Restoration of an old peasant house next to the Inn on Balaban, in Bran, Romania
In 2003, the Girbacea Family of Simon (Bran) prepared to tear down its 100-yr old two-room peasant home. The house style is special to many Romanian villages including simple, elegant lines and shingled roofs. They accepted an offer to sell it for a small sum and their son-in-law, Adi Posedaru (a helicopter engineer from Brasov), helped to dismantle it and truck it up to a hill-top site near the Inn on Balaban. In storage for four years, it was reconstructed in 2008 and ready to accept guests in the Spring of 2009.
Four rooms and individual bathrooms were created from the original two-rooms and ample attic space; the barn area in the back was turned into storage and utility room. One of the goals of the restoration project is to maintain an architectural style particular to the area and to provide an example of attractive inn-keeping based on traditional styles and culture.

Music: "Riders on the Storm" by The Doors

Mr. Biro, Contractor (Biturn, Sft. Gheorghe)
Mr. Gabriel Moja, Inn on Balaban Manager and President of the Pro Bran Association
Mr. Vili Ballo,
Foreman
Nicholas Dimancescu and
Adi Posedaru
Mr. Attila Zakarias,
Restoration Architect
Copyright © BtF-Bran srl, Bran, Romania
The Work Team
The old ceiling beams all carry intricate engraved markings. They symbolize the time of year when the house was built and the owners were married.
SEE work by Hamlet Heavy Timberwork (Quebec, Canada) company on restoration activities of Banffy Castle (Bontida, Romania)