Small is beautiful! Come and join the family-runned vegetable farming in Hatzendorf, Austria



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Helping out at this agriculture project brings you experiences about sustainable lifestyle, organic farming and CSA (community supported agriculture).
    Kristel and Patrick and their little children moved to the region 2015 and founded a little paradise. Thats why the name of the projekt is a mixture of the words "Paradies" (paradise) and the vegetable "Radieschen" (radish).
    Part of the paradise is the sweet family house, self-renovated by the former architect couple, and 3,6 hectars of land. Between old fruit trees and grassland Kristel and Patrick grow 80 different kinds of vegetables for 70 households. These households represent the community, that supports the farm work. By paying all costs of the vegetable production while receiving the whole harvest, these households share the benefits, risks and responsibilty with Kristel and Patrick. This CSA concept helps diverse farms to survive without selling their products for low prices in the free market. Its revolutionary in a beautiful way!
    Kristel and Patrick write in their homepage: " Its our goal to grow vegetables while respecting the needs of our planet, the plants, animals and humans. Diverse vegetables for diverse humans! The development of our different vegetable varieties is oriented on the farm work proceeding and also on what makes us smile."
    The multicultural family provides a warm-hearted, open-minded atmosphere. Little Charlotte (*️️️️️️️️️️️️2018) is supporting the atmosphere with her smiles, while Fridolin (*️️️️️️️️️️️️2012) and Henriette (*️️️️️️️️️️️️2014) are already taking part by being litte farmers and caring for the sheep, ducks, cats and hens.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Collecting low budget-ideas for small scale agriculture
    Experience an especially cherishing way of communication

  • Help


    Kristel and Patrick are looking for travellers, who already have a few experiences in growing vegetables and who would enjoy to also work autonomously: Watering the plants, working on the tomato plants,... Depending on the time of the year, Kristel and Patrick are happy about helping hands in for example planting the veggie plants in the fields, weeding, harvesting (twice a week), building up things,... Also the other house-around things to be done: children care, cooking, ...

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, English, Italian, Romanian

  • Accommodation


    For your own retirement a little wooden house is provided, with big windows with nice view, own bathroom and little terrace.

    We like to share ideas about healthy and ecological lifestyle. As we grow vegetables, food is a great part of it and we are always happy about new ideas :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Close to the southern Burgenland and near the border triangle Slovenia-Hungary-Austria, there are many great bike paths through the rolling hills and along the Raab.
    The Riegersburg is about 1.5 hours walk.
    The little paradise is well connected with other exciting projects nearby that can be visited, for example the large housing project Cambium in Fehring and other land projects.

  • A little more information

    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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