15M euro green mountain resort being built in Romania

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Just like in Bulgaria, the tourism sector is growing in its neighbouring country Romania. The wide range of tourism offers at Romania’s Black Sea coast and in the picturesque mountain ranges it has to offer, will now be extended further, by a green mountain resort.

In a partnership with Romanians, the Dutch investor Gerard Doedee is in the process of setting up 68 green houses, on just as many hectares of land, in the Vama Buzaului region, right in Transylvania. These houses will fit into the scenery with their design. More importantly, they will be energy-effective and support themselves with solar panels, which will deliver both electricity and hot water.

The first house was presented this weekend, while the entire project is supposed to be finalized in 2020. The price tag on the entire thing amounts to 15 million euro, which Doedee will come up with, in cooperation with Romanian investors and the town of Vama Buzaului, which will be providing the land.

According to the publication wall-street.ro, two Italian architects designed those houses.

Investor Doedee was quoted saying, he fell in love with Transylvania during his first visit in 2008. A traditional Romanian house he saw at a museum in Bucharest had inspired him, regarding ideas for the architecture.

His company, Valley 21, intends to sell most of those green houses in that wonderful scenery, for up to 285,000 Euro a piece. But some of them will be rented out to tourists.

In the tourism sector, Bulgaria is a lot stronger than Romania, probably due to its geographical location, further south. Both countries are constantly coming up with new ideas for tourist magnets.

(Photo: Valley 21)

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Imanuel Marcus, the founder of foreignersandfriends.com, is Associate Editor of The Sofia Globe.