In 2006, The Prince of Wales acquired an 18th century farmhouse in Viscri (Deutschweisskirch).
The house had already partly collapsed in 2001, but was still lived in by old Sarah Fernolend, who died in 2003. It is thanks to her neighbour and village responsible Caroline Fernolend, that the building could be saved. The structural restoration of the house was carried out by the Mihai Eminescu Trust, under the patronage of The Prince of Wales. Restorer Colin Richards and architect Gabriel Lambescu supervised local craftsmen who gradually brought the house back to its former shape and character.
Three years after the old lady had died, His Royal Highness decided to buy the property and asked us to assist with the interiors and the courtyard. During the works, we have discovered many personal items, textiles, some furniture and many farming tools of the last inhabitant. We cleaned, washed, mended and ironed most of the wonderful original textiles, and managed to save most of them.