Join our family on a small organic mountain farm in Southern carinthia, Austria

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Austria

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  • Description

    Description

    About COVID 19: Our farm is open to workawayers stuck in the country.

    We are living on a small organic farm in the mountains of southern carinthia. We are Imke (53) and Franz (56), Milan (15), Elsa (21) and Valerie (23). So far, there are 10 cows, 2 horses, chickens, cats, bees and a dog living on our farm. Since generations, our farm has been in the hands of our ancestors. We used to live here as a big family, but in the last few years a lot of change happened: The grandparents who lived in our house passed away and our daughters moved to Vienna. Elsa did workaway last year and shared her experience with us. Because of that, we came to the conclusion that workaway might help us starting new projects with our farm.
    We are really looking forward to meet curious and open minded people to get in cultural exchange with and to learn from each other.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our farm is located very close to the slovenian border, our bilingual region is part of the geopark "karawanken" and there are a lot of beautiful mountains nearby, which is perfect for hiking and mountainbiking in summer and skiing in winter. Franz is a hiking guide and has lot of knowledge to share, while Imke works on different integrative theatre and dance projects.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with:

    cutting and gathering wood
    Helping in the cow's stable
    animal care
    gardening
    painting the stable
    setting up a workshop
    refurbishing and clearing out
    reactivating the fishpond
    building a summer kitchen

    We also plan to build herb beds for an eco project and start building a bee house.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Slovenian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The ground floor of our house with a double room, kitchen and bathroom. Towels and beddings are provided. We will buy the food, you'll have to cook for yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is located at 900 m above sea level, 7 km from the next village and 20 km from the next train station, but we drive several times a day and we can take you with us. You can also take our bikes, but we would only recommend that for going downhill. Carinthia is full of beautiful lakes like the Wörthersee (Klagenfurt) or the Turnersee. Also, the mountains are great for skiing and snowboarding.
    Citys nearby which are great to explore are Klagenfurt (AT), Graz (AT) or Maribor (SLO). For weekend trips, there are a few very nice spots like Vienna (AT), Salzburg (AT), Ljubljana (SLO), Venice (IT), Tarvis (IT) or Triest (IT).
    These are easy to reach within about three hours and worth a visit.
    In Vienna you could stay for free because some good friends and relatives live close to the city centre and could offer a free couch.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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


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