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Learning collaboration - 2023

Nyim Eco Community

Location

Nyim Eco Community can be found in a small village 15 km South from Lake Balaton. It consists of 11 adults in Nyim village, 4 more from Budapest, and 2 even from Austria. Most of the members speak English.

The community aims to find an ecologically, socially and economically balanced way of living. It is in a partnership with GEN Europe, and currently is working on strengthening local and regional networking. There is a community owned enterprise where main activities are bookbinding, art, and organising educational events.

Activity period

April-October 2023 (7 months)

Activity description

Volunteers can participate in the community's activities such as:

  • reforestation project: planting and nurturing trees according to permaculture principles
  • eco-building project: strawbale building and cob renovation
  • cooking for events, and community meals
  • creating ecological art 
  • renovating and taking care of the Community House
  • creating posters, photos and other visual material
  • trying out community building games and methods
    (mostly based on CLIPS https://clips.gen-europe.org/)

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements, other practical info

You will be volunteering 30 hours per week, if weekends are included, off-days will be on weekdays. 

Accommodation:

Volunteers are hosted in the Community House of the organisation, which includes a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room, two separate rooms, and a big garden. The two rooms will accommodate two volunteers each.

Transportation:

There are no big distances in the village, it is easy to go around on foot and by bike. There is a good bus connection to Siófok. If needed we can arrange a ride. 

Allowances:

150 EUR pocket money and 50 EUR food allowance per month - and food aprtly provided from the community

Hungarian language support is provided.

Participant profile

We are welcoming volunteers aged 18-30

- who enjoy living in the countryside

- who are interested in learning art, ecological practices, group dynamics 

- who commit themselves to act upon sustainability issues on both individual and community level.



If you are interested in this project, please complete the application form!