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Hi I'm Hugi, nice to e-meet you. 😊
I am very fortunate to have inherited some lands of crops, vineyard and orchard where I try to keep the family tradition of wine and pálinka making alive. I like to experiment various organic/permaculture/regenerative practices in growing various crops, vegetables, fruits and at the same time, slowly but surely making my eco dream projects into practice by creating a quirky holiday home at the vineyard. 🙂
If you are interested in permaculture, sustainable living, natural building projects, carpentry, DIY, woodworking, upcycling, art & crafts - your are more than welcome to join our community here in Hungary, your help would be much appreciated. 🙂
There are several projects to choose from..
One of the main projects I need help with is clearing out the houses, renovating, decorating, etc.
My dad built a nice A-frame brick house with a cellar on one of the fields. It has a living room, kitchen and 2 bedrooms upstairs. It has no bathroom yet (another project). There is no running water.
There is fresh water from a well for consumption and outdoor shower and rain water for other purposes..
On the next field there is a tiny 1 bed house with another cellar that is used as a hang out/dining place in the hot summer.. A terrace, a toilet and a kitchen are to be renovated on this house, too. :)
There are many other projects if you like DIY. My dad has been collecting leftover building materials that he had planned to reuse, upcycle, create art from.. - sadly he passed away and it would be great if we could accomplish some of his ideas..
There are plenty of materials to use your creativity and imagination to create something useful or just simply beautiful things with a twist of art.. 🙂
Previously I have been involved in organising music events, festivals, songwriting camps and planning to create a place/community for the same on the vineyard.
The ideas are endless as regards to what we could create on the fields, few more to mention: building a book exchange/library in the woods, a playground, a pool, a stopover for cyclists, outdoor kitchen and outdoor bath... Mainly using natural building techniques and natural, local materials like bamboo cane, stones, glass bottles, etc..
I just need partners in crime with a creative mind (and preferably muscles to be able to move things around) who doesn't mind to get their hands dirty.. 😎
Hoping to connect with easy-going, open-minded, can-do attitude people, who are not afraid of thinking outside the box,
to share our life experiences, knowledge and skills while we do sg useful & meaningful in a quiet, rural, green & chilled atmosphere. 🙌
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
It's a great oppo to experience living a relaxed, quiet life on a countryside away from it all. 🧘♀️ Hence the conditions are quite nomad with compost toilet and outdoor shower.
You could learn with me about growing fruits and veg, how to make wine and pálinka in general.
I would be happy to share some traditional Hungarian cuisines and could teach you in Hungarian if you interested in learning the third most difficult language to learn in the world. 🙂
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Spring is when the gardening jobs starts, preparing the soil, planting, sowing seeds, pruning trees and vine,etc..
Summer includes lot of grass cutting, weeding, gardening, fruit picking :cherry, rasberry, strawberry, redberry, mulberry, gooseberry, apricot, sour cherry, pear, apples..
September/October is the grape harvesting time. This is when I need help the most with picking apples, pears, grapes, walnuts and making wine, pálinka.
After harvest the preparation of the garden starts for next year's fruition including replanting vine, fertilising with animal manouvering, maintenance of vine structures, etc..
All year around can work on a field that is full of wild vine and elderflower..
There are plenty of wild vine, hazelnut, elderflower, bamboo, walnut material to use for creating anything like furniture, decoration, arts&crafts..
In the winter there aren't many jobs and I'm not always around, however I'm looking for people who would be happy to housesit on a remote countryside.
It would suit someone who likes an alternative lifestyle, loves nature and the out doors and is happy to spend time on their own.
There are different DIY projects all year around that would require some experience/interest in creative DIY, construction, gardening, arts&crafts.
Looking for open minded, creative ppl who are not afraid of thinking outside the box and have an independent mindset.
I prefer unusual, quirky, unique, natural building style rather than straight lines and even surfaces.. :)
Some projects to mention:
-to build an outdoor kitchen, pool, fence, treehouse, storage, playground, library, music studio, etc. All to create from recycling materials as much as possible, in a natural, unique, creative way
-keep to maintain the vineyard and the fruit trees as organic as possible
-renovate the existing buildings, furniture
-repurpose old furniture
-spray paint lime in the cellars
-maintain wooden barrels, etc, etc..
There are parking places available for campervans/caravans/motorhomes, you could stay in a tent or you can stay in the house on the vineyard.
The houses are basic and needs some TLC.
Tents and beddings will be provided, if u don't have your own.
Please be aware that the water is not yet connected to the house, however outdoor shower is available and fresh water from the well.
You can cook your own food or we can share cooking - as you wish. :)
If you are a skilled workawayer I'm happy to pay an agreed price for your work during your stay with us.
As the location is remote and located on a countryside surrounded by fields of crops, woods & vineyards
-be aware that there are all kinds of luvly creatures living around us like 🦊🦌🐭🐇🐀🦔🐿️🦇🦨🦎🐜🐛🦋🐌🐝🕷️🕸️🦟🦗🐞 - no wild animals that would do any harm to ppl though 😁
-the centre of the village is about 30mins walk away, or you could use my bike/car, you can take a train/bus to discover the nearest big cities Siófok or Székesfehérvár or could travel to/around the largest lake in Central Europe also been referred to as the Hungarian sea - Lake Balaton🌊 🏄♂️🚣🏊♂️🚵♂️
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I use my mobile Internet when on the vineyard and WiFi in a Cafe few minutes drive/ride away.
There are plenty of space for motorhomes, campervans, caravans, buses, lorries, etc on the fields.
Any pets are welcome
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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