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We're a live-loving, openminded, energetic and fun family who lives with 2 cats and 4 chickens in the southwestern part of Upper Austria 🇦🇹, just 30 km north of Salzburg. I work as a student counselor and teacher now, but used to work in tourism, restaurants and a travel-agency. I also spent almost 2 years living abroad, in the USA 🇺🇸 and Italy 🇮🇹. So I/we really love to connect to people from different countries and cultures and would like to share time, space, experiences and work.
I live here by myself since my daughter moved out but she often comes visit, my partner stays with me several times a week, my mum lives on the first floor and we are an open house with friends visiting and hopping in very often. Right now with Corona, of course it’s a bit different… I love being a host and inviting people from all over the world into our house and garden is definitely my thing, I love it :)
Looking forward to hosting creative, nature and garden interested people with a good work ethic and common sense, who don’t mind sweating and getting their hands dirty, maybe have experience in wood-work! See you 😊
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
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Cook and enjoy Austrian and international meals together. Language learning (German, English), herbs and gardening, Salzburg - culture and festivals, the surroundings, getting to know the mountains and go swimming in clear lakes and rivers. Sometimes, when I’m not busy doing other things I can be a very good guide to our local sites and beautiful nature places. I love to share my secret nature spots with you and I love to ride the motorcycle... maybe you wanna come? I’ve also done quite some special travelling and love to share stories about that. You will be treated like a friend and you will be involved in what’s going on here. So even if there’s just you as a single workawayer you won’t get bored but still have time to enjoy what you like doing.
First of all we would like to welcome you like a family member which besides sharing meals, dinner-talks and board games also means sharing everyday chores like helping setting the table or empty the dishwasher, think in family-terms when making tea, etc. 😉 !!!
Right now we will need someone to help getting the garden and greenhouse ready. So there will be mostly starting the garden, preparing beds and cleaning up around the house, get everything ready to plant. Cutting the hedge, raking leaves and taking all the green cuts with a wheelbarrow to the forest/green dump.
The rest of the garden season:
Watering, harvesting vegetables, mowing the lawn, sweeping the terrace, picking weeds, cutting hedges and taking the cuts to the dump, straining stones from soil, vacuum cleaning, clean the windows, the henhouse, Open/close I henhouse, canning/cooking tomatos.... everything that’s to do in a house with a big garden 😊
Needed at times: people with some physical strength and building/woodwork skills, creativity. So for some chores a certain physical strength is helpful, although, I as a woman can also do these kind of things.
We don't have huge projects - they are small to medium sized... couple of hours, couple of days in order one is done. So we don't necessarily need long term workawayers, it's also nice to have someone just hop in and out for a couple of days, help doing one or the other thing. But sometimes, if we are a smooth match, it’s also nice to have someone for three weeks or even longer.
I will explain the projects that have to be done at the beginning of your stay and expect them to be finished nicely. If you don’t know how to do it, please ask! I will always be there to work along, explain new skills but I also expect self sufficient working to a certain degree. I don’t want to host kids who don’t have a clue about real hands on! I have done workaways myself and know what I am talking about. ;)
... and if you have special skills, I’m also very curious to learn new ones! :-)
If you read this, please include „happy chicken“ in your request. I will not accept random applications or copy and paste requests.
I am a generous and supportive person but I also expect you to bring along a good working spirit. If there’s a challenging situation, I prefer discussing it openly. Always ready to learn myself. 😊
This host offers a language exchange
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We provide a small but separate bedroom (shared with the washing machine in use during the day only) with a good bed and a shared bathroom, and very rarely (on winter occasions) an own bedroom with a bathroom ensuite.
If you prefer, in summer you can also sleep in a tent in the garden. We can provide full equipment for that.
Let's just communicate about what you need to be happy and we'll see, if we can provide it.
What I always guarantee are fresh and clean sheets on the bed (couch) and a clean bathroom (which we keep clean together!!!) what for my feeling are essential things to feel comfortable!
The rooms are part of our apartment in our two stories family home. My mother lives on the first floor, we live downstairs. There are three terraces you can choose from, you can fix your own breakfast or eat with us. I cook nice dinner on most days, you can enjoy with us. We are mostly on the veggie-side... if meat, then organic from local farmers. Meals are included and we expect about 4 hrs work a day plus normal participation in everyday household-chores.
Working time is preferably 4 hours in the morning. It does get hot 🥵 around lunchtime... and you (we) can enjoy the afternoons off!
We also have a bike for your use, there is a beautiful lake 3 km from our house and a train station just 3 minutes walking distance from the house. 35 - 45 minutes to Salzburg by train for € 14/day ticket.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
No oversized ones.
4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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