Enjoying simple life in a small village in Zalaújlak, Hungary




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  • Descripción


    20 years ago I started for Hungary in a small village with in the southern part of Hungary. Never before in my life I got any idea about this country. Today I am convinced:: This house had been waiting for me. This house gave me a lot of good energy.
    Unfortunately I never spent more than 2-3 weeks without any break to leave for business. Therefore I did not realize my dreams of living there yet. All over the years I needed my neighbours supporting me with house keeping and and taking care of the ground of 3000m2. Slowly, slowly I want to change the character of the house and its surroundings to give more and more a kind of 'soul'.

    What I am looking for as support given by workawayers?
    Give me a hand with all what is to be done like gardening or housekeeping, reparing clay walls, fire wood work. Most important for me is your creativity by 'styling' or designing some areas of the greenery - steps, meditation place, plants, stones, sculptures ... what ever you may be thinking of.

    What is my background?
    Today there is a special challenge: Being grandma of two beautiful young kids. In the past professionally consultant in Germany, Switzerland and sometimes in India put my life on roads and into hotels instead of home and family life. I am looking for better balancing.

    What is the location?
    The house is made of clay in the very typical style of Hungarian cottages. My goal always had been to take care of style and material - not as easy as I thought, People forgot the old techniques and used modern materials restauring the house. Now I want to replace concrete parts by clay - I need help to do that.
    In the main house there is a 2-bed-room,living room, kitchen, bathroom with shower and WC. The 'livingroom' is the ancient 'kitchen' (konyha) which means fireplace, table. seats, internet.

    There is another building almost made of wood, the former shelter with former cowshed. which I changed into a beautiful bedroom - with bathroom under construction. That should be finished in 2021 - but due to corona situation that might last till 2023. This bathroom keeps only one clay wall.

    You want to know a bit more about the village?
    Today ca. 80 Hungarian inhabitants
    About 10 houses owned by Germans, Swiss
    No shop, no bar, no restaurant, nothing - all lost the last 10 years.
    People speak Hungarian. Only few of them speak English or German.
    The people are friendly and open

    The attraction of this place seams to be low. You have to like making experiences with simple life in a simple village. If ever you wanted to experience simple life - no tv, only internet access in my house - this may be a good place for you like it is for me.
    if you wanted I will take you to 'our' town, market and coffee houses; or the natural environment. The lake Balaton is not far away. Even the landscape is some kind of simple: Nothing huge, not really impressive or extraordinary.

    If you want or need: experience professional coaching sessions or supported self reflection, meditation, Ychuan.
    May be you want to discuss a new project or have a look at conflicts laying in the past. I like discussing questions of life and politics.
    In my former life I've been teacher of German literature - You are free to take your profit.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    The main benefit will be natur, village, live like people once did. You may meet Hungarian people, friends and see how they live. Most of them live more 'modern' than I in my small historcal house.
    I hope we will get the possibility to meet art events nearby. All this is different from our 'western culture' like you will find in bigger cities like Budapest, this is the old Hungary with forests, vinyards, small houses - now mostly renewed .
    We learn about poverty in Europe, it's beauty, simplicity, lifestyle.

  • Ayuda


    Gardening - Permaculture - general works and - hopefully - ... I am looking for your ideas, your creativity - and knowledge
    I may need constructing support .
    Some work may be harder like woodwork for wintertime, others easier.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Hungarian: Intermedio
    Español: Principiante
    Italiano: Principiante

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  • Alojamiento


    This house is a typical hyngarian small farmhouse more than 100 years old . Unbelievable that two to three generations lived in here.
    You will sleep in the mainhouse made of clay with real good and healthy climat. The bedroom with 2 wooden beds is simple, beautiful, small. It helps to sleep deeply. If ever you can not sleep, you will find some books and elected music on CD. There is no TV - I am sorry.

    We may share the small bathroom, kitchen and table - normaly we stay most of the day outside while working or recouvering in hidden places.

    I like cooking and will prepare your meals for breakfast, lunch and diner - mostly I prefer vegetarian food, but I will hear what you want or need.
    My cooking style is a mixture of mediterranian and asian food: spicy, fresh, sustainable. We buy regional products from the market place and small typical shops 15 km away.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    This place is wonderful to forget trouble, problems, stress. Read, paint, dream - relax.
    I am experianced consultant, therapist and will give any support wanted to find psychologically and physically based balance.
    If you are only looking for a relaxing place in the middle of my green wilderness you will find it .
    The place may inspire you. -
    Bicycles to go looking around by yourself: they are waiting for you.
    Buses are rare, but they are. I personally like to travel and look around and if you want I will take you with me-

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Internet connection is working well and quickly. You got your own room to stay in.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    There is place to stay

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 4 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 423719564695