Construction of a community ”summer house” (filagoria)

As a community initiative, in the autumn of 2018, the Association for Village Builders built a filagoria (extensive addition) to the small community house, used by the organisation, so they could organize community programs outside in the summer heat.

The property is owned by the local government, so the planning first began with a visit to the mayor and the local body authorized the construction of the filagoria.

Then Tímea, the spirit of the local community, approached a local carpenter with this idea to whom she told her plans, asking his help in creating a blueprint, listing the material requirements and carrying out the construction works. He gladly accepted the assignment and also fulfilled the requests by the appointed date as a volunteer. Raw materials were largely purchased with the financial contribution of the Carpathian Foundation at the timber depot of Eger, which was transported with the help of local volunteers to the little village, Bükkszentmárton.

After that, the construction works were announced to the villagers through posters and leaflets and they consulted the professionals again, the construction started at the appointed time. The village’s entire populace was involved in the community work and the summerhouse was created within a two-days’ timeframe, in the shade of which, they can hold great outdoor programmes primarily for local children.

This activity was implemented within the framework of the Carpathian Foundation’s project entitled "Strengthening and activating small communities of Northeast Hungary" (EFOP-1.3.5-16-2016-00915)

The project is implemented with the support of the European Union, co-financed by the European Social Fund and the Hungarian Government.

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