We are a family of 6 people (we have 4 daughters who all have already made the experience of Workaway during their travels as well) and we live on an organic mountain farm in the middle of the Austrian Alps. We have milking cows and milking goats for making different kinds of raw-milk cheese, yoghurt and butter. Furthermore, we grow vegetables, fruits, grain and herbs for making a wide range of different product such as bred, tea, juice, jam, chutney, pesto,... We sell our cheese and some other products in our small farmshop, on the farmers' market and in the farmers' shop in the next town.
We are engaged with the idea of "slow food" - regional, good quality and organic food. In general, we set a high value on self-sufficiency - we try to produce all the food which we need for our consumption ourselves.
Through organisations like Workaway, we luckily got the chance to meet a lot of different people from all over the world and we are still very keen on hosting volunteers for some more cultural exchange.
The surroundings of our farm give many opportunities for hiking in the mountains and we also have a dog which needs a lot of attention and walks :)
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
If you're interested in how to make cheese and other milk porducts, baking bread, milking goats (by hand), making tea and other products, you are on the right place. Apart from that, you could help us with picking herbs, harvesting, gardening, animal care and many ohter types of work.
German, English, French and little Italian
You have your own room and bathroom in our house
We prefer a stay of at least one week up to three weeks.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
minimum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week