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Welcome to our Project and ‘Thanks’ for stopping by.
WE ARE - an exciting and fun developing homestead in the rural province of Somogy in the countryside in South of Hungary.
Our mission is to live off grid, feed from the garden & surrounding forests and find economic ways to support our small family and home.
We are in the process of renovating an old farmhouse in which to turn into holiday accommodation and will use old building techniques and methods to keep in line with the original traditional style.
There are three of us which includes 2 extremely fun and friendly under 10’s.
And a bunch of naughty cuddly animals including 13 goats, 25+ chickens, cats and dogs.
PROPERTY – we live on a 2-acre property which we are developing using permaculture, agro forestry and other really awesome methods, the gardens are full of vegetables, and fruit and nut trees so we don’t go hungry around here.
Our garden backs on to the Zscelic Park (Stary Sky Park) which is the 2nd darkest place in Europe so if you like sitting under the dark skies watching the milky way around the bonfire then our place is for you.
We have two houses, a family home and a house we currently use for homesteading and volunteers so you can have your own space.
What we do
We have two small businesses, 1 is a vintage and antique collectible shop which you may want to get involved with so we spend time cruising the flea markets weekly for unique and historical items.
We hold a farmer’s license to produce milk products such as cheese, ice cream and yoghurt along with jams, preserves and fresh farm boxes to the local market and shops.
We also run really exciting workshops on : How to make cheese, how to ferment food, preserving, permaculture, herbs, foraging and other great homestead skills so there is lots to learn and experience whilst with us.
HELP WE NEED
Gardening, harvesting, preserving
Teachers, all subjects are desirable
Builders, carpenters, electricians and trade workers
Marketing, administration, web design
Workshop Organisation/Event management
THE DEAL is if you can give us 4 to 5 hours a day (mon-fri) then we can give you a nice place to sleep and a delicious wholesome vegetarian meal each day. We also provide amazing herbs from the garden for tea and medicinal uses.
Saturday and Sunday’s are days of for you to go and explore this amazing country. (Look up Kaposvar for events as its our closest city as it hosts more festivals than any other city in Hungary)
There are lots of thermal baths, lakes and other interesting places to go so boredom does not exist around here. So come join us for a great volunteering experience.
Niñera / cuidado de niños
Mantenimiento / bricolage
Cocinar / compras
Ayuda en una granja
Ayuda en proyecto ecológico
Ayuda en casa
Ayuda con animales
Ayuda con idiomas
they can learn all sorts about gardening, preserving and homesteading.
We love to gather, forage, harvest and wildcraft, play, dance, garden, cook, eat, sing and create and are looking for companions on their travels to join in the fun.
So, if your looking for a wholesome volunteering experience then do get in touch.
Our current to do list looks a little like this, but can change daily!
- Building interesting garden structures out of recycled materials
- Germinating and dealing with the seedlings
- Creative artistic creations
- Clearing interesting stuff from the new house
- Antique renovations
- Animal Husbandry
- Dog training
- Setting up the summer kitchen
- Building a composting toilet -DONE
- Setting up the Orchard
- Herb gardening design and planning
- Vegetable gardening
- House Stuff, cleaning, cooking etc
- Wild crafting,harvesting,foraging for preserving and winter foods
- A little bit of child and animal entertainment!
- Some general building and maintenance jobs
- Some basic Administration
English, little Hungarian
We have many comfortable clean rooms to accommodate you, and tents for the garden should you prefer the outdoors.
The Project is situated in the beautiful rural Provence of Somogy in a little traditional agricultural village called Kaposhomok.
We are only 12kms from the beautiful city of Kaposvar which is twinned with Bath in the UK and around 50kms from the Lake Balaton Shores.
Public transport links to the village are frequent by bus and train.
In Kaposvar there are excellent facilities, a daily farmers market, train station to connect with the Balaton or Budapest, 2 kms of pedestrianised streets for the excellent festivals that take place and a relaxing thermal water park.
We are surrounded by forests, lakes and other glorious sites to keep you busy if you like walking and discovering. There are also lots of different bird colonies here including the golden oriole and hoopoe, it really is magical. Most of the trees surrounding the property are edible.
The majority of the villagers are semi self sufficient and grow food and raise animals for this purpose.
There are 2 large bee farms in the village, sheep and horse farms where you can ride into the forests.
There is a wine hill at the back of the village with over 40 wine houses spotted over the beautiful countryside, so time on a vine yard may be of interest which can be arranged.
We love to cook and create; we often have camp fires, art parties and arrange other interesting events to keep us entertained. Should you have any creative flair then come and unleash it!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week