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

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Austria

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    12/04/2021

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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 (16), Elsa (21) and Valerie (24). So far, there are 10 cows, 2 horses, chickens, cats and bees 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

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • 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

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Slovenian: Fluent

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

  • 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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