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Meet the lovely Magic Wood team – saving vintage furniture

Are you in love with forgotten, discarded pieces and dream of giving these old furnitures a new life?

This is your opportunity to shine!

If you have ever wished to learn quality design and save old pieces while making your hands dirty this is your chance to be part of the wonderful R&D MagicWood team.

After all, who needs new things when there are already enough beautiful objects in the world?

Learn for a month for 1800€. (accommodation and flights not included)
The price for the month is set by each Patron and 100% of the sum goes to them. The platform only adds a 15% service fee at the end to make sure we can go on with the platform and offer you 24/7 support.

In love with quality design

The Magic Wood team saves and up-cycles old pieces of furniture, because they believe these pieces have their own secrets and want their amazing story to continue.

During the month you will spend some time with Noémi in the studio and several vintage shops and flee markets across town learning the theory of vintage refurbishment and how to find the best pieces. When you feel you know it all you can move to the workshop with Dani and Regő and turn theory into practise. In the end of the month, you’ll have a professional photograph taken of you and your furniture!

The team combine their passion for furniture design with treasure hunting for the best pieces. They are continuously looking for creative challenges and professionally restore vintage furniture by following the traditional approach to refurbishment.

Turn vintage pieces into contemporary objects

The boys work together since 2015. They’ve met Noémi in the year of 2018 and since then, she is responsible for the furniture „hunt” while the boys create magic from wood.

Ever since, they have been working hard to give old pieces of furniture a new life. They often do this in Scandinavian style, and their pieces always reflect their personalities.

What will happen on your Dream?

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You will learn how to turn old pieces into contemporary objects and how to select restorable pieces, that are worthy of your time
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You will be on constant search on the flee markets and vintage shoops all over Budapest
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You will follow the traditional approach to furniture refurbishment combining it with new, honest methods
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You will spend some time in the studio where you will participate in group sessions and even more time in the workshop where the magic happens
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You will have your own vintage piece to transform during your month. You can also choose from a selection of furniture in the studio
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You will learn the theory of refurbishment and how the business works
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You will have time to sit back and relax

How it works?

We connect you with the right people. You choose your dream for the month and get the best service from your Patron.

Need a place to relax? –  A fancy loft, downtown apartment or a traditional house with homey feel? Your call. Choose your home for the month freely or ask our Patrons for their tips. In some cases you need to be close to your Patron so our team is prepared to offer you an amazing place to live and do your dream.

Eat. Drink. Repeat – Be prepared for amazing food and tasting all the time – and some extra pounds. So worry not – you will have a morning espresso and big lunches with your Patron. You will cook, you will eat and you will definitely have fun. Want to taste the local places as well for inspiration? Ask for our tips.

Getting Around – Most of the main sights are easily accessible on foot however you can also try the public transportation. You can either buy single tickets or have a travel card valid for a longer period of time.

Suggested daily budget – 50-60 EUR / 52-62 USD (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in your chosen home, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals with your Patron and using local transportation.)

Welcome to breathtaking Budapest – everything you need to know

“It’s beautiful here. They said that of course, that Budapest is beautiful. But it is in fact almost ludicrously beautiful.”

Anthony Bourdain

Budapest counts as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. You can explore the World Heritage site of Buda castle, visit amazing old churches and squares, take a long walk through beautiful avenues and have a look at the city from the breathtaking bridges.

Split by the Danube river Buda is a quieter, hilly area – a peaceful heaven while Pest has a vibrant nightlife and atmosphere.

Things to explore

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Exciting food scene from amazing street food to Michelin star restaurants you will find a great variety to explore.
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Excellent museums visit some of the classics or dive into the brilliant building of the Parliamant and get to know the story of the famous herbal liqueur, the Unicum during a factory visit
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Thermal baths you can choose from Széchenyi Bath, famous for its Saturday night sparties, a wine tub at Gellért Bath or a rooftop hot tub at Rudas with amazing view over the city
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Mixed neighbourhoods Full of extravagant architecture, rich history, delicious food, and cool places to party; Budapest is always a good idea!
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Ruin pubs a great way to mix with locals and try microbreweries from the region or drink a Fröccs (Spitzer), a unique Hungarian drink that mixes fizzy water and wine

Money Saving Tips

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Eat like a local choose the daily menu for a fix price or shop at a local market
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Forget the Euro Although Hungary is a member of the European Union, the country still uses Forint as its official currency
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Get city passes Plan your visits and ask for discounts.
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Free walking tours Great way to explore the city and get some local tips.