My wife is Austrian and I am an American that has been calling Amstetten home for the last 6 years. I came to Austria as a professional athlete and stayed on to start our family. We now have a 6 month old and a 2 year old dog named Sally. We bought a new house that we are working towards creating as our new home.
We have a lot of space and a lot of projects! We are looking for inspired guests that would be interested in leaving their mark on our new home. The house is a very large townhome that was built in 1911. The upper level will remain as a pair of apartments that are being remodeled. While the downstairs was partly an old grocery store. There are plenty of opportunities for creative projects and we are open to inspiration. Additionally, I am looking for help in completing the various remodeling projects I am focusing on.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We ourselves are a Multicultural family. We generally are speaking English and German in the house. I am working in a variety of schools teaching English. While my wife is home to help raise our growing baby boy.
We bought a turn of the century house that we are completely remodeling. A portion of the downstairs was an old grocery store. While upstairs has 2 apartments.
You will have a furnished bedroom in an apartment that may or may not be shared with other guests. It also may be in need of a project or two to make it more homey. We are currently working hard to finish the house.
Our house is located in the town center of Amstetten, Austria. Amstetten is a regional hub in the Cider Quarter of Lower Austria. Any convenience is a walking distance away. And it is a 50 minute train ride to Vienna and a 30 minute train ride to Linz. Also close is the famous Wachau wine region. This is a world heritage site with its numerous ruins and is a popular bike or boating destination.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week