Come help us in a permacultural forest garden in Nagyszékely, Hungary




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  • Description


    We are a family of 4 people: Austrian man (53), Hungarian woman (42) and our 2 small girls (5 and 8). In the year 2011 we moved to Nagyszékely and started on 6700 m² our organic garden.
    Since 2016 we can use already 1,4 ha. Our permacultural forest-garden is developing very well. It contains many fruit-trees and other trees (for instance for firewood and buiding material), vegetables and herbs. We have made the most important steps, and every new step is an adventure.

    Our place is situated in a small village called Nagyszékely, somewhere halfway between Budapest and Pécs. The landscape is quite hilly, we are surrounded by forests and agricultural monocultures as well. This “dead-end“ village has a special energy and attracts many interesting people including gardeners, craftsmen and artists. The local community is quite active and is organising several events throughout the whole year, but usually the village is very quiet and an ideal place for escaping from the stressy city-life.

    Our current projects:
    1. Building a greenhouse to have some vegetables in autumn and winter as well.
    2. planting a lot of vegetables
    3. weeding and scything
    4. playing with our children

    We can accommodate two workawayers or one couple or one family with max. 2 children (should be in the age of our children, so that they can play with each other).

    Please don't bring your dog(s)!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • 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

    Visitors will benefit in learning about permaculture, herbs, hungarian, german, english language.
    They can practise gardening, cooking, conserving food for the winter, playing with children,...

  • Help


    We need help mainly in the garden, cooking, household and looking after the children. But depending on the skills of the volunteers there are building/constructing tasks as well.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, german, hungarian

  • Accommodation


    accomodation usually in tents, but in emergency cases (heavy rain or cold period) you can sleep in the house.
    We can accommodate one workawayer or one couple or one family with max. 2 children, who should be in the age of our children.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The village of Nagyszékely is located between Budapest and Pécs and not very far from the big lake Balaton. It is easy to come here by train and bus (intercity train until Pincehely, 15 minutes by bus from there).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 757961426587