King Charles Renovated Transylvanian Home for Rent

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King Charles is a major fan of Transylvania and purchased a home in the Romanian region to use as a guest house available for rental,According to Reuters.

According to the outlet, the new king purchased and restored an 18th-century Saxon cottage in the Transylvanian village of Viscri, Romania, after first visiting the region in 1998 and falling in love with the area’s beauty.

According to the outlet a portion has been turned into a training centre to help. “secure a livelihood in Romania’s villages,”Through the teaching of traditional crafts and skills.

In further dedication to Romanian tradition, the property has antique furnishings and hand-woven woolen carpets, and the common areas of the home include a dining room, where staff prepares family-style meals from locally sourced ingredients, Visit the website of the guesthouse.

The home, formally known as Zalán Guesthouse, is available for overnight stays, with proceeds going toward his local charitable foundation, according to Reuters. 

“The Prince of Wales hopes that his guesthouse will encourage more people to visit Transylvania and, in this way, promote sustainable development,”Website for the guest home. 

“Proceeds from the guesthouse go to The Prince of Wales Foundation in Romania, member of The Prince’s Charities.”

According to Reuters, this has helped put Transylvania — also known as Count Dracula’s birthplace — on the world map of tourism.

Locals are not happy with the influx of tourist. For some, their businesses have increased sales, but others have complaints about traffic, increased cost of living and property prices, and other disruptions, per the outlet.

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