We are a 3-member family Jasmin and Walter and our little 6 year old daughter
we live on our small old farm with our 4 adorable, cosy, friendly,heartopener Lamas our goat Trude and our chickens and ducks.
We are aleady full for Summer
But still free for September, October and November- if you are interested-feel free to ask our available-dates - ☺️😊☺️☺️
We would call ourselves a fair and nature bonded Family that loved or still loves travelling around the world, (at the moment not to far-but down the rivers with our kanoe ☺️😀)
we try to give our best to live sustainable, grow our own chicken and get eggs from them. In summer we grow our own veggies around the house in our small gardens and every free plantingpot we find ...hihi...
and every year we focus on another Project in or around the house- as far as we can get ;-)
>This year we wanna build a new Roof in my pottery, make a wooden terrace in front of the volunteer-tinyhouse, a Stoneway in front of the house would be nice and a strawberry-garden :-D
We could need a helping hand here in different things: :-)
- our regular work is depending on the season- of course always feeding and cleaning the animals with their stables :-)
...In April we are preparing the gardens
planting them in May
June and July starts a bit of harvesting- like berrys and pear and we start to
dry fruits or fill up jars with veggies or jams for the winter time
... collecting herbs for teas
...we harvest the apples.. making vinegar and applejuice...
...preparing for the Christmas markets, cutting wood
Craftsmanship, such as painting, fence repairs, or the design of the workshop or the garden, are continually falling.
In case of an exchange, there is simply an spontaneous working together where there is just need for man -
most of the time mixed up with the daily rutine that has to be done ...like feeding the animals or cleaning the stables,
....and the skills you bring -
as as the interests you have. - so sometimes you will work alone, sometimes we all work together- everyday is different ;-)
Walter is a Mechanic and Jasmin is working for a farmer that sells old rarity vegetables.
In the summer she gives creative courses at the farm in her own pottery workshop for young and old.
(She always also needs help in simple pottery- things- and please think about if you want to produce something for yourself- clay has to dry at least 2 weeks- then the first burning, painting-drying, burning, all in all most of the time 4 weeks- of course it´s possible but please think about it when you wanna learn something- take´s time ;-)
Workshops she gives are all around nature like:
-->building a Pizza oven out of clay also for baking bread,
-->or building homes for bee´s and insekts,
-->clay Workshops like building a Tajine (pot for cooking on fireplaces) and learn how to cook with it
-->clay >realise your dreams<
-->learn how to dye and spin wool
We have Wooly-Lamas which means an amount of wool ;-) and she started to dye and spin the soft wool with natural herbal remedies- sometimes also in Workshops- as she gives Qi Gong lessons...
Her Passion is sharing knowledge ;-)
We would be really thankful if you could help us 5 days a week- of course not more then 5 hours/pD
...if you are good in computers,
or have some carpenter skills
or could help in the house or garden so that the jobs are on time...
... the work is never to hard, but it seems that there is always something to do ;-)
We are really thankful people, Jasmin is cooking nearly every day and also making the laundry
but for us it is assumed that if we are living together, you also clean your own things like bringing your plate into the dishwasher, or cleaning your own stuff.....
If all that sounds nice for you then we would love to host you for a longer time also :-) minimum stay is ten days or two weeks.
Accomodation for volunteers:
we have a tiny house with a small double bed, wooden stove, heating paneel, tables, tiny kitchen-
so if you want you could also cook yourself. We wanna build a new wooden terrace in front and an eco-bathroom is in progress behind the hut.
You have your privacy there- bathroom is in the house and will be shared
We are eating mostly vegetarian, but not always (!) My daughter is strictly vegetarian, Jasmin is giving her best to live veg.
...but on the weekends we sometimes eat fish, or meat, but there is always enough veg. food,
and of course in case you don´t like the meal- you can cook yourself or take as much food as you want from the fridge. :-D
We love nature and it´s important to see our child to be connected to nature, with a feeling for respect for other beings and cultural exchange is very important to us, whether by our own travels or many of our friends
We are looking forward to to met you :-)
We love discussions at the fireplace, making music, playing drums ...
So we sometimes work a lot but then we absolutely (!!!) appreciate having freetime and relax in our beautiful home and outdoor space with our chill-lounge with hammocks, Finn Sauna, have the forrest behind the house or the nature park next to a river 5 min away- which is perfect for runs, hicks or bycicle-trips... live in a lake area - perfect for Swimming!!
You have your own bicycle- shops, post office, cafe´s, bank are 4 km away- so 10 min on a safe bicycle way :-)
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
I am self-employed and working as a Qi Gong teacher, making decorations and giving seasonal
workshops in working with clay in my own pottery. So of course if you stay long enough you can learn and produce some potterys-but that takes at least 4 weeks -so really for longer stays- but also your work could be if your creative to paint something or do some easy things that I show you!
I am practicing Qi Gong - I love to share some lessons :-D
I am also dying and spinning the wool
We are looking for different help. Perfect would be if you are flexible and willing to help :-D
We NEVER ask for work that is unpossible or dangerous, but there is everyday something else to do.
Can be weeding in the garden,
helping with picking seasonal fruits,
helping produce juice, marmelade, vegetables in glasses,
but also cutting brenches,
if you want feed our animals, I would be sooo... happy to get someone that can work with tiles ;-D
... can be helping with cleaning when I have a lot of other work or cooking if you want ...
so first we always find out what fits best :-)
We are looking forward to work in cultural exchange, improving English and teaching English to our daughter.
You can live in our little wooden house, small, but cosy, a wooden stove- double bed, table your own little terrace next to the house- to have your privacy in your free time :-) You will find a "tiny kitchen" in the house to heat up food, make yourself coffee or cook something for yourself if wanted.
we will share bathroom and kitchen in the farm house
Normally I cook every day,
if not you will always find something in the fridge or get a box of fresh food to help yourself.
We are asking for help, so we want the people to have fresh and healthy stuff ;-) !
It´s our 3rd year with Workawayers, there is a book now in the house filled with travel guides, Sightseeing Points, Train times, bustimes, 2 bicycles ... and we are open to help you as good as we can :-D
We have the forrest in the back of the house, but we are only 3 minutes away from the busstop with
connections to Linz 25 minutes or Germany only 55 km away
I go every friday on the eco-seasonal regional market, of course you can share, would be a pleasure.
We have a lake area with a sports park (for free) to reach in 10 min with bicycle,
the forrest is right behind the house-
a nature resort 5 min away with old celtic ritual places in a fantastic healing resort with hiking ways
where you could walk and explore for many days... we are living on a small hill, but perfect for bicycling-
a flat area down the hill, we have bicycles for workawayers-
there is a small town with 2 shops, 2 bakerys, cafe´s , 2 restaurants and 2 bars you can reach in 7 min,
a bus station 1 min away... the bus goes to Linz the capitol of upper Austria it´s famous for its museums (like Europe´s best museum of the future- or the castle museam, museum for nature...) and down town.
It´s a city with 220 000 people, nice for shopping and visiting the old castles...
there is a lot of history to explore if you like- and many fun and cultural experiences-
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week