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



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  • Description


    We are Csongi and Ágota (36&28), a Hungarian couple from the countryside of Eastern-Hungary.

    Csongi is a chef and furnace-builder, loves felting and fixes things around the household.
    Ágota loves traditional handcrafts, wild edible- and medicinal plants.
    Both of us admire upcycling, creating and playing card games.

    We’d love to host volunteers who have interest or skills in building with natural materials.

    We eat meat, we can provide vegetarian dishes, but cannot support very special diets. We like to eat together.

    Our village is very-very small (~30 people), 8 km from Szarvas, 10 km from Békésszentandrás. Shopping is once a week.

  • 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

  • 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;
    - collecting wild edible herbs and mushrooms;
    - making and fixing clothes by hand or machine;
    - basic felting;
    - how to build a stove for yourself; and much more
    - we have some instruments.

  • Help


    Help in projects depends on the current priorities, your physical strength and abilities, and lot of times on the weather.

    Building and renovating, baking bread, cutting wood for winter, taking care of the animals and veggie garden, yearly maintenance (painting with lime, fixing the walls with clay).
    There’s place for creative ideas.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hungarian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Our life is very simple, nothing fancy.
    We have a goat, a pig, 5 ducks, 10 chicken and a pair of rabbits in our backyard, plus a lovely kitten.

    We have a small guest room in our house for 2, and a sofa in the living room for 2. We can give you blankets, pillows and sleeping bags.

    • Water: tap water is from our well. Rainwater for plants.
    • Toilet: a composting toilet both inside and outside.
    • Electricity: we have it from the system.
    • No WiFi.

    Smoking is allowed outside of the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Public transport: there's direct BUS contact from Budapest to Szarvas (3 hours). The TRAIN is a bit shorter in time, but then you have to change from one line to an other.
    We can pick you up at “Szarvas szivattyútelep” bus station, which is 2 km from our house.

    There's the Körös river at 10 minutes walking distance, where you can swim in the summer.

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

    In Szarvas (8 km), there is a wild animal park, cafés and shops, and a mini mock-up park of Hungary.
    In Békésszentandrás there is a small brewery.
    Bigger cities in the area: Békéscsaba (55 km), Szolnok (60 km), Kecskemét (75 km), Szeged (85 km)

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    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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes, they can stay only outside in the garden.

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 115128187124