Hello! We, Irene ,Michael and Valentina( born 28.June 2018 )are running a small farm in a village called Aschbach in Lower Austria. We have 4 horses, two ponies, three cats and a bunch of chicken.
The farm is situated a bit outside of the centre, there are some other houses and farms around but it is quite rural.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
You will experience life in Austria with typical food and beverages, see how to run a small horse farm and cope with daily challenges which come up. If you are interested we can teach you some German or even the dialect we speak.
We are looking for people who are practical and don't need anyone to tell them what to do every minute.
Mainly we need help in the house with general maintenance, cleaning and cooking. We do eat meat but if you are vegetarian and like cooking you can overtake preparing lunch for us and surprise us with delicious vegetarian meals ;)
Irene also needs help with the Baby and the horses, feeding them and mocking out the stable are daily tasks. Sometimes she needs help during riding lessons e.g. holding a pony whilst the other one is trained. If you have experience with horses we can talk about horseback riding, too.
Around a newly built house and a farm there is always work to find like weeding, construction work and so on so please bring some clothes which can become dirty and be prepared for physical work.
Every second weekend Michael's son (7 years) is visiting and after being shy in the beginning it can happen that he chooses you as his new playground mate.
There is a private room for you in the house with a double bed, sofa and cupboard. We share bathroom, kitchen and living room.
In summertime you can visit the local swimming pool which is in walking distance, you can go for long walks in the countryside or borrow a bike for cycling.
The train station is also in walking distance and there are good connections to Amstetten which is the closest city, Linz and Vienna.
Please make sure that you have a valid health insurance!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week