Hi friends, family and wandering souls,
We are Kata and Marcell. We moved here fully a little more than a year ago and been working on this project for a few years now. Our goal right now is to create an organized, clean, minimalist and cozy home with a functioning garden. We have a fairly big land which was mostly neglected in the last decade and we are beginner gardeners, so we especially looking for helpers who are not afraid to give a full effort to make this possible.
At the moment Kata is teaching yoga in her studio and I'm working on a business project which takes up our afternoons. The worktime is flexible, however, we can mostly spend our time around the house and in the garden before noon. We do enjoy quality time alone and at evening together to cultivate our relationship, so we welcome you if you don't mind working on your own or being with yourself.
Our main interests are meditation, shamanism, dreams, music, yoga, psychology, painting, photography, cinema and vegan lifestyle. Basically anything that helps us understand life and the dhamma that surrunds us. We are on a path to learn how to live in more harmonious ways with nature. We also love music and have some musiclal instruments like guitars, drums, handpan, and flutes around the house.
Kata feels that her english is not fully developed at the moment and she doesn't use it confidentaly so if you are a non-hungarian speaker you will be mostly communicating with me.
Lastly, we have a smaller dog and an always hungry cat living in the house with us as family members. :)
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Our aspiration is to live a simple, vegan, minimalist, as trash free as possible lifestyle close to nature, in a calm, aware, harmonious envirnment. Where self-understanding and growth are in continous focus.
If you join our family we expect you to keep your surrinding clean and maintain an eye for orderliness and beauty. We are also doing our best to live by these principles as much as we can.
In the garden, the work is mostly cleaning the bushes, planting trees and plants. Creating a living space for the vegetation and creating sustainble systems. We would especially welcome you if you are an experienced gardener because this is something we intend to learn.
In the house many refurbishments we done so it is in a good shape now, however, there is still plenty to do. We are planning to repaint the inside completely, also to install water collecting systems and various building projects and handy work like a tool shed next to the house and a balcony fence, possibly some pallett furniture etc. If you have experience in any of these fields definitely contact us.
We have separate room for volunteers with a beautiful view to the garden and a balcony.
The house itself is in a winery area even though the locals call it "sober valley"... :) It is mainly surrounded with nature and peace and just removed a little from society. The local town is easily reachable, about 8 minutes walking and the closest city Győr, about 20 to 25 minute bus ride. There is an 1000+ year old active monastery with an amazing botanic garden close by and the forest is just in our backyard. We are also in a close proximity of 3 capital cities of Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava.
We've been on a vegan lifestyle for years and that is what we can offer. We both cook and we both enjoy it but many days we get busy so we can not promise fresh food everyday. Usually we cook a bigger portion and eat that for a couple of days but some days we just grab a snack a go on. So you definitely have to be self-sufficient and understand how to feed yourself from the basic materials we can offer. We are always open to learn and if you also cook that usually works out great.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
25 hours a week, flexible times, 2 days off