Adobe building, upcycling and wild plants on a farm near Szarvas, Hungary



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    Sziasztok! We are Csongi and Ágota (35&27), a Hungarian couple living on the countryside of Eastern-Hungary.

    Csongi is a chef and furnace-builder, works with adobe and wood, and fixes things around the household.
    Ágota is an artisan, loves sewing, learning about wild plants, singing.
    Both of us admire upcycling, creating and playing.

    Please read about our projects and living conditions down below!

    We can provide vegetarian/vegan dishes, we eat meat occasionally.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can teach you:
    - working with clay and adobe;
    - making and fixing clothes by hand or machine, embroidery;
    - building wooden-heated furnaces;
    - collecting wild herbs and mushrooms;
    - jamming with instruments - we have: zither, jaw's harp, djembe, recorder flute and our voices.

  • Help


    2021 projects:
    - finishing the walls of our side-building with traditional techniques (wood and adobe);
    - mulching the veggie garden;
    - yearly maintenance (painting with lime, fixing the walls with clay);
    - taking care of our apple-tree garden in a separate area and making homemade apple juice.

    General housework: cooking, cleaning, decorating.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hungarian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Our life is simple and comfortable, we always have enough warmth and food for everyone.
    We have 2 cats and 20 chicken in our backyard.

    There's a small guest room in our house for 2, a sofa in the living room for 2, plus a separate single mattress; also tents to use in the garden. We can give you blankets, pillows and sleeping bags.

    Water: tap water from our well to shower and for the chicken. Drinking water from a nearby well. Rainwater for plants.

    Toilet: a composting toilet outside and a regular indoor one.

    Electricity: we have it from the system.

    No TV, no WiFi.

    Smoking is only allowed outside of the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our village is very small (~30 people in total), 8 km from Szarvas, 10 km from Békésszentandrás

    Public transport is great, there's direct bus contact from Budapest to Szarvas (3 hours). The train is a bit shorter time, but then you have to change from one line to an other.

    We can pick you up at the station of Szarvas or Békésszentandrás.

    There's a small lake/ backwater river at 10 minutes walking distance, where you can swim for free.

    We have extra bicycles you can use to explore the area.

    In Szarvas (8 km), there are some cute parks, buildings and shops.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Next to us there is a big field to park your van.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes, if they don’t hurt our chicken or cats.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 2 days off, meals provided

Host ref number: 115128187124