Help us at our animal sanctuary in Ulrichsberg, upper Austria



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    Im Jobst (29) and yes, my parents still live at my place :)
    My mother Regina (59) is working a lot in germany and is not often at home. My fahter Jobst (55) has a evil disease, he has to fight every day with pain and has also some mental problems (burn-out). Then i got two brothers , Willi (27) and Felix (16). Willi is also working a lot in germany and rare at home.
    And my Girlfriend Lisa (30), she is from Vienna but often here to help and spend time with the horses.
    So the thing is, im doing the most work alone and i really could need a helping hand :)
    We already made great experience with workaway! So it would be a pleasure if you join us.
    I already did workaway for a couple of months (Italie, Brazil and Usa) so i know both sides. How it is to travel and how it is to be a good host ;)

    We live in Upper Austria between Linz and Passau, near Germany and Czech Republic.
    Our house is on the top of a small mountain and it is surrounded by a forest.
    About 5km from the farm is a big skiing area, where you can go skiing in winter.
    In summer we have a swimming pool and a trampoline for relaxing and adventure.

    This farm is an animal sanctuary for abused animals.
    We have now 4 horses, 2 ponys and 2 dogs.
    Our animals need a lot of love, so if you want to come here you have to like them.
    We also want to speak more English and Italian (Regina).

    It would be good if you can stay longer, min: 4 weeks

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    I need some help to run the animal sanctuary and for general maintenance of the stable, but also work in the forest, cutting trees or in the garden.
    Im also planning to renovate the house, so if you are skilled with tools, that would be awsome, but no worries if not, there is still enough other work to do :)
    This region has a lot of snow in winter, so we also need help with snow shoveling.
    Furthermore some help in the house would be also good, like cleaning....
    And when you are good in painting, you can paint a lot of different things here.

    The farm offers a lot of work, but also a very nice time in harmony with animals and nature.
    Your work is different, normaly you have to take care of the horses. What means let them in and out of the stable, feet them and clean the stable.
    This will be a daily work (about 3 hours)
    Sometimes when there is more work, we also will need your help (for example in sommer helping in the garden or the forest or in winter helping to shovel snow. it always depends on what is necassery)
    When all members of the family are togehter you will have a free day or more free days to explore the surroundings and for me it is also important to show you some tipical austrian culture :)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, English, and some Italian

  • Accommodation


    We offer you a big nice caravan. It is really warm in winter inside. :)

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

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