Gastronomic and cultural experience in Ratten, Austria

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Austria

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Viennese entrepreneurs with cinemas and bars in Vienna and Styria. We have been running the Schutzhütte since June 2020. The idea of bringing and expanding our gastronomic and cultural experience in a special place and also to find an alternative to the stress of the big city led us here. In exchange with the local population, the surrounding farms, our guests and employees, a special meeting place in the midst of nature is created here.
    Our house was originally intended as a shelter for people on the mountain. Refuge from storms and cold. Today such a place is much more. Due to the exposed location and the on-site gastronomy, such a place belongs to the pride of the surrounding villagers in the valley, is a place of social cohesion, where people meet for special occasions, or a special local recreational destination for hikes etc. For our National and international guests, it is a spectacular and unusual place with a great view on nice days.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are an international team with changing permanent staff (from the European Union, South America, Asia, etc ...) You can improve your German or learn German here. You can also learn how to cook with regional products or get training in bar and service customers. The benchmark is always the famous Austrian hospitality. We also offer a cultural program, mainly in summer and autumn. Especially music and film events. Our focus is on ecologically and human rights related topics. We also have lively contact with the farmers in the area. You can visit the farms and get to know the different ways of doing business in these Styrian quality companies - for example: cattle farming and the associated dairy, cheese, meat production, or grain, fruit and vegetable cultivation; The famous Styrian pumpkin seed oil is also produced in our area. The refuge is also part of a wind farm owned by the Austrian Federal Forests with a large number of wind turbines in the immediate vicinity. Anyone who wants to can be informed about this alternative form of energy generation and, by prior arrangement, be guided through the inside of the huge wind turbines. For those interested in astronomy, the place is a popular and fantastic place for stargazing or star photography because of its altitude and the darkness, which is not disturbed by light pollution.
    In addition, this place is very suitable for sporting activities - cycling, hiking, climbing, ski touring, etc.
    For a workawayer, this not only offers the opportunity to observe nature in a special way, he also gets to know the tasks of regional gastronomy in all its areas and can implement them for his own ideas. - if you want, you can also learn to cook regional specialties. We train every workawayer personally in all of his or her tasks and we visit the farms in the area and the businesses of our food suppliers with the workawayers. Workawayers can also take part in herb hikes, where you learn to differentiate between mountain herbs, how and what they can be used for. In the end, you got to know the rural population here, the peculiarities of the area and the type of economy in the regional small and medium-sized businesses.
    As a team in a mountain hut, we are particularly careful and dependent on creating a familiar atmosphere. Here on the mountain you are dependent on each other in a special way. We spend a lot of free time together - especially on bad weather days - where there is less to do.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    The refuge at 1588m above sea level is located on an alpine pasture in the Eastern Alps, in eastern Styria. The refuge can also be reached by car in summer. In spring, summer and autumn we cater to guests here who come to visit us either by car or bike - the refuge is a stop on a regional famous cycle path - or who hike up on foot. In winter we prepare a 4-kilometer toboggan run. The refuge is then also a popular destination for snowshoe hikers and touring skiers. The refuge also offers accommodation (8 rooms) for up to 40 people. The cooperation affects all areas of the house. Cleaning, service, kitchen, PR, cultural programs; No special prior knowledge is required here. Depending on their talents and linguistic abilities, we quickly train employees according to their preferences and abilities. Every helping hand is welcome.
    The main responsibilities for workawayers here are:
    1. Assistance in service and kitchen (serving guests, serving drinks, serving dishes, washing plates, cutlery, glasses) -
    2. Cleaning of the rooms and guest rooms (change of bed linen, washing clothes, vacuum cleaning, window cleaning, bathroom cleaning;)
    3. Working around the house (looking after the plants, mowing the lawn, finishing wood)
    4. Getting to know the surrounding mountains in order to be able to provide information.
    5. PR - Co-designing our social media and the webpage

    As an employer in the catering sector, we pay the standard hourly wage for each hour worked. Board and lodging are included so there is no charge. Without exception, you can only work with us with an appropriate work permit, which we can obtain for you in some cases. Every workawayer is insured with us from the start of work.

  • Languages

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

    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

    Basically, we try to provide each employee with their own room as a place of retreat. Depending on the booking situation and room occupancy, it can happen that two people occupy a room. The rooms are simply furnished, like a refuge, all have comfortable beds, WiFi and a desk. Sufficient privacy is guaranteed. The food is balanced and contemporary and has something to offer for all needs, from vegan to carnal food. In the evening there is a team lunch with the opportunity to exchange ideas and talk. It is cooked by an employee according to their ideas.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Anyone who wants to spend time with us here on the mountain must be aware that it is a quiet place in the middle of nature. The next village is 14 kilometers away in the valley. The city of Vienna can be reached by train in 90 minutes, aswell the city of Graz. We provide a hut shuttle to and from the train station. The surroundings of the place are suitable in summer - as already described - for long hikes or bike tours in summer and autumn, or ski tours, toboggan rides, snowshoe hikes in winter. You can relax in the hut, read, study, let your mind wander ... Various sports equipment (skis, bikes, e-bikes, toboggans) are available.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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