A family with small kids, animals and with organic garden is waiting for you close to Zalaegerszeg, Hungary



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  • Description


    Help our family with looking after the kids and in the daily routine of the farm life on a hilltop between Lake Balaton and the National Park of Őrség.

    We are living in a farm on a hilltop approximately 6 km from the town of Zalaegerszeg in Hungary.
    Our land (3 hectares) is made of a small forest, pasture for the animals, orchards with lot of fruits and the farmyard.
    We cultivate a small piece of ground which is used for growing vegetables totally free of chemicals for almost 15 years.
    A horse, a cow, three dogs (German sheperd, New Foundlander, Caucasian), five cats, hens and a rooster are living with us on the farm.
    My husband (his name is Ferenc and he is 46 years old) works mainly at home but he is one of the head trainers of the local dog school so he often gets into the car and drives off into the town in order to take part in the life of the dog school.
    My name is Réka, I'm 34 years old. Before the kids (three boys - ages 4, 6 and 1) I worked as a sales and marketing manager in a hotel. Nowadays I spend my time with the kids and I try to maintain things in and around the house. :) And I happily learn and practice to prepare homemade dairy products.

    Friends (sometimes with kids) are often welcome in our home. We are non-smokers and we do not have TV.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    You can spend your freetime with two horses on the farm.
    Or you can just hike in the surrounding hills and discover the hidden springs.
    We used to take part in a program of an art and craft house once a week, where we can learn about old craft tricks
    (like candle making, planking etc.) with the kids. If you are interested in such things you can join us and try yourself.

    The town of Zalaegerszeg is approximately 6 km from the farm.
    In the summer there are lot of cultural and musical events in the town center, and you can enjoy swimming and sunbathing by the natural lake of the town.
    Lake Balaton is situated about 40 km away. The Thermal Lake of Hévíz, which is Europe's largest natural thermal lake is appr. 30 km from the farm.
    The Natural Park of Őrség can be reached in 30 minutes by car.
    Budapest is 220 km, Vienna (A) is 170 km, Graz (A) is 130 km.
    For the shorter trips we can provide you a bike. The further destinations can be reached individually by bus or train.

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  • Help


    We are looking for someone who can help us mainly looking after the kids (walking in the nature, bike-riding, playing, singing songs etc.)
    It is very important for us that you can be treated as the sixth member of our family, who is consistent and patient with the kids and open-minded and friendly with us.
    Any kind of Waldorf experience (school or knowledge of the pedagogy) is a huge advantage.

    In the remaining working hours you can help us in and around the house, in the garden (weeding, harvesting, marmalade making etc.) or in the stable.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Hungarian: Fluent

    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


    You will be accommodate in a small separated cottage house which is situated appr. 300 m from our home.
    This is a perfect place for nature lovers: the house is built at the bottom of the hill surrounded by green fields and trees. Deers often graze in front of the window, foxes live in the nearby fox-hole.
    At the moment the house is not fully equipped, we have not finished the kitchen yet.
    You can use the bathroom with the shower, a living room with a sofa, table, chairs and a tile stove downstairs.
    The upper floor is functioned as a spacious bedroom totally made of wood with large windows.
    There is only an outdoor toilet beside the house, but if you prefer the normal WC, then you can use it in our house.

    During your stay we can provide you the following meals in our home:
    - breakfast which contains mainly fresh seasonal fruits from the garden, homemade yoghurt and cereals
    - elevenses with bread, homemade dairy products, vegetables, nuts, tee, coffee
    - lunch means always a warm meal (soup + second dish)
    - dinner can be also warm or cold meal
    - and seasonal fruits and vegetables from the farm as much as you need
    Please note that our family is VEGETARIAN, so the above mentioned meals do not contain any meat.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 587322881624