Life-supporting Shelter - 2022

Hideghegy eco-community


Barnag is a pictoresque village 15 km north from Lake Balaton

Activity period

May-October 2022 (6 months)

Activity description

Mindenegyüttmegy Barnag is a community of people who changed urban life to a rural life, that fosters a sustainable world through organic food production, eco-architecture, dialogue between the rural and the urban, a festival and community spaces.

You will be participating in the community's activities as follows:

- outdoor tasks (gardening, taking care of animals, etc)

- planning local community and volunteer initiatives

- participating in the eco-architecture projects, especially creating the "HIdeg-hegy" shelter, a community space for learning, healing, culture and workshops - and a yurt!

- cooking on events, and joint cooking every day

- harvesting and conserving products of the garden
- creating posters, photos and different visuals, creating input and maintaining social media platforms

Accomodation, food and transport arrangements, other practical info

You will be volunteering 30 hours per week, sometimes weekends are included.  Hungarian language support is provided.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be staying in a rented, furnished vineyard house, in an amazing landscape. There are 2 separate rooms hosting 2 volunteers each and a community space. It has a big garden, where volunteers can have their own orchard, if they wish so. The house is equipped with everything a volunteer might need. Internet connection will be provided. The garden shower used by the community can be used to shower and to wash clothes. The community location is 3 km far from the first village and living condition are very simple. Be aware of this condition when applying!

Transportation: Majority of the volunteering activities will be in the vicinity of the accommodation, in walking distance - but also at other locations of the association. On the hill one can walk or take a bike, but community members offer a ride, if needed. Public transport is accessible from the nearby Barnag village, where Veszprém, the nearest town, can be reached in 30 minutes.

Allowances: 150 EUR pocket money and 50 EUR food allowance per months. Two meal/day is together with the community members (usually lunch and dinners), the rest is taken care of individually, to which ingredients can be used from the pantry of our community kitchen.

Participant profile

We are welcoming volunteers who would like to be part of a growing community of young, committed green professionals in an amazing natural environment, who enjoy working in a garden, with trees and with animals, who want to learn how to organise a big eco-festival and who don't mind if the circumstances are sometimes a bit rough.

Find out more about our organization.