— How would you describe Maramures Lodges including Cosma Lodge?
They are highlights of Maramures architecture. There are five houses in total and we got them from different villages in the area several years ago, deconstructed them and rebuilt them on this piece of land.
They are absolutely traditional and we love them because they are masterpieces of Maramures woodworking crafts. They are also unique because of their size and one of them is very special because it is L-shaped and this type of house is very rare. They are between 150 and 300 years old.”
— Cosma Lodge exterior
— What was your inspiration to acquire these country lodges, deconstruct them and and turn them into holiday rentals?
Later on, we devised the plan to provide nice holiday accommodation for guests. We did this for two reasons. One was to share the houses with others, and the second was to have some help with reducing our costs.”
— Maramures estate
— Please describe the layout and the rooms of Cosma Lodge.
The house has around 100 sqm and offers two beautiful bedrooms for up to four people. This bright and sunny cottage is cozy and modern furnished and still preserves its individual character through its many traditional elements like the carvings and benches on the front porch, from where you have beautiful views of the Rodna and Tibles mountains and our estate in the valley.”
— Please tell us a little bit about the interior of the holiday homes.
For example, in Maris Lodge we also have an original desk from Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor, the famous British travel writer. I was always inspired by his many travels and when there was an auction of some of his belongings, I bought his desk and some original books.”
— View from Cosma Lodge
— What about the facilities at the lodges?
— Harvest in Maramures
— To you personally, what is so special about these traditional Romanian country lodges?