Help us create a natural living space in Mörtschach, Austria

  • Austria
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  • Last activity: 23/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    In 2006 we bought a rundown and for 70 years uninhabited farm on the sunny side of the national park Hohe Tauern and we have been trying ever since to create a living space as natural as possible for us and our kids and animals. It is steep and a lot of things have to be done by hand. Our goal is self suffiency as much as possible. In spite of our alpine location in the upper Möll valley (1300m above sea level) we manage to grow most of what we need in our spacious garden and greenhouse. Forest and meadow offer us berries, mushrooms and herbs. Our sheep (Krainer Steinschafe) provide us with meat, milk and wool. In summer we mow and make hay by hand. In 2016 we started to replace our old house with a new living building and stable. Now we live in the new house and in the old house we host guests over bnb.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    Michael travelled a lot and is speaking English, Italian and Spanish. We love to meet new people from all over the world because now with our little farm and the small children we don't have any time for vacation. We enjoy our life as self-supporters and would like to share our beautiful home and our experiences with other people.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    haying, pasture management, gardening, animal husbandry, preserving of products from the garden for the home for the winter, firewood...

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: 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


    In the second floor of our new house there is a guest room and a bathroom for people who help on the farm. Usually we cook and eat together. After dinner we are very busy to bring the kids into their beds and after that we enjoy free time for us and our helpers. What does not mean that we don't like to drink sometimes a glass or two with our helpers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the region "Nationalpark Hohe Tauern". Beautiful landscape! You can hike in the mountains right behind our house. The next busstation is down in the valley about 40 minutes to walk.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 259256671345

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