Come help us in a beautiful spot in nature, close to the city of Graz, Austria

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Austria

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello naturelovers!

    I am Verena, living in a small paradise and I am having the honor to be the guardian over a 3200 qm land, close to the center of Graz (15 km).
    The land is elevated in a small valley surrounded by hills and forests. Around are only a few houses, Horses and fields full of wildlife. 2/3 of the land itself is very steep with a vegetable garden and an orchard with over 60 trees: apples, nuts, peaches, plums, grapes which are waiting for your help to harvest from June to end of October.
    I am living in an experiment how it is to live with and from nature, wild and free and responsible with mother earth. This simple and self determined lifestyle is making me very happy, although it is sometimes challenging. Specially for me, since I still struggle physically with fatigue syndrom, I need good people which are not shy to all kind of tasks and able to work also in hard physical work and independent, selfmotivated and joyful.

    I am always full of inspiration and far away from the consumption mode and I like to collect and use recycling materials and create all kind of things on the place.

    At the moment I need help for construction work, plumbing, woodcraft, electricity, grass cutting with a scythe and harvest. handy people are very welcome!

    At the moment life here is also super basic, you would live in a caravan with Outdoor shower and dry toilet.

    The diet is vegan and simple with a high amount of raw food, smoothies, salads, fruits, wild herbs from the own garden. I am living mostly on rawfood. For breakfast everyone can take what they want and for afternoon, I am preparing a big salad usually together with the people that are staying here. Since life is basic, cleaning and housework is like zero.

    At the moment I don’t own a car, if you come you can come by bus (busstation is 3km away) or eventually I can lend a car if necessary.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    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

    Living the creative way with, from and for mother nature, working with recyclingmaterials, permaculture, raw food, how to get independent from the system, edible plants. Also with my workawayers I learned to be a German teacher, but I can only do that if there is already a good basis. I speak high german, no slang.

  • Help

    Help

    The life in nature is demanding and I really need to have practical, responsible, skillful people which are aware of what is needed to be done, are self-motivated and can work also independently. Even though the place is amazingly regenerating and provides a lot of energy, it is not a holiday place to chill out I (but in your free time of course you can chill :).
    I give freedom in the timing you want to work, just looking for balance in giving and receiving and that things are moving forward.

    I need people which have some of the following skills: Building with wood, carpentry, repair projects, electricity.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    in a caravan

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Styria is a very scenic country with mainly hills and mountains. The nearby city of Graz is easily reachable by bus. The bus station is 3 km away, andor you take the bicycle to reach the bus. The city of Graz is announced as worldheritage with a broad cultural program.
    3km from my place is a clean and beautiful small lake free accessible at any time.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



















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