Come and join the family-runned vegetable farming in Hatzendorf, Austria

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  • Last activity: 8 Sep 2022



 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • 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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Romanian: Fluent

  • 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

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 485667961698

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