Help us with our self-sufficient place in Western Hungary

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  • Description


    We're a belgian couple, Wouter (40) and Leen (35) with a 5 year old boy, Emil and a 2 year old girl, Frida.
    We have been building up our farm for the last 11 years.
    We started out with a couple of goats to suply ourselves, but this grew into the farm we have now. At the moment we have a herd of 15 cows (8-9 milking cows) from whoms milk we make delicious matured cheese and other dairy products
    We sell all our cheese directly from the farm.
    We try to farm in an alternative way, as ecological as possible. We had the luck to have found a beautifull valley to do so. Surounded by grassfields and forests, and no neighbours for 2km, this really is a small paradise :) .

    Besides the farm we also try to live as selfsufficient as possible by growing our own vegetables, foraging mushrooms, having chickens for eggs, but also building our own buildings.
    We build exclusively with natural materials. We very much like building with wood, straw and cob.

    We think we could be an interesting place for people who would like to start a small scale farm in the future. Besides the wide range of skills we gained through the years, you could learn a lot from our mistakes as well :)

    Our kids are homeschooled. We love to see them grow up in this environment. We love to have families with kids here so they can play together and learn from eachother.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Smallscale farming, selfsustainable living, gardening, taking care of dairy cows, cheese making, natural building.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Loads of projects always pop up, so never know in advance what we are going to do next week :)
    Natural building, gardening, preparing firewood, harvesting/preserving food,...
    We are not looking for help with the business/ milking, cheese making and selling, but of course we are happy to show you how we do it.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Hungarian: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We have a cob roundhouse where you can stay. It has a small kitchen and a double bed. No running water and heated by a woodstove. You should see it more as comfortable camping. :)
    There is a building nearby where you can get water and take a warm shower (if you heat the woodfired boiler)
    We have breakfast and dinner separate and lunch (warm meal) together. On the days off we ask volunteers to cook for theirself. We provide all you need (vegetarian) and you can cook it in your own little kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We work together in the morning untill lunch, usually 8h-13h or 9h-14h. After lunch you can do whatever you like and we have our familytime. We work together 5 days a week, 2 days off.
    We have no wifi and phone reception at the farm, but there is reception 300m from us, near the road.
    We have 2 bicycles which you can use, bus (2km) and train (5km) connection in the village.
    We are always happy to have families with kids here as well.

  • 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

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 818518485856

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Looking forward to welcoming you to my farm on the edge of the forest in Magyarfold, Hungary
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