Building stock

The embankment system surrounding and protecting the ecovillage is built according to the logic of early Árpádian hillforts, whereas concerning the location of the houses the distribution of the plots ensures both a discreet distance and the experience of belonging together, similarly to the farm system of the Hungarian Great Plain developed over centuries. To each house belongs an own kitchen garden of almost one-third hectare, in which – according to the decision of the owner – a lawn can serve the recreation, but the area can be cultivated as a vegetable garden or a flower garden, or a staff can also be employed for gardening. Kitchen gardens, including individual houses and own “estates” are separated from each other by loose-structured bushes and hedge plantations or eye-catching and landscape-friendly greenwalls of living plants, instead of strict, traditional fences. Our architects paid special attention to the orientation of the houses and the allocation of plots, so our houses stand on smaller hills. From their northern windows residents can enjoy the panorama of the Mátra, their southern terraces are sunny, overlooking the 5.2-hectare lake system and community space on the southern side of the ecovillage. After selecting the plot, you may freely choose the house to be built on the chosen plot out of the models of our buildings composed with different floor areas and design plans, which can be expanded in a module system or completely redesigned based on individual needs. Besides our houses, many other buildings and facilities serve the community of the ecovillage, such as a polyurethane running track on the top of the embankment, a walking path with observation points, a bridge leading onto a little island in the middle of the lake system, the romantic garden screen of the island, a lakeside barbeque terrace, an observation point on an elevation of the peninsula stretching into the lake, and a pier on the lake with fishing spots and a boat dock. The lake system is crossed by a “bridge of Moses” with a witty and spectacular solution, through which the visitor gets under the surface of the lake, and like in an aquarium, looking through a glass wall you can see the everyday life of the underwater world.