The Fuller Center for Housing’s first ever build in Romania took place in Cluj, with volunteers from the UK and US helping two families build their first ever decent home in Jucu de Sus, a village in Transylvania.
As part of the Global Builders program, a team of ten volunteers led by Peter Sexton worked for 8 days on the construction site operated by the newly formed Fuller Center for Housing of Cluj, Romania.
Starting with a poured slab, the team raised the walls and installed the top plates as well as most of the ceiling joists, while also completing most of the exterior sheeting. International guests worked alongside potential partner families who applied for the housing program, as well as local staff and volunteers. The team also had a chance to meet one of the families who already own a home built by the team in Cluj, and to meet with representatives of local non-profits and communities involved in support efforts for Ukrainian refugees.
Since they were pending their Halloween weekend in Transylvania, the team took the opportunity to spend a night in Maramureș, visiting UNESCO-heritage site „The Merry Cemetery of Săpânța” and riding Mocănița, an old narrow-gauge steam train.
”It was amazing! The team here was so well organized, experienced, friendly, fun, great sense of humor. And I learned new things, as well!”– Laura, US volunteer, has been on 20 international builds
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