As I was telling you in a first post, we left our new-bought-house in Bucharest almost untouched for one year: from time to time we went there in order to make some measurements and figure out what we wanted to do with our new property.
We wanted to move in because of the constant tensions with my parents-in-law, but regarding the state of the windows and insulation and the structure itself (it was built during the fifties) the house needed some major improvements. But what exactly did we want? How would the works cost? What was the local legislation? What were the steps to make? Continue reading Building our home in Bucharest #2
Building your home – a house – is a big achievement in life: you have to struggle in order to push your organizational and financial boundaries. You find yourself entangled in legal problems you never thought about… It is a long story!
Anyway, as almost every story we started in our existence, the first move was an emotional one, a strong “emotion” that put everything “in motion”… Continue reading Building our home in Bucharest #1
The year 2007 was really important to us because it was truly the first year (or year #1) of our activity (2006 being the “zero” year because it was the year of the building of the park and we did not succeed in attracting many customers to Lucianca 😦 ), the year of almost all of our “premieres”: first offer requests for the building of adventure parks, first wave of teammates and employees, first big events with many children or adults in the same time. And we managed during this year to create a structured and organized offer, after many trials and errors, many advices from our customers 😀 Continue reading 2007 – the year of the “premieres” @Aventura Parc
The “history”, or rather the Aventura Parc story in Romania begins in 2005 when we were already looking for a forest for almost two years (sporadic at first, because we had to develop another company and build our house, and after a while systematically) where to build the first nature adventure park in Romania .
In villages around Bucharest we were greeted with astonishment, indifference, sometimes even with a slight aggression: what do the French guys want with their amusement park with cables, ropes and other crazy things? Our project was complete “extra terrestrial” in those days …
Fortunately sometime in early May 2005 we met in Butimanu an agricultural agent that has proven cooperative and open to our wacky idea. He told us about a hectare of forest at the edge of the village Lucianca (completely unknown then! ). We went to visit … As you’ll see below there was nothing special in this forest (…)
(…) Nevertheless in contrast to the dozens of parcels visited before it encompassed most of the conditions sine qua non that were required for us to buy something like this: national road access, proximity to an electric pole (we thought naively that it will be easy to put there a power transformer to the park but you will have to see what Electrica (the electricity company) did to us in 2006 ), relatively large trees for the area …
Like many in life, we made a decision quickly (about two days) and made the papers, paid the money, and took possession of Lucianca forest.
Quickly followed the establishement of the company, the beginning of the brand deposit procedure at the OSIM (another nest of “competent” people) and we only had to build the park… Indeed?
So much for 2005, thank you for reading 🙂 !