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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)!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
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,...
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.
english, german, hungarian
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.
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).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day, 5 days a week