Help building a Tiny House and starting a permaculture garden in Waidhofen/Ybbs, Austria




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    Hello everybody, we are Eva and Sebastian.
    after travelling in Asia and Oceania for 15 months, we came back to Austria last year. Here we started building our Tiny House. For now, we rented a small piece of land, where we want to finish our new home. We started building our Tiny House in March 2020 and it was a DIY-project from the very beginning on. We plan to build our home totally off-grid with solarpower, wooden stove and a self-experimented watercycle. ;)

    We've built the house with natural materials (wooden framing, clay walls, wooden walls, natural insulation, ...)
    Now we are looking for help finishing the interior and also working around the Tiny House and in the garden.

    As we are very interested in permaculture and learned a lot on our travels, we also want to use our rented land around the Tiny House to grow our own food as much as possible. So garden-lovers are very much welcome :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As we loved our Workaway-experiences on our travels, we would love to experience being a host now. We can share our experiences and knowledge about eco-building, permaculture, yoga, meditation, ... :)

    We like to have bonfire-evenings where we all can share our visions, have some spiritual talks and observe nature and the stars :)

  • Help


    Help with building the Tiny House and help to set up a nice permaculture garden. We are also open to any new ideas from you. :)

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    During the building process we still have a rented appartement close to the Tiny House. There would be enough space for another one or two Workawayers. We would share our facilities - Mi casa es su casa :)
    In the appartment you will have your own bedroom.

    Concerning food: We are vegan and love to cook vegan meals (especially indian, thai) ourselves, which we would also share.
    But in general again: Mi kitchen es su kitchen :D

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Working times are flexible, we can talk about that in the beginning to arrange our daily schedules (max. 25h/week).

    Our hometown is located in the Pre-Alps-Region and provides beautiful scenic views and many hiking trails all around. Also there is a nice river flowing through the town, where you can take a swim. The small town (12000 inhabitants) has an old historical background and a pretty-looking town center. There's an old castle and lots of towers to visit, it's also called the "Town of Towers" :)

    Waidhofen/Ybbs is located between Vienna and Linz.
    Public transport is easily available, there are regular bus and train connections:
    - 1 1/2 hour to Vienna
    - 1 hour to Linz
    - 2 hours to Salzburg

  • 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

    You would have unlimited Wi-Fi and a working space in your spare time.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There would be enough space for a campervan in front of our Tiny House and also in front of our flat.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 429526218498