Bargauani Bed and Breakfast
Interviews were conducted with people from Bargauani or with people who work in areas that are interesting regarding to our research. A transect walk, through Google Earth, has been conducted to monitor the current situation in Bargauani. Additional information has been gathered through various tool that facilitate the analysis of the region. The Sustainable Livelihood Framework and two SWOT Analysis have been valuable devices to frame the region and determine the best Innovation. Ultimately, a Hard-, Soft-, Orgware & TEES-Test has been conducted to define the preliminary necessities for an innovation - but why?
The area of interest contains several remote and small villages, located in the north-eastern part of Romania. The mayor has approached VHL to find solutions, in the form of an innovation, for several problems that appear in his region. Most striking was the ageing population, rural exodus of the young generation, little job opportunities and poverty, a lack of trust and lack of infrastructure. Our task was to take the challenge and respond to these problems with an appropriate innovation. In the end, we have developed an idea that deals with most of the problems we could identify and additionally it delivers maximum results with comparably little input.