Help restore a farm and turn it into a real home near St. Leonhard in Lower Austria



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    My name is Robert and I’m 50 years old; I am a Lean manager for a multinational company. I bought this farm a few years ago with the vision of restoring it and turning it into a real home. I have a friend here who is doing some volunteer work for me and as I am often off on business trips it is he with whom you will be working for the most part. Dom has previously traveled around europe as a workaway and loves meeting new people whenever the opportunity arises!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Language practice

  • 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

    The young man who you will be working with speaks fluent english and french as well as some Italian and is happy to help improve your language skills as well as any building skills you may be able to exchange. The scenery here is extraordinary, walking and cycling are a pleasure as there is little traffic and there are many fantastic sites to visit if you want to chill for a while. Most of the food and produce is organic or local however, as I am not often here you will have to cook for yourselves most of the time. I will provide you with food as part of the deal, and if you have your own transport you will also be able to get to a shop if needs be.

  • Help


    The project has been up and running for a while and I have begun the process of removing the older beams which have been compromised by woodworm.

  • Languages spoken

    French: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    English: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We can offer accommodation in a rustic stone walled Bedroom with double bed, fitted with a wood burner for winter (Undecorated). There is also a communal bathroom; hot water is provided from the electric water heater. It’s all still under construction so please don’t expect luxury accommodation!

    NO internet access on the farm!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The house is situated in beautiful Austrian countryside near the small town of St. Leonhard in Lower Austria, surrounded by a blend of woodland and open fields. There are a few small towns within easy reach if you have your own transport. There is also a pub, bakery and small supermarket in the local village (3km). The farm is in a very isolated location and there is NO PUBLIC TRANSPORT so you must provide your own or be willing to walk to the neared bus stop (3KM approx).

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    25h per week (daily hours are flexible)

Host ref number: 515466194749