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All Year: April-September
Area (ha):
Persons: 1-6
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 47219
Country: Hungary

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Last Updated: May 4, 2019



Help us in the creation of an open community space next to Lake Balaton. Free Port is a garden where we are building spaces for hosting people, workshops and cultural events. The idea is based on the desire of learning and sharing.

We are also working on a vegetable garden, which will provide fresh food for our summer kitchen throughout the season. The garden is an experiment for all of us, no chemicals and no rules to follow, but to love and learn. :)

We are an open group, with 4-5 of us (family members and friends) who are here more permanently, and others who join us for shorter periods. The atmosphere of the place is constantly changing in harmony with the people who are here to help, sometimes it’s quiet with few of us, sometimes it’s busy with friends coming and going, working and having fun.

Our place is in Révfülöp, a typical Hungarian “holiday village” on the northern side of Lake Balaton, 150 kms south-west of Budapest.


We are looking for people with a great sense of independence, experience or interest in eco-building, gardening, cooking, all together with an inspiring openness for arts and life. Instruments and animals are also wellllllcome. :)

We ask for 5 hours of work/day, on 5 days/week. However, this can be flexible, based on our current needs and the helpers' needs. No minimum and maximum time to spend, please contact and let us know about your skills and motivations, and we will see what kind of work we have for you at the moment, and how we get along.

We share cooking, cleaning, and responsibility for the harmony of our daily life.


We eat everything we feel like eating, and we respect your likes and dislikes. During the summer there will be lots of fresh vegetables in our garden to pick and cook from, the rest of our food comes from local producers, markets and also from the supermarket. If you have a special diet, there's a small shop nearby where you can get most special ingredients.

We have a caravan, tents and a house with a couple of rooms, and we share all of these spaces with our helpers, too. There's plenty of space in the garden if you arrive with your own tent, bus or caravan.

From time to time we rent out the house or the tents for our programmes, so it’s flexible where you can stay at the moment (and so it is flexible for us). Depending on these circumstances we can either use the bathroom inside, or the more nomadic outside shower and compost toilet.

If we are over our capacity to host volunteers, you can still always put up your tent in the garden with some help in exchange.


You can enjoy the benefits of the beautiful area we live in, swimming and sailing on Lake Balaton, hiking in the surrounding forests, taking a daytrip to some smaller cities and cool little villages nearby, diving into the exciting and flourishing gastro culture of the Balaton Uplands. You can also join us meeting up with local friends, making food, music and the art of …being?

Getting around in the area is pretty easy and cheap by trains, buses, carsharing, and also hitchhiking is an easy option.

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