteci de dor said...

E chiar desprins din poveşti. Şi spre ruşinea mea, nu am ajuns chiar dacă e lângă mine. Musai să merg!

Ileana Carmen said...

Romania nostra este frumoasa. Multumesc pentru imagini, nu stiam ca exista.

Calin said...

Tot zic, tot zic, că merg în Valea Zânelor. Cred că mi-ai dat imboldul decisiv. Mulțumesc.

ADRIAN said...

This is wonderful, I would love a house like this.

Alex said...

Minunate imagini! Cu adevărat pare desprins din cărțile de povești ale copilăriei. Faină ideea celor care au construit un asemenea loc.
Numai bine și zile frumoase! :-)

Diana said...

Turta dulce, zahar candel, ciocolata, ceva susan... Un deliciu! :) E ca un castel... bun de mancat. Foarte frumos loc, foarte frumoase foto!

coco said...

ce frumos, imi doresc sa ajung acolo!

angi said...

Ooooo! Ce frumusete!!!
Daca este castel,este Valea
Zanelor,sigur exista si-o poveste.:)

Noke said...

Ein sehr schönes Haus mit eigenen Charakter.

Gruß
Noke

Amelia & Mihai-Stefan CHIRCA said...

De basm! Minunate imagini!!

villa said...

Excelente reportaje, preciosas fotografías.

Un saludo desde Salamanca.

Capcane soareci said...

Superbe imagini! Nici nu stiam ca exista o Vale a Zanelor, cred ca ar fi minunat de vizitat. Se poate intra in castel?

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Amazing :) T.