Help with animal care and gardening around our house in Kärnten, Austria



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  • Description


    Dear Workawayers,

    Me, Philomena (64) an my mother (83) live in the beautiful country of Austria. To be more specific, my house is in a valley close to the tiny town of Bad Eisenkappel, which is in the south of Austria and close to the slovenian border.

    We are looking for help with my two dogs, two cats and around one hundred chicken. Furthermore, there are always things to do in my beautiful garden and around the house.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Apart from experiencing homemade Austrian food, I can tell you all about my culture and the sights worth seeing in my region.
    Furthermore, I can offer you a lot of knowledge about how to work on a small farm and anything related to chicken.

  • Help


    I mostly need help with the chicken, which includes feeding them and cleaning out the henhouses. There is also always a second hand needed for gardening, cooking and walking the dogs. I am also looking for somebody, who doesn`t mind sometimes talking with my mother. In this case it would be very helpful, if you could speak some words German or are interested in learning it.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room on the second floor with a bed and a wardrobe. You can use all of the living areas and you can spend as much time as you want in the garden.

    You will be able to eat all meals with us, I enjoy cooking, but if you would like to prepare some meals for us, we would be very happy. Vegetarian food can be accomodated, but in either case we mostly just eat our own meat.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To arrive here, you can take a bus and I will pick you up from the busstop. Other than the buses, you can use a bike to get to the closest town and also around the area. There are a lot of beautiful hiking paths close by. This place is ideal for people, who like to experience some quiet, but also like working with animals and enjoy the company of others. Even though, it is just us two living here, we have a lot of visitors all the time.

    Carinthia, which is the region we live in, is known for its beautiful lakes and mountains and through various connections you can get to both quite easily.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    The wifi works perfectly well here and there are usually no problems

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is more than enough space for any kind of campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 149842123911