I'm Fanni, 31 years old, visual artist, bookbinder and drawing teacher.
As a local and a Hungarian, of course I participate in the group in a slightly different way. Since I have lived in Nyim for couple of years, I can be in our volunteer team the one who help the others to find their way around and connect with the local village community and the eco-community.
I take part in the renovation work of the community house, in the creation and care of the vegetable garden around the house, in the adobe works of the straw bale house under construction, we host events with an ecological theme, and we also participate in the events of the village. Personally, it is important for me to have space and time for artistic creative work, it is a lucky combination that all volunteers in the hosting organisation are very creative, so we make a lot of art together. I am especially happy that I have the opportunity to spend time with my ethical art concept, which explores the borders of everyday life, ecology, and art.
I really enjoy working together with the others, we learn a lot from each other, I taught the others how to paint the wall with lime and how to make lactofermentation, and for example I learned about the wider use of herbs and Korean cuisine from Sonja (who showed op firsthand with a kilo of dried porcini :), and the second day went to the forest to collect elderflowers).