Etyek – Permaculture and community building in the neighbourhood of the capital
Description: Szatyor Egyesület’s mission is to bring environmental conscious living closer to people who are interested both in the city and in the countryside. The association founded a base in Etyek in the beginning of the year 2018, for growing their mission also in the rural area which is mostly influenced by a bigger city. Volunteers will help to establish a reference garden to show the different ways of gardening, including permaculture. Besides, they will help to renovate a community place that in the future hopefully boosts the community life of the village. It will be the 1st time when such an international voluntary work camp is organised in the area. However, EVSers and other volunteers from around the globe have been warmly welcomed in the past years and still.
Type of Work: The tasks will consist mostly of physical work (daily 6 hours altogether). The Project Partner and the volunteers will make the everyday agenda about the working hours considering the actual summertime weather conditions. The work will be mainly at the community house, renovating the community place for the local people. The volunteers will also help to build the outdoor facilities of the place. In the case of bad weather the volunteers will make presentations for the locals in the topic knowledge and cultural sharing and make ceramic tools and wall tiles for the community place.
Study Theme: This camp is a great opportunity to discover Hungarian farm life and the harmony between the city life and the local homesteads. On request the hosts are happy to share their permaculture knowledge and experiences. Volunteers will also learn by doing during the different jobs day by day in the work camp such as homesteading skills, building, composting and community building.
Accommodation: The participants will be staying at the camp site in tents. Please bring sleeping bags! Showers and toilets are provided in the building inside and also outside. Volunteers will be asked to participate in preparing the everyday meals. Please also bring recipes with you so during these 2 weeks we could taste several national meals. Food will be vegetarian and mostly organic, but in case of special request, meats could be provided as well.
Requirements: We are looking for those volunteers who are interested in permaculture, organic agriculture, creating community activities and don’t mind to get dirty during the work. Please be prepared for the physical work and the living conditions! Bring your enthusiasm and cheerfulness for the summer because hard work is always easier in a good company.
Approximate Location: Etyek is a village approximately 30 km from Budapest, in Fejér county. The area is well known for its wine production, it is surrounded by vineyards. Closest airport connection is Please note that free time activities are partially covered by the organizers, apart from these activites others are depending on the volunteer’s pocket money possibilities.
Notes: Please bring some instruments or tools from your home country to get to know each other’s culture during the two weeks.