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UPDATE August 2020: Thank you - at the moment and until october our work in austria has momentarily come to an end!
I had magnificent help from previous workawayers, but sadly - after having stayed with us from 2 to 5 weeks.-, they have now moved on to other horizons ....... but it is good to say, our project of an Airbnb has been finhed successfully and maybe we have now openings for general house and garden maintenance a from october onwards for short time (14 day) stayers. OR SOMEONE FROM DECEMBER ONWARDS FOR DOING THE CHECK-IN AND CHECK OUT OF GUESTS - PREFERABLY WITH NOTIONS OF GERMAN and cleaning of rooms over the winter months.......................
enjoy our beautiful countryside with all essential amenities, a small village with its mountain lake and many hiking trails, . good transportation links (rail and buses) and connections to our principal towns
As for tasks they would involve household duties window cleaning, making the outside and inside look beautiful - clearing and cleaning garden beds and planting flower bulbs etc. , and various tasks also in the house we live in permanently! Whatever comes up in and around a house..................
possibility to learn or practice german or french in a friendly and homely atmosphere in exchange , lodging and
free food in A VERY PITTORESQUE landscape with possibility to hike, run, go skiing during winter or later on even
to work on the mountain slopes or restaurants .
we are working on an established time schedule on 25hrs/week - subject to change, but obviously taking into account our priorities first without forgetting yours!!! . Pse remember this i on a voluntary basis and not a paid job.
drop us a message - thanks ....
FRANCE: - in 2020 now complete for nearly all of August
as from maybe towards end of August we might need some helpers with good physical fitness to help indoors and outdoors in France , - shape up a property close to the atlantic coast .... Allrounders - guys- with a hands-on mentality, able to fix bikes and other stuff, painting experienced , someone who might know how to make dry stonewalls , cover a roof on a small outbuilding, or familiar with carpentry/construction/painting on a somewhat semi- or professional level (small compensation for craftsman only considered)
Female applicants are more inclined to be asked for cleaning, gardening/weeding, ironing, sorting out clothes, sometime cooking and odd duties, that might come along.
Could be someone working with us in Austria first, travelling for free down to France or vice versa ........
We are a French/Austrian couple in our sixties- this way opening our house to world-travellers - offering a roof and decent food as well as some of our time, for those wishing to give us a hand in exchange.
You should not come to us if looking for a paid part-time job, however if you on a job search once you've been here - maybe we could help you finding one...........
In AUSTRIA we live in a lovely valley surrounded by mountains, offering a lot to mountain-bikers, climbers, walkers and nature lovers without being shut off the surrounding villages, as well enough transportation links are in place (bus, train, etc.) the next Ryanairport Linz is only about 85 km away.
There is a mountain lake, public swimming bath, shops, restaurants , bank, post office , alpine coaster, walking paths
etc. - all waiting to be explored by bike, hiking or with public transport
We are looking for one or more independent, healthy and uncomplicated person(s) in regard to food, time schedule and tasks - clean and tidy, non-smokers and no drugs - and willing to do a good job in whatever asked for.
We can also accept serious couples.
You can get free tuiton in german or french if interested,- or conversational language practice - in addition to free board
and lodging .
we would mainly be interested in spanish speaking candidates to improve our spanish or those wishing to improve already existing notions of the german or french language - but are open to other candidates, of course
If interested in a break during your stay , then this can be discussed so that for example you can work more hours during one week or two and as such have time to go and visit other places or shoot off into the mountains or visit
Vienna, Salzburg, Munich etc. for 3-5days max./month
It's up to you do decide the length of your stay , knowing that 10 working days i.e. a stay of 14 days would be a minimum-
to be extended upon mutual agreement and on the same or different conditions.
Once arranged, we'd rather count upon the agreed time.
Age or nationality are of no matter to us - only the willingness to blend in with our life style and accept priorities.
Vegetarians , of course - but will have to be happy with the side dishes provided or buy or/and prepare their own meals.
Vegan seems too complicated to us - but luckily there are other families going that direction ..............
