I live in an older house bought by my grandfather 15 km outside of Vienna, Austria in a small community next to the Danube. There is a large garden in need of love and to prepare for construction of a straw bale house. There's a crazy cat called Rumi who wants to be loved too. I travel at times and house sitting and small cleaning/repair jobs are also an option.
I work 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 (study), and Austria and speak German, English, Spanish and a fair bit of rusty French.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
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
house sitting: there's always stuff to do. there's lots of old double windows to clean, things to organise, ...
pets: if you love cats you will do just fine :)
This host offers a language exchange
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sleeping: you will have a double bed in your own room.
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 but also get excited about people and can have long conversations until late into the night...
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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