Help in the garden and house in the Austrian limestone alps, Austria



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    I live in a house in a small hamlet in the Austrian limestone alps about halfway between the village which is 1/2 hour by foot and the next mountain hut, which can be reached in about 1 hour. There are a lot of steep mountains which are excellent for climbing & mountaineering. The greywacke zone is a few kilometres to the south so you can go skiing or hiking in flat terrain.
    The next train station can be reached in about half an hour and there is also a supermarket in town.
    We're 50kms south of the city of Salzburg.
    And yes, of course we do have access to the internet; it is provided by and works at an almost acceptable speed, mostly.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In an exchange for kicking me in the ass and giving me a hand to get neccessary things done, I'd show you around. There are some natural and cultural sights in the area.
    As mentioned above, mountains offer a lot if you're into skiing, climbing, mountaineering, hiking, mountain biking or trekking; and there's the largest ice cave in the world nearby.
    The Tauern Cycle Trail, the Alpe Adria bicycle route and the eurovelo7 are passing through my hometown - just in case you are into long-distance cycling...
    Also the European long distance path E4, the 'Nordalpenweg 01' (an Austrian long distance hiking path) and the regional 'Salzburger Almenweg', a trekking path of 350km are passing through my hometown.
    Amongst the cultural assets are the city of Salzburg which offers museums & things, celtic salt mines, and the 'Sound of Music' -trail.

    - City of Salzburg (45min by car, 1 hour by train)
    - Tauern Cycle Trail, according to the internet, one of the most beautiful bike trails in Europe
    - hiking, climbing, mountaineering, trekking, sleeping in mountain huts,...
    - there are a lot of nice mountain unicycle trails in the area!!!

  • Help


    I'm looking for someone to help with general maintenance in and around the house, in the garden and with housekeeping - nothing that would require special skills. Still, if you had skills as a carpenter it would be beneficial.
    General maintenance in and around the house includes cleaning, pulp grinding and painting planks, cutting trees and bushes, cleaning and minor repair works. In summer and autumn there'll also be plums, raspberries, walnuts and nettle to be collected and eaten.
    There are no physically demanding things to do.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You'll have your own room and toilet in the house. We would share the kitchen, bathroom and terrace where you can also sleep if you prefer to sleep outdoors.
    I live on a vegan diet, but you can cook whatever you want.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bring your distance and/or mountain unicycle!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4 days a week

Host ref number: 119586118873