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About my place:
I live in an older house bought by my grandfather 15 km outside of Vienna, Austria in a small community called Kritzendorf next to the Danube. There is a large garden in need of love. There's a crazy cat called Rumi who wants to be loved too. The house could use some light repairs and the windows could always be cleaner!
My primary focus in life is on developing consciousness. I practice this in private and work with more and more clarity. I seek depth in conversation and relationships. I work as consultant to create spaces for accessing collective intelligence for a more sustainable future. I have lived in Paraguay (teaching), UK (engineering, eco buildings) , India (NGO), Sweden (Masters), and Austria and speak German, English, Spanish and a fair bit of rusty French.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
I've worked and lived in South America for a year at age 18 - my best experience. I have lived in the UK for 11 years. India 6 months... I come from a Viennese family steeped in classical music. I will happily show you around the city and neighbourhood, take you to concerts or explore the local forest. I love cooking - local and foreign foods.
gardening: I care about / am interested in organic, permaculture, natural farming, composting. I plant a few vegetables and have a few fruit trees. I am planning to build a small straw bale house - experience is welcome. Note: the horses in my garden come every now and then to "cut the grass" :-) they come from a stable in the neighborhood .
house work and fixing: there's always stuff to do. there's lots of old double windows to clean, fix stone terrace, clean rain gutters, create rain water harvesting system.
Computers/IT: I do a bit of website development (WordPress) and also am building a secure collaboration server for work. Your expertise is appreciated if you want to contribute.
pets: if you love cats you will do just fine with my temperamental cat rumi. :)
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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sleeping: you will have a double bed in your own room unless you request otherwise.
food: i love cooking, if we can cook together learn / from each other even better. I buy all my ingredients at a local organic cooperative. some vegetables come from the garden...
25min to Vienna with concerts, museums, etc.
10min walk to Danube to swim
5min walk to local forest
I keep to myself and am in an open relationship. I get excited about people and can have long conversations until late into the night... or do very spontaneous wild camping... or movie marathons...
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
decent unlimited internet (LTE) - though at times it is a bit tempramental. i work mostly online on teleconferences and - typically - it is more than fine. there is a cafe 100m away with reasonable internet when things go wrong.
i already have a cat... so it's a question of compatibility.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, flexible
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