A farm full of colour and crafts

Country

Austria

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    11/09/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a really colourfull and diverse little organic farm (3 ha) in Upper- Austria. Close to the German and Czech boarder. We have two main fields of work: Our farmwork, and our many different seminars in old handcrafts.

    Christiane (born 1976) is spinning wool, deying wool with natural colours, making inks and paints out of plants and is giving courses on the subjects.

    Uli (born 1963) is scything teacher and head of the farmwork.

    Rie (born 2015) is certified trouble maker and main entertainer of guests. Hans and Helga (Ulis parents) are enjoying their retirement on the farm.
    We grow fruits and vegetables mainly for hotels and restaurants and have 4 sheep and an ever changeing number of chickens.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Farmstay

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are happy to teach guests to spin wool, and to mow with a scythe, learn a lot a bout organic farming and how to start a farm from scratch (because that is what we are still doing) and to make their life more colourfull with Christianes inks.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help in the garden, in the woods and on the fields. Tasks include planting, weeding, harvesting, mowing, collecting wood, cutting wood

    Because our place is still under construction we also need help in renovating, building fences, a tiny house and little mobile stables for the farmanimals

    Christiane is always happy to have an extra hand when she is dyeing wool or preparing courses

    Rie is always happy if there is entertainment for her, so it would be great if you love fun and games

    Ideally you are happy working outdoors, have a little experience in using tools and are not afraid of the weather

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, Englisch

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer a small but cosy bedroom. It is private but all our books are in there, so you might have us coming in to get some books. The room has a double bed. So we can host one guest or two who like each other a lot :)

    We are sharing the apartment with the grandparents Hans/Helga. They don't speak english but are used to gesture away ;) Helga is our main cook. We are prepared to cook vegetarian meals. If you are vegan, you might have to cook for yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are really easy going and love to have guests around.Sometimes it can get rather busy and we hardly have time to breathe and if the weather is bad for longer spells it can get really quiet around the house. So be prepared to bring yur personal entertainment. (Or be entertained by our little Miss Wonderfull ;)

    During your stay you can visit three european countries if you like. It is only a 15 minute drive to each boarder (Germany , Czech) We are prepared to give you rides to the nearest train oder busstation for your trips around but be warned we are living rerally rural and sometimes there just is not any public transport.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

making colour
planting
Harvesting herbs
learn to spin
working away
our ladies
Rasberry harvest
Trees in the back waiting for your hammock
our view of the little village Julbach
Coulourfull nature
Our house
The dyers garden
Harvest time
The ONLY picture of the three of us together
Host ref number: 293273657175