The challenging life with three girls on a farm in AUTUUM - get some on hand experience & enjoy time with us in Upper Austria

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  • Description

    Description

    Yeah it's autuum - Our family & garden & fields needs some help!
    I start to work, so we need helping hands in and around the house, to cook, to play with the girls, to finish the garden, to harvest on the fields, to upcycle an old cupboard ...
    So if you love it to help - please join us!

    We - Michaela & Gerald (39, 44 years old) live with our 3 girls (4, 7 and 9 years) on a farm house in St. Marien (in the triangle of Linz, Wels and Steyr in Upper Austria; close to Salzburg (115km), Vienna (180km) and Munich (250km))
    After getting the experience to be volunteers ourself in New Zealand and Canarian Islands and enjoying to meet different families and places we decided that it's our turn to welcome workaways at our place.
    Since 1978 we run an organic farm. Our customers enjoy our homegrown fresh organic vegetables (carrots, onions, pumpkins, parsnips, parsley, ...) and fresh vegetables in grown in greenhouses (lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, ...). We also produce all kind of grain and seeds. We sell our vegetables and grains in our farm shop and each Friday morning we supply various shops and restaurants with our products in Linz.
    At the moment we also try to get into the cultivation of tea herbs such as lemon balm or mint Krause - last year we harvested the first crop of herbs.
    At our farm we also have a horse boarding stable and riding school which is actually rented out but temporarily help is needed there too.
    We are open minded, we love to cook and eat, music, DIY, bake bread, cook jam, chutney, ... ...
    So if you fancy a stay at a sustainable organic farm to experience the turn from plant via vegetable to compost, combined with the possibility to work with horses and enjoy some family time with three farm girls - contact us for further information.


    Wir - Gerald & Michaela (44,39) leben mit unseren 3 Mädchen (4, 7 und 9 Jahre) auf einem Vierkanthof in St. Marien, mitten im Zentralraum von Linz, Wels und Steyr. Salzburg (115km), Wien (180km) und München (250km) sind relativ nah und gut öffentlich erreichbar.
    Bereits seit 1978 bewirtschaften wir unsere Felder nach biologischen Regeln als Mitglied der ORBI Bauern bzw. der BIO Austria. Neben dem klassischen Ackerbau liegt der Schwerpunkt unserer Landwirtschaft schon seit Beginn an bei Gemüse- und Kartoffelanbau. Unsere Kunden freuen sich über Lager-Gemüse (Karotten, Zwiebel, Kürbis, Pastinaken, Petersilie, …) bzw. Frischgemüse im Folienhaus (Blattsalat, Tomaten, Paprika, Gurken, …). Neben den altbewährten Sorten werden immer wieder Raritäten angepflanzt. Unser Gemüse und Getreide vermarkten wir in unserem Hofladen und jeweils Freitag früh beliefern wir verschiedene Läden und Lokale mit unseren Produkten in Linz.
    Daneben entwickeln wir ein weiteres Standbein und experimentieren seit zwei Jahren im Anbau von Teekräutern wie Zitronenmelisse oder Krause-Minze.
    Für eine optimale Kreislaufwirtschaft wurde professionelle Kompostierung begonnen und wird nun eine Kompostieranlage für Grünabfälle betrieben.
    Am Betrieb haben wir einen Pferdestall eingemietet, wo eine Mithilfe zeitweise möglich ist.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We enjoyed being workaways in NewZealand& Canarian Islands; we had workers/ helpers from Austria, Romania, Kroatia, South Africa, ... it's a nice cultural exchange. We and our children like it to make new friendships!

  • Help

    Help

    Processing of vegetables, Horse stable, The beautiful and challenging life on a farm experience!
    herbs, compost & general maintenance around the farm

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    german, english, basics in french

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Privat accommodation with shared living area (with a horse intern & workers)

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    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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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







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