Help us with gardening and DIY projects on our family farm in Tök, Hungary

  • Hungary
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  • Last activity: 31/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 5. My wife is from Transylvania and grew up in an off grid community, until she was 10 years old, using a bartering system, exchanging goods, produce and physical work. I was born and raised on the California coast and moved to Virginia as an adult. Our two boys were born in Virginia. When they reached the ages of 3 and 5, we thought we would expose them to a different culture and smaller community life, so we moved to Hungary.
    Our family is multi-lingual. The children are fluent in English and Hungarian, and my wife is also fluent in Romanian as well. We are big in crafting with leather and wood and play music together most days (drums, violin, banjo, recorder, harmonica, guitar, accordion, etc) .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    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

    Learn ethical practices for living simply and resiliently
    Learn about harvesting wild foods
    Learn how to work with traditional building materials
    Learn how to use recycled, scavenged and natural material
    Learn how to set up an off-grid solar system
    Learn how to work with animals, from goats to cows, to poultry
    Learn to milk goats, cows
    Learn how to grow mushrooms
    Learn to bake fresh bread from ancient grains
    Learn to make cheese and much more
    Wake up to the sounds of nature, absent of cars or city noises. Center yourself among blooming cherry trees and songs of the birds as you drink a fresh ground cup of coffee and bite into a slice of fresh baked bread. Walk the homestead and great the chickens and ducks as you make your way to the back garden. Put in some honest tasks either digging and mixing soil, tending to the vegetable garden or nursery, feeding/milking the goats, planting a couple fruit trees or building a fence from locally collected trees.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We are in the process of turning all 3 properties into self-sustainable farms using natural, permaculture/bio-dynamic practices and techniques that we have learned over the years. Currently we have projects that range from planting bushes, trees gardens, making a fishpond, swales for water retention to working with animals, milking goats and turning to cheese to construction with traditional building materials and techniques. All properties have off-grid solar panel systems.
    Planting vegetable gardens, digging swales, planting herbs
    Garden maintenance, harvesting veggies, developing swales for water retention
    Converting soil for organic agriculture, Clear brush
    Building and outside shower, build fences for gardens and animals
    Help with animals such as goats and maybe cows
    Restore stone built buildings with hand made bricks and mortar

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Hungarian: Fluent
    Romanian: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have 3 properties in Hungary that we are developing for sustainable living, to teach our children the values and lessons from living a simple life in harmony with nature. We are obsessed with alternative living . One property, our main residence, is in a small village North West of Budapest. Here we have an off-grid solar system, ducks and chickens, a green house, young fruit trees and a permaculture/bio-dynamic garden and forest garden. The other 2 properties are 8km away on a hill with a scenic view. There we have a fruit tree orchard, with various cherry, plum and other fruit trees, goats and off-grid living tiny houses.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We enjoy growing, harvesting and cooking our own food and sourcing our own materials for making crafts, structures and instruments. Hiking in local vineyards or walking along ancient Roman roads is as close as walking up the street. Bluegrass banjo often generates a improvisational sing-a-long and frequent quests keep each day eventful and unpredictable. Budapest is easily accessible by car or bus and we often go for a day trip.

  • 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

    We have big fields for parking.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dogs, cats yes no rats or snakes

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 314763615794

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