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Near the forest, great markets and thermal baths in Kaposhomok, Hungary

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome to our home and thanks for stopping by to view our profile.
    Always grateful for any help but the following tasks are desirable ))
    • Gardening, harvesting, preserving
    • Builders, carpenters, electricians and trade skills
    • Marketing, administration, web design
    • Cleaning, cooking
    • Animal Care
    • Workshop Organisation/Event management
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    We are developing a small homestead in the rural province of Somogy in the countryside in South of Hungary and have spent the last 4 years growing a permaculture garden which is now abundant with life and produce, it’s a lovely place to learn and spend time in to see how nature looks after it own.
    Our mission eventually is to live more sustainable, feed from the garden & surrounding forests and find economic ways to support our small family and home, this takes time and is not always easy with legislations but we are getting there slowly and organically where possible.
    We are a small family but have a group of lovely people who visit us each year to help and learn often swapping skills and experience. We are not Hungarian but immerse ourselves into the culture and lifestyle.
    We have a bunch of naughty cuddly animals including 6 goats, 25+ chickens, cats and dogs.
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    CURRENT WORK WE ARE DOING
    We are working on various projects at any one time and always some hours in the garden each week.
    The process of renovating an old winehouse in which to turn into holiday accommodation is in motion, we will use old building techniques and methods to keep in line with the original traditional style and have started work on the garden Nov 19.
    Another is our vintage shop, we have 100’s of rustic, primitive and vintage items which we send worldwide so work on this a few days a week often visiting flea markets and vintage sellers in the countryside. If you like photography, restoring, or blogging then this might be of interest to you.
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    OUR PROPERTY – we live on a 2-acre property which we are developing using permaculture, agro forestry and other really awesome methods, the gardens are full of vegetables, and fruit and nut trees.
    Our garden backs on to the Zscelic Park (Stary Sky Park) which is the 2nd darkest place in Europe so if you like sitting under the dark skies watching the milky way around the bonfire then our place is for you. You can walk out the garden and step into the forest, its magic.
    We have two houses, a family home and a house we currently use for homesteading and volunteers so you can have your own space. We also have a cool camper van and massive tents and hammocks if you would rather be outside. We have lots of space so welcome couples and families.
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    OUR OFFER TO YOU
    Can you give us 4 hours a day (mon-fri)?
    We can give you a nice warm place to sleep and a wholesome meal each day. We also provide fresh herbs from the garden for tea and medicinal uses.
    You have 24hr access to clean kitchens and bathrooms and extra food stuff for additional meals and a great internet connection.
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    KAPOSVAR
    Weekends are time off for you to go and explore this amazing country. (Look up Kaposvar for events as it’s our closest city as it hosts more festivals than any other city in Hungary)
    There are lots of thermal baths, lakes and other interesting places to go so boredom does not exist around here.
    Come join us for a nice volunteering experience.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    they can learn all sorts about gardening, preserving and homesteading. Also about business in vintage items and running an online shop.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    CURRENT THINGS WE ARE DOING

    We are working on various projects at any one time and always some hours in the garden each week.
    The process of renovating an old wine house is in motion, we will use old building techniques and methods to keep in line with the original traditional style and have started work on the garden

    Another is our vintage shop, we have 100’s of rustic, primitive and vintage items you may like to learn about.

    • Photography
    • Writing blogs
    • Child minding
    • Gardening, harvesting, preserving
    • Teachers, all subjects are desirable
    • Builders, carpenters, electricians
    • Marketing, administration, web design
    • Cleaning, cooking
    • Animal Care
    • Workshop Organisation/Event management

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hungarian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have many comfortable clean rooms to accommodate you in our houses, a camper van and tents for the garden should you prefer the outdoors.

    Good access to clean bathrooms and kitchens

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Project is situated in the beautiful rural Provence of Somogy in a little traditional agricultural village called Kaposhomok.

    We are only 12kms from the beautiful city of Kaposvar which is twinned with Bath in the UK and around 50kms from the Lake Balaton Shores.

    Public transport links to the village are frequent by bus and train.

    In Kaposvar there are excellent facilities, a daily farmers market, train station to connect with the Balaton or Budapest, 2 kms of pedestrianised streets for the excellent festivals that take place and a relaxing thermal water park.

    We are surrounded by forests, lakes and other glorious sites to keep you busy if you like walking and discovering. There are also lots of different bird colonies here including the golden oriole and hoopoe, it really is magical. Most of the trees surrounding the property are edible.

    The majority of the villagers are semi self sufficient and grow food and raise animals for this purpose.

    There are 2 large bee farms in the village, sheep and horse farms where you can ride into the forests.

    There is a wine hill at the back of the village with over 40 wine houses spotted over the beautiful countryside, so time on a vine yard may be of interest which can be arranged.

    We love to cook and create; we often have camp fires, art parties and arrange other interesting events to keep us entertained. Should you have any creative flair then come and unleash it!

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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

Host ref number: 751898793456

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