The story of the clay castle built in Porumbacu de Sus situated in the Transylvanian mountains has reached BBC, which made a documentary on it. The castle has been built entirely from natural materials, and it seems to have a come out straight from fairy tales.
Gabriela and Razvan Vasile built this environment-friendly castle situated at 40 km from the town of Sibiu during the past three years. To be able to finish the project, the couple sold their house situated near Bucharest.
Also called the Clay Castle from the Fairies’ Valley, the house is built from clay, straw and sand, the pillars being made of wood. The couple requested the help of a professional architect to realize their dream. The owners consider that the house resembles a house from hobbit land rather than a castle, and they hope that in the future they will be able to host tourists who would like to spend some time in these beautiful mountains.
The Clay Castle is a touristic attraction in itself, and it has already served as a site for a young couple’s honeymoon.
During the winter the 10 rooms of the castle will be heated with traditional stoves heated with wood.
Vasile would like to open a restaurant this year at the Clay Castle in which he will only cook from local ingredients. The fairy tale castle already has 20,000 followers on Facebook.