All Year: All year
Area (ha): 1
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 4088
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Last Updated: October 30, 2017
Welcome to our Project and ‘Thanks’ for stopping by.
WE ARE - an exciting and fun developing homestead in the rural province of Somogy in the countryside in South of Hungary.
Our mission is to live off grid, feed from the garden & surrounding forests and find economic ways to support our small family and home.
We are in the process of renovating an old farmhouse in which to turn into holiday accommodation and will use old building techniques and methods to keep in line with the original traditional style.
There are three of us which includes 2 extremely fun and friendly under 10’s.
And a bunch of naughty cuddly animals including 13 goats, 25+ chickens, cats and dogs.
PROPERTY – we live on a 2-acre property which we are developing using permaculture, agro forestry and other really awesome methods, the gardens are full of vegetables, and fruit and nut trees so we don’t go hungry around here.
Our garden backs on to the Zscelic Park (Stary Sky Park) which is the 2nd darkest place in Europe so if you like sitting under the dark skies watching the milky way around the bonfire then our place is for you.
We have two houses, a family home and a house we currently use for homesteading and volunteers so you can have your own space.
What we do
We have two small businesses, 1 is a vintage and antique collectible shop which you may want to get involved with so we spend time cruising the flea markets weekly for unique and historical items.
We hold a farmer’s license to produce milk products such as cheese, ice cream and yoghurt along with jams, preserves and fresh farm boxes to the local market and shops.
We also run really exciting workshops on : How to make cheese, how to ferment food, preserving, permaculture, herbs, foraging and other great homestead skills so there is lots to learn and experience whilst with us.
HELP WE NEED
Gardening, harvesting, preserving
Teachers, all subjects are desirable
Builders, carpenters, electricians and trade workers
Marketing, administration, web design
Workshop Organisation/Event management
THE DEAL is if you can give us 4 to 5 hours a day (mon-fri) then we can give you a nice place to sleep and one delicious wholesome vegetarian meal each day. We also provide amazing herbs from the garden for tea and medicinal uses.
Saturday and Sunday’s are days of for you to go and explore this amazing country. (Look up Kaposvar for events as its our closest city as it hosts more festivals than any other city in Hungary)
There are lots of thermal baths, lakes and other interesting places to go so boredom does not exist around here. So come join us for a great volunteering experience.