Help out, have fun and relax at a vibrant sustainable homestead in Móricgát, Hungary

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi. I’m Paolo, I recently bought this homestead in Moricgat, in the Hungarian countryside. My main goal is to build a permaculture farm and retreat based on self-sustainability and regenerative farming practices. Additionally, to create a place where others can come to work, learn, relax, play, heal and connect with nature and others.

    I live with my young border collie, Jupiter on 2 acres of land. While he is very smart, I still haven’t been able to teach him to water my plants or hammer a nail yet. So any additional help on the homestead from workawayers would be greatly appreciated. And in return, I try to offer as comfortable accommodation and enjoyable experience as I possibly can, with a balance between country-living and modern facilities.

    Most of the help is usually organic gardening/farming (plants only) and general maintenance. However, there are also some interesting building and repair projects from time to time.

    Biodiversity is very important to me, so you can expect to find and learn about many different flowers, fruits, vegetables, bushes, trees and other flora and fauna here. Essentially we’re creating a mini-ecosystem on the farm with as much biodiversity that is naturally possible and sustainable. With the goal of providing our own natural food, medicine and supplements.

    About Me: I’m an ex-IT professional and freelancer that left the system to pursue a more natural way of life. I place a huge value on health, truth, freedom, nature, an open-mind, community and life. My hobbies and passions include photography, djing, films, fitness, psychology, philosophy, research and learning, and spirituality. I especially love a juicy conspiracy theory. I am an English speaking expat from Cape Town, South Africa, currently learning and practicing Hungarian and German. I also speak Border Collie.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    As someone with a broad range of interests and experience, I’d be happy to share knowledge or discuss any of the topics below:

    - health, fitness, weightlifting/powerlifting and nutrition
    (NESTA certified for lifestyle and weight-management)
    - holistic and natural health
    - plant-based living and cooking
    - permaculture and regenerative farming
    - digital nomad lifestyle and freelancing
    - DJing
    - prepping, survival and food preservation methods
    - photography, SEO and social media marketing
    - psychology, spirituality and natural healing
    - language exchange and practice (English, Afrikaans, Hungarian, German, Dutch)


    On the farm and nearby there are also plenty of activities to help keep you healthy and relax, including:
    - Sauna
    - Home gym with olympic barbell, bench and weights up to 160KG, Elliptical machine
    - Basketball hoop
    - Books and documentaries
    - Bicycles
    - Hiking and walking in surrounding forests
    - Hot Thermal Baths and Spa
    - Community socials


    While fairly inexperienced in DIY and construction, I am highly interested and motivated in these skills, and am happy to learn from others with more experience, as well as teach those with less. The tool shed and workshop is well stocked to tackle most tasks.

  • Help

    Help

    The majority of the help needed will be for gardening and farming / maintenance (planting, watering, maintenance, harvesting and preservation, cleanup etc).

    My dog Jupiter can play for hours, so if you like playing with dogs and walking/hiking, then you’ll be his new best friend.

    You can also help out with cooking, if you like. This is a plant-based homestead, so new creative ways of cooking are always appreciated. I can also teach and usually have a wide variety of plant-based meat alternatives in the pantry.

    From time to time there will also be some other interesting projects, for example:
    - Raised beds and garden beds construction
    - Building a wood-fired hot tub
    - Building a stone fire pit
    - Create a food forest
    - Painting and wood restoration
    - Dog training
    - Greenhouse construction
    - Natural health products and tinctures
    - Data capturing and testing of a new gardening/farming app
    - Swimming pool setup/construction
    - Tiny house / guest house construction

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Hungarian: Beginner
    Dutch: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I'm open to language exchange, especially Hungarian speakers.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Currently, accommodation is in the main house. There are two sleeping areas - one on the top floor, one on the bottom floor. Both with their own private bathroom. Floors are separated by stairs and trapdoor which can be closed at night for privacy.

    UPSTAIRS CONFIG (I sleep downstairs)
    - Own bedroom with double bed, or two double beds for larger groups
    - Own bathroom (upstairs)
    - Access to the kitchen as needed

    OR DOWNSTAIRS CONFIG (I sleep upstairs)
    - Sofa bed in lounge (single or double config)
    - Own bathroom (downstairs)
    - Access to the kitchen as needed

    WIFI and a working space is available for digital nomads/freelancers.

    We eat primarily plant-based foods (vegan/vegetarian). Where possible there will be shared meals. Otherwise the kitchen and pantry are open to you as if it were your own house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    UPCOMING PROJECTS

    - Garden maintenance and cleanup
    - Stove-heated hot tub construction (skills required)
    - Build a greenhouse / poly tunnel
    - Gardening and Raised beds construction and preparation
    - Building demolition and clearing
    - Website testing and data capturing for new gardening application I’m creating.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    WIFI and a working space is available for digital nomads/freelancers.

  • 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

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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



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