Pse note, that he contents of the fridge and larder belong to your host, as neither in Austria (nor in France - where we sometimes live) it is customary ,that people just go and help themselves - so IF, -beside the meals offered, you have an extra craving or special fancies for food, pse arrange for your own shopping and keep them in your own storage. Ourselves we only take coffee in the morning, but of course basic ingredients are supplied so you can prepare a good start into the day!.
On non-working i.e. off-days, probably both sides wish to be free - or otherwise some mutual agreement can be come to onsite for small excursion to explore the regions etc.. Sandwiches or simple food can be supplied on non working days, but it will also be your cook's day off !! IWe we can be helpful in obtaining cheap travels to places you might like to visit. simple lunch packets can be provided.
IMPORTANT: no free internet, we ask for a 30 € fee for Internet/month in Austria, 15 € fortnight, a tenner if stay is shorter for streaming etc. and against which you'll receive our code. This is a participation to cover the costs and will contribute to expensive heating during the winter when we lodge other workawayers too
Otherwise halfboard (evening meal ) and a small lunch is provided for free against max. 5 hrs daily x 5 days a week on a flexible schedule i.e. plan, upon mutual agreement, which should give you plenty of free time to explore the region or fulfill your leisure programme.
We'll also be happy to spend time with you and to exchange point of views at times, at other times we need our private sphere as will you.
Pse get in touch if you feel that a stay with us might tempt you and/or you wish to experience the joys of late autumn and winter pleasures for various sports.. Looking forward to reading you soon and to give you more information, if required.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Opportunities to visit surrounding places, to learn how to cook local dishes, to learn or
improve German or French if interested, get involved in conversations regarding local customs - behaviours - mentalities
Tasks around the house (window cleaning, storing away stuff, tidying up, cleaning rooms etc. thoroughly) gardening (trimming, taking out plants, tidying plant bed, cutting hedges etc) ,shoveling snow in the wintertime . packing up stuff and helping to clear houses from clothes and partly furniture. General maintenance. Maybe computer help
for ourselves partly spanish tuition and conversation would be awesome ( we do have a slight preference for spanish and latin american -already based in Europe- workawayers) but also consider any other travellers.
Nothing for partygoers etc, though, the local tourist office provides attractions, but more for hikers, bikers, nature loving people wishing to be received as a family member and immerse into a typical austrian or french environment .
If possible own, well sized room with shared bathroom or shower room/wash basin/ washing machine)- or else shared room, if we happen to have 2 workawayers at the same time or if stays overlap.
Use of garden etc..
in France use of swimming pool
In Austria: the village is 6km away with all necessary amenities and can be reached by bus (winter) or bike (summer) - there is a bus stop only 2-3 walking minutes from us with a 10 minutes ride down. 1h walking distance
to the village center.
Buses service the neighbouring villages and trains will take you to our capital city, LINZ -
for a shopping day out or else to VIENNA, if you want to profit of a free 3 -5 days break.
There are plenty of things to explore though we must admit, that we won't be the right place for partygoers
(even if our village provides one or two discotheques) and/ or people who always need things happening around
them and /or are full of blissful intentions in changing the world. Take this into consideration before getting in touch.
However, if you are keen on skiing, or do any other sports and ready to spend some money on (alpine) sports we can make some kind of arrangement i.e. less hours with dinner only during the winter month,where you will be up on the slopes.
We like people to be independent and sometimes self-sufficient, other time - when available -s we can do things together
In France - where we sometimes take workawayers ,things are quite differen as distances are bigger and work more intensive physically. We can take you to the bus stop in Melle when going on excursions for one or several days out.
the next opportunities arise as from towards March/April then as from towards end of JUNE , July, August and September 2020 with half a holiday feel, as you can use our lovely gardens and pool after or in the afternoon break and we are willing to give you 1h of language tuition at least 3 times a week. Gardening, Watering plants, weeding, cleaning and clearing, household chores - would be convenient for a serious couple or 2 mates, with a hands-on mentality and ready to work and not idling during working hours, which are split up anyhow most of the time so as to ease ''work-load'' and give you breaks for coffee and a huge break for swimming, hiking, cycling or just resting in between.
PSE ENQUIRE IF INTERESTED.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hrs (25hours max/week)
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