Andreas, myself (we are both mid 40) and our 11 year old son, own a dairy farm with about 22 milk cows plus the calfs and the young cows. Our farm is located outside of town on the hill side, so quite a bit handwork has to be done on the fields.
We are not far from Salzburg City (City of Mozart) and also close to the German border. On clear days you can see the german part of the Alps. On the other side of the hill, we are located at, are 2 lakes for swimming during summer. It's an 1/2 to 1 hour drive to the Alps, which are beautiful for skiing during the winter and for hiking from spring to fall. Anybody who want's to get to know life on an Austrian dairy farm, is welcome in our small family.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
On a farm there is lot of different type of work to do. It helps if you are a little skillful and many-sided. You have to like animals, especially cows, and you should not mind to get dirty. Cleaning out the cow barn, milking the cows, doing field work, helping in and around the house and maybe watching over our son once in awhile, are just a few examples of the kind of work which will be waiting for you.
Spare room available in our house
We prefer rather long term volunteers - 3 weeks up -, for it always takes up a lot of time to explain everything new.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
20 to 25 hours a week