Popasul Verde in Sângeorz-Băi

See what you can find at Popasul Verde and in the surrounding area

A bit of relaxation in the Mountains

This little chalet is all made up of clay, straws, wood and all-natural materials from the area.
You should know, this is not the wilderness, that inside you have everything you need, keeping cool in summer and warm in wintertime.
And if the weather’s just fine, you can relax and admire nature from the flowery rooftop.

The story of Popasul Verde

Popasul Verde is entirely built of all-natural, organic and recycled materials, most of which were procured locally, with very few exceptions imposed by the Romanian law on constructions, such as the concrete used for the foundation. However, the quantity of concrete was significantly reduced by adding stone.
The structural frame of the house is made of wood and the outer walls of straw bales with an approximate width of 50 cm, plus the areas (in particular at the junction of walls) containing cob.

Popasul Verde Rooftop

The “green” rooftop consists of a system allowing the growth of vegetation without the need for significant maintenance. This is possible through the use of certain type of plants resistant to extreme climate conditions, in this case being used succulent plants or sedums. Such a rooftop, as the one used in the construction of Popasul Verde in Sângeorz-Băi provides very good thermal insulation besides the fact that it replaces the ground vegetation surface removed by the placement of the house.

A special house

An entire series of decorative elements, such as niches in the walls, steps, but especially the bathroom and parts of the kitchen are and will still be finished with tadelakt, cob or lime plaster, bits of old, traditional house in the Sângeorz area that have collapsed, such as the “curly” rooftop or the old, support beams.

Endless relaxation

Popasul Verde chalet is ideal to be inhabited by two families for long or short term periods, both in summer and in winter, with a minimum consumption of energy due to the excellent insulation properties of the walls and green rooftop. The large surface of the roof allows its use as a terrace, where you can find a small table for two. You can go up the rooftop through an interior access window.

  • Eco-friendly materials

    Popasul Verde house is build up from eco-friendly materials in a mountain area near the Rodnei Mountains.

  • Touristic trails

    Near Popasul Verde you can find The Artistic Village from Dosul Garciului, created by the artist Maxim Dumitras, at a one-hour walking distance on the hills (see brochure). Cormaia is a dream place where you can cool yourself down with mountain water. After a road over Sângeorz-Băi hills, you can eat at the local Bed & Breakfasts or visit the beautiful ``Buna vestire`` Monastery. Rodnei Mountains national park is just at a stone's throw away.

  • Traditions

    The Sângeorz-Băi and Rodnei Mountains area is one full of tradition and surprises at every turn, for a special stay.

This house will be included in an eco-friendly tourist circuit with the aim to highlight the beauty of the natural landscapes in the area and to bring people closer to nature, making them more sensitive and perceptive to the attention to be given to the environment.

How is the weather going to be in the area

In order to actual feel the area at its true value, always be aware of the weather forecast.